Tupac Shakur received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame a mere few days before what would’ve been Pac’s 52nd birthday.
Skakur’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur accepted the star on behalf of the family. The emotions were, naturally, overwhelming for Sekyiwa, who started to shed tears upon reminiscing of the thought of how 2Pac himself would’ve reacted if presented with this great honor. She also went on to add that ever since a very young age Tupac dreamed of the day, in which he’d find his name next to those of all other inspirational artists. Seth was so engulfed in her emotions that she needed to take short breaks before continuing with her speech.
This is a historic day for all Tupac fans around the world, whilst the entire thing could’ve happened years ago. The organizers revealed that the decision to honor Pac with a star was made 10 years ago but the family of the rapper had to decide on the exact date.
Shakur’s star is the 2758th on the Walk of Fame. His legendary life and career were cut tragically short after being gunned down in 1996, at the age of only 25 years. We could only imagine the speech that Tupac would’ve produced, had he been alive to witness the moment himself.
His music career spanned five years, during which he managed to sell a whopping 75 million records worldwide. This includes the record-breaking “All Eyez On Me” album, part of which was evergreen hip-hot hits like ”2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted”, “California Love (Remix),” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “How Do U Want It.”
Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Pac also had a short acting career, taking part in some movie productions, such as “Poetic Justice”, “Gang Related”, „Juice”, and “Above the Rim”.