More than two decades after 2Pac’s untimely death, the legendary MC was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (June 7).
The posthumous award was accepted by the late artist’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, at a ceremony hosted by longtime radio host Big Boy. The event was attended by friends, family and fans of the late rap icon.
Among the attendees were notable figures from the Hip-Hop community, including YG, Mike Epps, DJ Quik, Danny Boy, Allen Hughe and fellow Outlawz member Young Noble. The ceremony wasn’t just a celebration of 2Pac’s music but also a testament to his enduring influence on the culture.
“Today we’re not just honoring a star in the ground, but we’re honoring the work and the passion that he’s put into making his dreams come true,” his sister said. “His heavenly star will shine a little brighter today. Once again, he has made us all extremely proud. We love you 2Pac.”
Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez added, “Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet and revolutionary. This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come.”
The ceremony concluded with the unveiling of 2Pac’s star, a moment met with applause and cheers from the crowd. It was also a moment of reflection for those who knew 2Pac personally.
“I signed to Death Row at the age of 15 years old, and later on in the years, 2Pac came over, and I had an opportunity to work on his album, All Eyes on Me,” Danny Boy told Hollywood Today. “I’m amazed, and I’m blessed that people still remember me for that small part, and I still remember 26 years later.”
The star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a fitting tribute to a man who, even in death, continues to inspire and influence generations. As one attendee put it, “It’s just beautiful, you know, God’s timing.”