A street has recently been named after California rapper 2Pac in Oakland in honour of the legend. The road is located near where the emcee lived in the 1990s. The street opened was previously a section of MacArthur Boulevard in the city.
A formal ceremony was held in the city attended by the likes of E-40, MC Hammer, Money-B and Too Short. Other Bay Area legends were also in attendance. Upon the reveal, Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa, gave a speech, stating, “Let his spirit live on the rest of these years in these streets and in your hearts.”
Taking to the stage, E-40 exclaimed, “He was the realest rapper ever. He was very bright. He was a triple threat: movies, rap, poet, everything. He made positive music, self-esteem-lifting music for females, like ‘Dear Mama’ and ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby’.”
Even MC Hammer, whom 2Pac had a minor beef with, professed that Tupac was “hands down, the greatest rapper ever, there’s not even a question of that.” The ‘California Love’ lyricist lived in Oakland when he released 2Pacalyspe Now in 1991.
This reveal comes shortly after Shakur’s suspected killer, Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis, decided to plead not guilty to the crime. The suspect was arrested following the reopening of the 1996 murder case earlier this year when new evidence emerged.
Many are aware that 2Pac was murdered in Las Vegas and that he was there to walk Mike Tyson to the ring of a fight against Bruce Seldon. However, for years, many have suspected that a man by the name of Orlando Anderson was responsible for the crime.
Keefe D is the uncle of Orlando Anderson, who has been the suspected killer for many years. Anderson had an altercation with the All Eyez On Me rapper and his crew inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas hours before the emcee was murdered. A verdict hasn’t been reached yet.