The late Tupac Shakur will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as announced by the Walk of Fame Committee. Tupac will make for the fourth rap star bestowed the honor. He is one of the best selling music artists in the world, and his All Eyez On Me double disc is one of the best selling hip-hop albums of all time.
Shakur, known to the world as 2Pac, will be awarded the star for his illustrious recording career. Prior to his tragic murder in 1996, Pac had proven himself an accomplished poet, activist and actor. He starred in a number of films including Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim and Gang Related.
2Pac — beloved to fans all over the world — has become a martyr in death. A statue in Georgia and Germany were erected in his honor, he has been the subject of over a dozen documentaries and a hologram in his likeness took the stage at last year's Coachella Music Festival (to the surprise of festival go-ers). In effort to preserve his legacy, Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Shakur's impact has been the subject of academic lectures at Harvard University, State University of New York and Buffalo, and Northeastern University. In 1997, UC Berkeley offered the ground-breaking course: 'History 98: Poetry and History of Tupac Shakur.'