Tupac Shakur will forever be one of the most important figures and icons of rap and hip-hop music. Posthumously, he’s as popular and significant than ever.
His lyrics and take on the real meaning of “thug life” has hit an all new generation that somewhat missed out on the golden era of his heydays in the ’90s.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce are certifying his place in popular culture reverence as its been confirmed he’ll be part of the 2014 class of inductees for the sparkling Hollywood Walk of Fame. At one point, fans had started a petition online to get that golden spot on the boardwalk up and running.
This is exciting news for Tupac Nation, and expect to see his mother, social activist Afeni Shakur accept the honor on his behalf the day of. Possibly Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton will be in attendance as well, who was close to the rapper as he directed him in the 1993 film Poetic Justice, and fellow longtime friend Jada Pinkett-Smith.
–C. Shardae Jobson (@lavishrebellion)