"To be human is to be many things".
Now, Snoop Dogg who already has been crowned a legend, has inducted his friend, making Tupac Shakur the first solo rapper to be inducted into the prestigious hall of fame.
Snoop Dogg (l.) inducted his beloved friend into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Center in NY.
Last night, the ceremony was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and some of the stars who came out to pay tribute to the late rapper include singer Alicia Keys and rapper TI. "That's what made us so engaged with everything he ever did, both before and after his death", he continued.
"We were young black men with targets on our backs".
Shakur, who was 25 when he was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, is one of the most influential figures in rap history. "I never told this story", he said. Pearl Jam, Yes, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur and Electric Light Orchestra will be inducted tonight as well. "It's amusing because after he passed away, I started getting a lot of movie roles, and I always thought 'Pac was looking out for (me), even after he was gone". Before the show, Snoop caught up with Rolling Stone to talk about Tupac's continuing influence on hip-hop and the significance of letting rappers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "That's right. Tupac is the one that got Snoop Dogg smoking blunts". "To me, 2pac was first and foremost, the homeboy". You see, I was a zig-zag man before that ... and we became very good friends quickly thereafter.
Songs on display included Keys belting out "Ambitionz az a Ridah", "I Get Around", "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and "Dear Mama", while Snoop recreated his and Shakur's hip hop two-hander "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", with YG taking Shakur's part. "Let us build a great bridge, a attractive bridge, to welcome the exhausted and the poor", Baez told the Hall of Fame audience.