This June, a number of top rappers will head to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center Stone Mountain to celebrate the birthday of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.
Rick Ross, Bun B., Too $hort, The Outlawz, Roscoe Dash and Pill are among the rap stars who will gather in Atlanta at the 2nd Annual Tupac Shakur Birthday Concert on June 16th to honor the slain rap icon.
"Tupac was a legend, may his memory last 100 lifetimes,” Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (May 27th).
As the sole surviving member of UGK, Bun B. said that he realized the value and challenges associated with upholding a legacy, after his partner Pimp C. died of natural causes in December of 2007.
"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,” Bun B. stated. “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."
The second annual birthday celebration is being produced by Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur and comedian Mike Epps.
“This is the second year that we are celebrating Pac’s birthday in concert,” Mike Epps said. “As fans we are just giving back some of what he gave to us. This charity event helps support the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta. 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!”
Tickets for the event are $25 and will be available at www.16thofjune.com
and at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts located at 5616 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, GA.