Tupac Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame – 10 Years After He Was Selected

The star honoring Tupac Shakur on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled on Wednesday, June 7,

Tupac Shakur now has a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The late rapper’s fans and friends gathered along the Los Angeles landmark Wednesday morning, as his long-awaited star was posthumously unveiled.

Tupac’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur accepted the star on behalf of the family.

“It fills my heart with honor to stand here today representing the Shakur family,” she said. “Tupac knew deep down that he was always meant for something great. And as his little sister, I had the privilege to watch that greatness unfold.”

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The ceremony was hosted by Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy.

Other speakers included Allen Hughes, who directed the FX docuseries Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, as well as Jamal Joseph, author of the biography Tupac Shakur Legacy. Joseph also served as a producer on Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur.

Tupac received the 2,758th star on the landmark. It’s located at 6212 Hollywood Blvd., and is in the recording category honoring his achievements in the music industry.

The rapper was born in Harlem in 1971, and later called Los Angeles home.

At age 25, he was fatally shot on the Las Vegas Strip in September 1996.

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Tupac was actually selected to receive a star on the Walk of Fame ten years ago, with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announcing he would be honored in June 2013.

However, Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said his family never set a date for the ceremony.

Martinez responded to some of Tupac’s fans and friends this week, including rappers YG and Boosie Badazz, after they asked why it took so long for the rap icon to receive a star.

“Please note @BoosieBadazz, Tupac was selected for a star in 2013. His family chose to wait on the date until now,” Martinez tweeted on June 5.

During his lifetime, Tupac released four studio albums, with more music debuting after his death.

Both his 1996 album All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits collection have been certified Diamond, surpassing the ten-million mark.

Throughout his career, Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide. He remains one of hip-hop’s most iconic artists.

The rapper was known for music about social issues and life in the inner city. Among his many hit singles were “Only God Can Judge Me,” “Dear Mama,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” “How Do U Want It,” “California Love,” and “R U Still Down?”

He also found success as an actor, starring in films including Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related.

Watch the video of the star ceremony below: