Iconic rapper/actor Tupac Shakur will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Variety reports that Hollywood Walk of Fame committee chairman David Green announced that Shakur will receive a posthumous star on the Walk of Fame in 2014. Green made the announcement at Jennifer Lopez‘s Walk of Fame ceremony this week. Tupac will be honored for his musical career.
Pop superstar Katy Perry, famed Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland and ’80s pop/rock star and actor Rick Springfield are also among the 2014 Walk of Fame honorees for music. Other honorees include actors Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Claire Danes, as well as cultural commentator Tavis Smiley.
Shakur shot to fame in the early-to-mid 1990s after being discovered and recruited by Digital Underground’s Shock G and releasing his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, in late 1991. A string of major movie roles also raised his profile, including critically-acclaimed turns in films like Juice and Poetic Justice. Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas at the age of 25 in September of 1996.
Since his death, he’s become the most mythologized and revered hip-hop star of his generation.