Tupac Shakur: Rapper 2Pac to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Tupac Shakur astatine  the Paris Theater successful  New York City, New York successful  1994Image source, Getty Images

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2Pac (pictured successful 1994) was a hugely influential fig successful hip-hop and known for hits including California Love

By Steven McIntosh

Entertainment reporter

Tupac Shakur is to person a prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 26 years aft the rapper's death.

The hip-hop prima volition beryllium honoured with a ceremonial connected the prestigious Los Angeles walkway connected 7 June.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce confirmed the rapper would person the posthumous honour to the LA Times.

Shakur, whose prima volition beryllium the Walk of Fame's 2,758th, was a New York-born rapper who heavy influenced hip-hop, peculiarly the West Coast rap scene.

Sekyiwa "Set" Shakur, Tupac's sister, volition judge the honour connected his behalf during the ceremonial opening ceremonial for the star.

Los Angeles vigor presenter Big Boy volition pb the ceremony, portion manager Allen Hughes and writer Jamal Joseph volition beryllium the impermanent speakers.

Shakur, whose signifier sanction was stylised arsenic 2Pac, released his debut medium successful 1991 and went connected to bask illustration occurrence with hits including California Love, All Eyez connected Me, Changes and I Ain't Mad astatine Cha.

He died connected 13 September 1996 astatine the property of 25, aft helium was changeable 4 times successful Las Vegas.

In 2004, his posthumous azygous Ghetto Gospel, which features a illustration from Elton John's Indian Sunset, reached fig 1 successful the UK singles chart.

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