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Tupac Shakur was a man of many dreams and goals and now one of those aspirations is coming to fruition. Before his untimely death in 1996, Tupac had plans of opening a restaurant named the Powamekka Café.

Billboard reports that Pac’s estate is taking over the Sweet Chick restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side and converting it into Tupac’s pop-up Powamekka Café.

The eatery will only be open for the weekend of April 7-9 and will pay homage to the Hip-Hop icon by plastering photos of Tupac’s childhood all over the walls and use his written poetry and music memorabilia as decoration.

Naturally, the menu will feature some of Pac’s favorite dishes such as meatloaf, gumbo, and his cousin Jamala’s fried chicken wings.

“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless,” said estate of Tupac Shakur trustee Tom Whalley via a press statement. “He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film. One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac’s Powamekka Café to life.”

Most people would’ve expected such an event to have happened in LA being that Tupac repped the city of angels harder than most up until his dying day. However,hardcore Hip-Hoppers remember that Tupac was born in Spanish Harlem and began his rapping under the moniker, MC New York.

That being said, New Yorkers should get their grub on at Powamekka Café this weekend and pay respects to the man who made religious thugs a thing. And don’t worry about being seen as a traitor for doing so—the east coast/west coast war been over.

Photo: WENN.com

 

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