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The City Of Oakland Declares June 16 ‘Tupac Shakur Day’ | Music News

2Pac 17.06.2016ANDREW


It’s hard to pin down exactly where 2Pac is from. Over the course of his life, he moved from New York City to Baltimore to the Bay Area, and then down to Los Angeles, where his career took off.


In a 1993 interview, 2Pac said of Oakland, where he first became known as a rapper with local group, Digital Underground, “If I claim somewhere, I’ma claim Oakland”.


Now, the city that has long felt a mutual claim to the legacy of 2pac has decided to honour the late rapper by declaring yesterday (Thursday, June 16) the date that would have been 2Pac’s 45th birthday, ‘Tupac Shakur Day’.


It is also reported that LeRoy McCarthy, who also started a petition to name a Brooklyn street Christopher Wallace Way, in honour of The Notorious B.I.G, was involved in the campaign that led to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s declaration.



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