In what continues to be the year of Tupac Shakur, a brand new lyrical video has been released along with receiving the Hollywood star.
The year 2023 has so far given Tupac fans the announcement of an upcoming official biography which is set for a October 24th release (Pre-order Tupac Shakur The Authorized Biography), an incredible 5 part docuseries directed by Allen Hughes entitled Dear Mama, a new studio album currently in the works, and recently a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On June 7th 2023, Tupac was honored with the 2,758th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Shakur received the star under the category of Recording. Friends and family, including the Outlawz and Tupac’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur were all on hand for the incredible occasion.
Along with receiving the star, a brand new Tupac lyrical video for “Hail Mary” was released on the very same day. The single which was featured on Tupac’s very first posthumous release, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, was heard playing on 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in L.A. prior to the start of the Hollywood star ceremony.
“Penitentiaries is packed with promise-makers
Never realized the precious time that bitch n***** is wastin’
Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble
But too hardened for a smile, we’re too crazy to be humble, Tupac (Hail Mary)
Hip Hop’s most eerie record was officially released as a single in February of 1997. Produced by Hurt-M-Badd and featuring the Outlawz, “Hail Mary” is one of Tupac’s most popular records which often is played throughout the world via tribute’s live on stage by artists such as Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. (Watch: Tupac Hail Mary Tribute, Who Did It Better?)