Shakur will be the 6th hip-hop artist to ever be inducted.
The ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 7, with a musical tribute to Shakur also planned for the event, reports Rolling Stone.
A TMZ report claimed that Snoop and Dr. Dre would perform a Tupac tribute at the ceremony, while Rolling Stone now clarifies that “the final lineup for the all-star Shakur tribute has not been cemented.”
Shakur was officially announced as an inductee in December. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after their first release and the legendary rapper’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now was released in November 1991.
2Pac will join Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and N.W.A as the other hip-hop acts currently on the list, however he is the first solo hip-hop artist to be inducted.
Other inductees picked for the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Pearl Jam, Yes, Joan Baez, Journey and Electric Light Orchestra.