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2Pac in a camo shirt and durag.
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2Pac to Have Oakland Street Named After Him

2Pac, who briefly lived in Oakland, will be honored with a street renamed after him between the city’s Grand Avenue and Van Buren Avenue.

2Pac is being honored with more than the FX docuseries Dear Mama. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the late rapper and actor will receive a street in Oakland renamed after him. Although 2Pac, legal name Tupac Shakur, was born in New York City, he relocated to Oakland as a teenager in the late 1980s, where he became a background dancer and roadie for hip-hop group Digital Underground.

In 2016, Oakland declared June 16 “Tupac Shakur Day,” also acknowledging the All Eyez on Me rapper’s birthday.

Per the San Francisco Chronicle, a portion of MacArthur Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Van Buren Avenue will be renamed “Tupac Shakur Way. The decision was introduced by Councilmember Carroll Fife.

“Tupac Shakur’s legacy will continue through his contributions in art and social outreach, through his family and fans, touching countless lives of children and elders over the years while alive and after his death, taken too young by gun violence,” read Fife’s resolution.

The last rapper to be honored with an Oakland street renaming was Too $hort, last December.

In other Shakur news, the five-part Dear Mama has been declared FX’s most-watched premiere for an unscripted series, and has also received a ‘Certified Fresh’ perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. The hour-long episodes, all directed by Allen Hughes, focus on Shakur’s relationship with his mother, Afeni, who was a political activist and member of the Black Panther Party. Next, Hughes is slated to direct a biopic on Snoop Dogg.