It’s set. Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week, and will be honored by former labelmates Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
According to TMZ, the foundation behind the hall tapped Pac’s former collaborators to lead the late rapper’s tribute and induction. While details have not been announced, TMZ reports that Snoop and Dre will perform a three-song set, including “California Love”.
Snoop and Tupac got pretty close, following his release from prison and signing to Death Row Records. They famously collaborated on Pac’s hit song, “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” However, sometime before his death, Tupac and Snoop had a bit of beef, when Snoop didn’t want to be involved in Pac’s beef with Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G.
“Me and him clashed, because [radio host Angie Martinez] asked me on the air, ‘How do you feel about Puffy and Biggie?’ And I said what I felt. ‘They my homeboys. I love ’em,’ ” Snoop recently revealed, during an interview on “Sway in the Morning.”
Obviously, if you followed Pac’s career, you know he collaborated with Dre on the smash hit “California Love”, but after the producer left Death Row Records, he taunted him on “To Live and Die in L.A.”, off his first posthumous album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, referring to him as “gay ass Dre.”
In addition to Tupac, Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Joan Baez and Electric Light Orchestra will also be inducted during at ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7.