Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Tupac Shakur will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with various others, the Walk of Fame Committee confirmed over the weekend.

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Shakur, also known to the world as 2Pac, is the fourth representative of the rap genre to be given the honor, nearly 17 years after his death.

2Pac proved himself an accomplished hip-hop artist, poet, activist and actor, and his short but illustrious career earned him this prestigious honor.

The beloved rapper has become something of a legend, or even a martyr, in death. Statues in Georgia and Germany have been erected in his honor.

A Tupac hologram even performed at Coachella in 2012.

In effort to preserve his legacy, 2Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur, founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, and she's not the only one to pay homage.

Pac's impact has been the subject of academic lectures at UC-Berkeley, Harvard University, SUNY-Buffalo, Northeastern University and beyond.

Other 2014 Walk of Fame star recipients:

  • Katy Perry
  • Rick Springfield
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Phil Hartman (posthumous)
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well deserved the greatest rapper of all time.even though his life was cut short his words true today.first rapper ever to have a two record album stright out of prision that went platnuim in two weeks.after his death the klumani.hail mary is a classic.this is the greatest and most talented rapper of all time.his raps were tight pac digged deep into one's soul.death around the corner were he surmissed his own death.dear mama as a tribute to mama.changes were he discussed the vilence in the neighborhood.why not pac to get this star for he stands alone as raps greatest.even though it took seventeen years he is still dear.2 pac forever

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an idea: JUST MAKE A NEW ONE FOR BLACK PEOPLE AT THE EXIT OF LAX airport!!