The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Celebrate with the Stars

Hollywood Walk of Fame at Metro Hollywood/Vine Station
Hollywood Walk of Fame at Metro Hollywood/Vine Station  |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.

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How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at

  • Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
  • Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur | Photo: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tupac Shakur (June 7, 2023)

Awarding-winning rapper and film star, Tupac Shakur is set to receive the 2,758th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30am PT at 6212 Hollywood Blvd. Shakur will receive his posthumous star in the category of Recording.


“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary." ~ Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame

“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary," stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come."

Joining emcee Big Boy for the star unveiling will be celebrated filmmaker Allen Hughes, director of the acclaimed docuseries Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur that is now streaming on F/X and Hulu. Shakur’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur will accept the star on behalf of the family.

Dear Mama is a deeply personal account of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur, and a definitive portrait of a global superstar and the woman who shaped him. A testament to the lasting cultural impact of Tupac Shakur, Dear Mama set a new ratings high for the Disney-owned FX when it premiered in May 2023 as the most watched unscripted series debut in cross-platform viewers across FX and Hulu.

Tupac Shakur "All Eyez on Me"
Tupac Shakur "All Eyez on Me" | Photo: Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late Tupac Shakur is an internationally recognized artist renowned for his work, defying distinction between art and activism. Though his career lasted just five years, Tupac Shakur remains one of the most complex and prolific artists of his generation, with over 75 million records sold worldwide.

He is one of hip-hop’s most iconic figures - his body of work constantly reminds us of why he is a legacy that continues to be examined and appreciated for generations. Both his 1996’s All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits collection have been certified Diamond, surpassing the ten-million mark and placing them among the top-selling albums of all time.

In April 2017, Tupac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first solo hip-hop artist to be recognized for inclusion in his first eligible year. Tupac also found success and critical acclaim as an actor, starring in films like Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related.