Bun B, Rick Ross to Perform at Tupac Birthday Concert
The June 16 benefit concert will be hosted at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Ga., which was founded by the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur Davis. The show will be co-hosted by comedian Mike Epps, Afeni Shakur Davis and Dead Prez emcee M1. Attendees will include ATL locals, Young Jeezy, Big Boi and Ludacris.
Mike Epps recently explained to HipHopDX that he was honored to pay tribute to the legendary emcee. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his inspiration,” he said. “It’s an honor for me to stand alongside his mother, Afeni Shakur, in celebrating such a personal moment of her son’s history.”
Tupac was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996, at the age of 25.The Slain rapper would have celebrated his 39th birthday on June 16. Tickets for the benefit concert are priced at $25, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. In other Tupac news, WIDEawake Death Row Records announced earlier this month that they’ll be releasing a new Tupac album for Christmas.