Tupac Is Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Recap
Last night 2Pac Shakur joined Yes, Nile Rodgers of Chic, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, ELO and Journey in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The ceremony took place in NYC at the Barclays Center.
Snoop Dog gave a speech by stating some kinds words and reminiscing about the late rap artist life and work. Snoop and Pac were label mates as well as friends. Snoop shared a few funny stories which included the two parasailing and how 2Pac is responsible for getting him to smoke blunts when he was growing up.
Shortly after Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys took to the stage to perform a combination of 2Pacs songs which included “I Ain't Mad At Cha”, “Dear Mama” and “Ambitionz Az A Ridah”.
Snoop Dogg returned to the stage to perform “Gangsta Party” with YG. Treach from Naughty by Nature who was a close friend of 2Pac’s gave his rendition of “Hail Mary”.
T.I. then followed up to perform “Keep Ya Head Up”. He wore a bandanna tied in the front, this was one of Pac’s signature looks.
2Pac well deserved this honor for his powerful and positive messages he relayed in his music. I know if he were alive he would very humble and grateful for this honor. RIP Mr. Shakur you will forever be missed.