Snoop Dogg inducts Tupac into Rock Hall

Carla Harmon
April 8, 2017

The late Tupac Shakur was officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2017 Class, with friend Snoop Dogg presenting the honor on his behalf.

Apparently, Snoop also shared a amusing story about going parasailing with Pac that we will just need to wait and hear about when HBO airs the ceremony on April 29.

He spoke about how he recruited Shakur to join the Death Row Records label in 1995 alongside him, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, giving Shakur his first "team" after years of pursuing and achieving success on his own. There were a few jokes here and there. "To be human is to be many things".

Snoop Dogg (l.) with Tupac Shakur (r.) at Radio City Music Hall in 1996.

"I'm here to make sure Tupac is remembered the way he ought to be: A strong black man who stood for his". But Snoop also recounted seeing his friend dying in the hospital.

"When he loves he loves hard, whether it was black people, his homies, his record label, or his attractive and strong mother, Afeni Shakur". Keys inclusion in the ceremony was much like Nirvana using women to fill in for Kurt Cobain, a great decision on both parts.

Then, things got loud.

Snoop Dogg moved many people while inducting his fellow West Coast legend. Then, 2Pac's close friend Treach from Naughty by Nature gave his rendition of "Hail Mary".

Following that performance, T.I. donned Pac's signature front-tied bandana look and did "Keep Ya Head Up". Also starring in a string of hit movies, the young outspoken rapper would become a hero to many hip-hop fans throughout the decade and his stature and legend grew even larger after his murder in 1996 at the age of 25.

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