There may never be a hip-hop star more influential and talented than Tupac Shakur.
His life ended at the age of 26, shot and killed on Las Vegas Boulevard in Sin City, but 26 years after the icon’s death, he is being honored in a way that will put him on the same level as the biggest entertainment stars of all time.
The rapper received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His 47-year-old sister serves as the president of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, and she was on hand to deliver a rousing and emotional speech on Tupac’s behalf.
“As the proud sister of Tupac Amaru Shakur, the daughter of Mutulu and Afeni Shakur, it fills my heart with honor to stand here today representing the Shakur family. Tupac knew deep down that he was always meant for something great, and as his little sister, I had the privilege to watch that greatness unfold.”
His sister talked about how getting honored on the Wall of Fame meant more than just being a music legend; it represented his impact on the world.
“Today, we’re not just honoring a star on the ground. But we’re honoring the work and the passion that he has put into making his dreams come true. His heavenly star will shine a little brighter today. Once again, he has made us all extremely proud. We love you, Tupac.”
Tupac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 because of his hip-hop contributions and overall cultural influence.
He spent a portion of his life in Oakland, and last month that city announced that a stretch of a street would be named in his honor.