Tupac “2Pac” Shakur‘s storied career will be honoured this year with the late rapper’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Snoop Dogg will lead the induction next month, with unconfirmed rumours that he will be joined by mentor Dr Dre in a tribute concert at the ceremony.
The news of 2Pac’s induction was reported by Rolling Stone on Sunday (March 26) on the heels of a TMZ report that a three-song tribute featuring an all-star lineup was being performed. However, Rolling Stone confirmed that a final lineup has not been set in stone just yet.
Snoop Dogg and 2Pac first collaborated on the track “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” from 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me album. Snoop has also credited himself with bringing 2Pac to the now-defunct Death Row Records at the height of its dominance in the industry in the ’90s.
TMZ sources claimed that Dr Dre was close to signing on to perform with other West Coast stars in the planned tribute and that 2Pac’s hit “California Love” was one of the tracks. Joining 2Pac in the Hall will be Pearl Jam and Yes.
The ceremony takes place on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Source: HipHop Dx