Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac Shakur into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tupac Shakur. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7 at the Barclays Center in New York City.

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. 

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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.

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“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.”

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The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who’ll be in attendance to induct this year’s newest class.

Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month.

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.

Additional performers at this year’s ceremony include Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls.

With files from The Associated Press

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