Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac Shakur into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The two rappers, who were both artists under the label Death Row Records, collaborated on songs such as 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted and Gangsta Party.
The news of Snoop Dogg’s involvement first appeared in news reports Sunday, which also stated that the rapper and potentially Dr.Dre would participate in a three-song musical tribute to Shakur that included his hit single California Love.
The final lineup for the Shakur tribute has not been cemented, according to Rolling Stone.
In a 2015 interview with Michael Rappaport, Snoop Dogg reflected on meeting Shakur at a wrap party for the movie Poetic Justice.
“Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with,” Snoop said of the rapper in an interview. “He had a spirit – like this n**** could be in three different rooms at one time makin’ music. He would never listen to it.”
The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who’ll be in attendance to induct this year’s newest class.
Dhani Harrison will induct ELO and Pat Monahan will induct Journey. Previously announced guests including Neil Young inducting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne inducting Joan Baez, and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush inducting Yes.
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