Oakland Honors 2Pac With “Tupac Shakur Day”
Today (June 16) is the birthday of the iconic 2Pac. The city of Oakland, California is recognizing their adoptive son by declaring this date “Tupac Shukar Day.”
Hip-Hop advocate LeRoy McCarthy revealed to Okayplayer that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed the honor for the late West Coast representative. McCarthy also took part in drafting the language for the resolution.
“Although Tupac was born in Harlem, New York City in 1971, later lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Marin City, California, he cherished his time in Oakland as his home, stating that he got his ‘Game’ from Oakland,” reads the Mayor’s office’s proclamation. “Tupac once said: ‘…I give all my love to Oakland, if I’ma claim somewhere I’ma claim Oakland.”
This week also saw Pac named one of the latest rap stars to have their lyrics printed on special editions of Sprite cans. He was joined by Missy Elliott and J. Cole.