Tupac Shakur is being remembered in the Bay Area on Thursday, on what would have been the late rapper's 45th birthday.
Okayplayer reported that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf declared June 16 to be "Tupac Shakur Day" in the city.
The star came to national fame as part of Oakland rap group Digital Underground, where he rose from roadie of sorts to featured performer. He lived in the city at times, where he was not without conflict; he filed a $10 million civil suit against the Oakland Police Department that was later settled.
The celebration continues in Oakland on Saturday as Ankh Marketing hosts the 20th Commemoration of Tupac Shakur, which also will pay tribute to his late mother Afeni Shakur, who passed away last month in Marin County, from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Rock Steady (The New Parish courtyard) at 1741 San Pablo Avenue.
Money B and DJ FUZE of Digital Underground will be on hand to make the party special.
Meanwhile, the first trailer for the forthcoming Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me" was released on Thursday. The movie was directed by veteran music video director Benny Boom.