The late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur does have named a street in Oakland after him, following a “unanimous vote by the city council” on Tuesday.
The rapper, who first moved to the Bay Area as a teenager, got his first break in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground and credits his time in Marin City as the “location he got his game from,” according to the legislation. obtained by NBC.
“A stretch of MacArthur Boulevard near Lake Merritt, where Shakur once lived, retains its existing name, but is also given the additional honorary name of Tupac Shakur Way,” the publication said.
The Tupac Shakur Foundation will cover costs for “plaques and signs marking the change.”
He was selected to “remind people” of his “contributions to Oakland and to celebrate art and culture as catalysts for social change.”
In memory: The late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur gets a street in Oakland renamed in his honor, following a “unanimous city council vote” on Tuesday (seen in 1994)
Over the years, the city has also paid tribute to other icons with street names for record producer Too Short and Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton.
Tupac died of gunshot wounds sustained in a 1996 Las Vegas shooting, aged just 25, after paramedics rushed him to the ICU at the University Medical Center.
He was “shot four times in the chest at a stop light” by an “unknown gunman in a white Cadillac,” police said. Britain.
In an attempt to save his life, he was put on a ventilator and put into an induced coma.
Nearly 30 years later, the murder case remains unsolved.
In 2021, the cop, Chris Carroll, who held Tupac as he took his last breath, revealed that he was still harassed by conspiracy theorists who claimed the rapper is alive.
The retired Las Vegas police officer told DailyMailTV that he still regularly receives messages on social media and even through the Las Vegas Metro Police Department demanding that he “clarify” an idiotic theory that the iconic rapper was secretly hiding that night. escaped.
Some extremists even write to suggest that Carroll played a part in the death of the star, famous for hits like California Love and Ghetto Gospel.
Tribute: The rapper, who first moved to the Bay Area as a teenager, got his first break in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground and credits his time in Marin City as the “location where he got his game,” according to of legislation obtained by NBC; seen in 1994
“A stretch of MacArthur Boulevard near Lake Merritt where Shakur once lived retains its existing name, but is also given the additional honorary name of Tupac Shakur Way,” the publication said (seen in 1994)
No matter how many times he repeats the same story and factual description of holding the lifeless Tupac in his arms after the gang shooting, people still refuse to believe him.
Carroll said he takes much of the interaction in good spirits, but remains “a little unsettled” by suggestions that he wouldn’t help a gunshot victim.
On the 25th anniversary of Tupac’s murder, he expressed bewilderment and frustration at hardcore fans who disbelieved his account from the night of September 7, 1996.
Carroll further recalled holding a gunshot-ravaged Tupac as he fought to take his last breath, before “gurgling, choking, falling unconscious, and going limp” on the Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalk.
Carroll continues “undoubtedly Tupac was essentially dead because the volume of blood loss and damage to his vital organs was terminal.”
“People want to hear about complex stories of cover-ups and conspiracies. That’s not the case — unfortunately, some people die in very simple circumstances, even if they’re famous,” he said.
Never Forget: The Tupac Shakur Foundation Will Defray Costs for “Plaques and Signs Marking the Change” (seen in 1993)
In the exclusive interview, Carroll admitted, “I never thought I’d be talking about this for a week after that night, let alone 25 years.” Now I realize it will never go away. It is what it is and will never change.
“It frustrates me when I hear misinformation, lies and conspiracies and it’s one of the reasons I came forward after I retired in the first place to set things right.
“Fortunately, the vast majority of people believe the truth, but those who don’t seem to speak the loudest never stop talking.”
Carroll said he is baffled by the online posts and social media threads claiming he played several far-fetched roles in the case. Some call him a go-between for Tupac’s escape and others an accomplice in his murder.
“It’s just funny to say I killed him,” Carroll said. “It’s all been recorded how many bullets damaged key organs, and when I got to him, he was already close to death.
“Technically, he didn’t officially pass until later, but that was only due to the skill of the trauma team that kept his heart beating, and then life support machines.
“To those others who think I smuggled him to Cuba or Costa Rica, that’s not true either.
“He had major caliber wounds to his torso and vital organs. While I was holding him, he stopped breathing, and he never regained consciousness—he didn’t go anywhere but the hospital in that condition.”
He jokingly added, “Maybe if he’d cheated me out of a multimillion-dollar deal and a plan to smuggle him when he was alive, without the shooting, I might have called him out on it.”
In 1996, then-Sergeant Carroll was the first officer on the scene in the aftermath of Tupac and Suge’s BMW that crashed into downtown Las Vegas Boulevard shortly before midnight.
Seconds earlier, their vehicle had been hit with a volley of bullets from a semi-automatic weapon from men in a white Cadillac car.
Carroll approached the shot-down BMW, where he saw Tupac slumped but moving.
After opening the passenger door, Tupac, blood streaming from four gunshot wounds, fell onto his left arm.
The rapper grimaced in pain, gasped and passed out, Carroll said.
Carroll asked him who shot him, only for the rapper “to take a deep breath and say, ‘F*** you’.”