Shakur was 25 at the time of his death in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1996.
Tupac Shakur, the late rapper, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, two days before his 52nd birthday.
Sekyima “Set” Shakur, who collected the star on her brother’s behalf, shed tears as she described her brother’s ambition of one day being recognized on the Walk of Fame.
“From the first time he stepped foot on this stage of the Apollo Theater at 13 years old, before anyone recognized his name, he knew he had the dream to have a star here on the Walk of Fame,” she said before the announcement.
The Walk of Fame said that a star for Shakur was approved in 2013, but the organization let his family and estate to choose the date. They selected June 7 since it was nine days before his birthday on June 16th.
His sister characterized the event on Wednesday as an homage to Shakur’s career in music and his “lasting impact” on the globe.
“Today, we’re not just honoring a star in the ground, but we’re honoring the work and passion that he’s put into making his dreams come true,” she said.
Shakur, who was 25 at the time of his death in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on September 7, 1996, is regarded as one of hip-hop’s most prolific personalities. Despite the fact that his professional music career was cut short after just five years, he sold over 75 million albums worldwide.
His platinum-certified album “All Eyez on Me,” released in February 1996, includes the singles “California Love (Remix),” “Ambitionz Az a Ridah,” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha.”
He was the first solo hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
Shakur was also an actress, appearing in films such as “Poetic Justice,” “Gang Related,” “Juice,” and “Above the Rim.”
Personality on the radio Big Boy, who emceed the celebration, remarked about the rapper’s influence on the entertainment business, mentioning the multiple museum exhibitions, documentaries, and films devoted to his life.