Rapper Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) has received a posthumous honor in Hollywood. The 2758th star plaque was unveiled on the famous "Walk of Fame". It bears the name of the musician, actor, activist and poet.
He has become a "symbol of rebellion", like Malcolm X and Che Guevara, which is understood all over the world, said US director Allen Hughes ("Broken City"). Hughes is directing the new documentary series, Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, about Tupac Shakur and his mother, Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur.
The rapper's younger sister, Sekyiwa "Set" Shakur, unveiled the plaque in front of cheering fans. "We honor the work and passion he put into making his dreams come true," she said through tears.
Shakur shot dead under mysterious circumstances
Shakur ("All Eyez on Me") was one of the most successful rap artists of the 90s. In 2017, the musician was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (Ohio).
The hip-hop star, who grew up in poor conditions in New York, was at times involved in drug trafficking and other crimes, he was also imprisoned. In California, he worked with the Death Row Records label, known for gangsta rap.
Shakur was shot dead in a Las Vegas street in 1996 under unclear circumstances at the age of 25. Back then there were clashes between rival rappers from the east and west coasts.