Tupac Shakur honored with posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Sekyiwa 'Set' Shakur poses during the posthumous Rapper Tupac Shakur's star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 7, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Tupac Shakur, an award-winning rapper, activist, and actor, received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, where his sister and fellow rappers spoke about the musician's global legacy.

"Tupac knew in his heart that he was always destined for greatness," Sekyiwa Shakur told the audience of approximately 100 people. As his younger sibling, I was honored to witness his greatness unfold.

Shakur emerged from a childhood of poverty in Harlem to become one of the world's best-selling musicians, with over 75 million records sold.

"From the moment he stepped onto the Apollo Theater stage at 13, before anyone recognized his name, he knew he wanted a star on the Walk of Fame," she explained.

Shakur was murdered in 1996 at 25 in an unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Malcom Greenidge, better known by his stage moniker E.D.I. Mean and hip-hop legend David Marvin, better known as DJ Quik, was also in attendance.

E.D.I Mean recalled the legacy of the "California Love" songwriter and stated that his influence was "carved in stone."

The composition "Dear Mama," dedicated to his mother, Afeni Shakur, is one of Tupac's most renowned contributions.

"These murals of him can be found in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe," said Allen Hughes, director of the Hulu documentary "Dear Mama" about Tupac Shakur.

Then one day it dawned on me. Tupac Amaru Shakur has become a symbol of rebellion on a global scale. Hughes stated, "A symbol is as visible and significant as Malcolm X and Che Guevara and inspires activists today."

Publish : 2023-06-08 12:16:00

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