As the birthday of rap legend Tupac quickly approaches, a number of artists are uniting to perform in his honor.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts is bringing together Bun B, Rick Ross and Too Short to commemorate the rapper who would’ve been 39 this year.
The second-annual birthday celebration and benefit concert takes place June 16th in Stone Mountain, Georgia and is presented by Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur and comedian Mike Epps.
Epps released a statement on the upcoming festivities saying,
“This is the second year that we are celebrating Pac’s birthday in concert! As fans we are just giving back some of what he gave to us…On June 16th, Ms. Shakur and I along with some of the biggest names in hip hop will celebrate Tupac’s life, legacy and music! Don’t miss it!”
Bun B also spoke out on his plans to honor Pac’s birthday and released a statement saying,
“As the sole member of UGK, I understand and accept the role of upholding a legacy. It’s not an easy task, and I accept and appreciate the love and support for family, friends, fans and supporters alike. So I’m always ready to help uphold the honor of hip hop’s fallen soldier. I take pride in standing and remembering 2Pac, one of the greatest ever.”
Pac’s old group, the Outlawz, and Atlanta rappers Pill and Roscoe Dash will also perform.
Tickets are $25 and are available online at http://www.16thofjune.com.