It has been announced that 50 Cent will have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When the announcement broke, fans were happy for 50 but raised the question about a Tupac Hollywood star becoming a reality.
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, shot to fame in 2003, with his album, Get Rich or Die Tryin. With an illustrious rap career, 50 swiftly moved into film and television, adding executive producer to his credits.
In 2013, news of plans for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Tupac was in place. For reasons unknown, the plans seized. Sources tell us that despite the news coverage, Tupac receiving a star was not even close to official.
When he died, Tupac was only twenty-five but achieved so much by that age. What he accomplished in those years was truly amazing. Firstly, Tupac’s story is one of inspiration for the underdogs, the people who are ‘hopeless’ as ‘Pac described. He battled through poverty, homelessness and the street life to become one of the most iconic figures in music history.
Secondly, he was raised on revolutionary values, with his mother, Afeni Shakur and step-father Mutulu Shakur. Afeni and Mutulu’s heavy involvement with the Black Panther movement paved the way for Tupac’s revolutionary ways. This upbringing would shape Tupac’s lyrical content, giving a voice and power to his community and the voiceless.
Similar to 50 Cent, Tupac moved onto other ventures, starring in movies and writing scripts. Many people worldwide have been and continue to be inspired by the life of Tupac Shakur. In addition, a number of universities even offered classes on ‘Pac’s life and literature in the past. This proves the importance of the man that came from humble beginnings.
The Demand For Tupac Star On Walk Of Fame
With his influence and impact over twenty years after his death, is it time for Tupac to have his own star? There’s certainly a lot of support for one.
@onthisdateinhiphop Where tf #2pac star?
@notorious_thugz_297 Pac used his music to spread real s***. He had a message.
@jconseeded1 2Pac shoulda got a star a long time ago
In 2013, TMZ caught up with Suge Knight, who stated that ‘Pac is on the level of Elvis Presley.
Along with 50 Cent, other celebrities to receive a star in 2020 are Wendy Williams and Alicia Keys. For the full list of 2020 inductees, visit http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/press