On Friday, the rapper Tupac Shakur was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. 21 years after his death his legacy was further cemented as he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Snoop Dogg, who accepted the honor on Tupac’s behalf. Also in attendance at the ceremony was Alicia Keys, YG, Naughty By Nature’s Treach, and T.I. for a medley performance that celebrated the late icon’s prolific achievements in music.
Snoop Dogg said,
“I can’t believe it’s been 21 years since we actually got to hear Tupac, not the one clip on YouTube, not the hologram, Tupac Amaru Shakur the human being, twenty-one years ago, Tupac Shakur was taken from all of us. He was only 25 years old, too. Dare me to say that he was gone too soon.”
Tupac’s induction marks the sixth time the Rock Hall has opened its doors to a rap act. He follows in the footsteps of Grandmaster Flash, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and most recently, N.W.A.