LISTEN: Snoop, T.I. Honor Tupac at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Snoop inducted his late friend as well as performed

April 11, 2017

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Controversy be damned, Tupac has become the first solo rap artist to make it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Many in the hip hop world debated Tupac's posthumous nomination when it was first announced because others before him may have been more deserving, but most in the music world agree that the honor was still fitting for the late rap legend.

In a moving induction speech, fellow West Coast rap legend and longtime friend Snoop Dogg said that while most people remember Tupac as a super hero or gangsta, 'Pac was human to Snoop. He said is friend was "strong and vulnerable, hardheaded and intellectual, courageous and afraid..." Snoop also shared the story of Tupac introducing him to weed -- funny, right, a time when Snoop wasn't all about the kush!  

After the speech, Snoop performed a few of 'Pac's greatest hits with a laundry list of guests, including Alicia KeysTreach from Naughty by Nature, and T.I. Listen to a couple quick clips of the performances below.




T.I. took his love for 'Pac one step further by recreating one of Tupac's most famous looks.

Guess you just had to be there.... Y'all young,forever commentating,over-opinionated muuuufuckaz got shit to say ALWAYS!!! When the Biggie shit went left because a muuuufucka from YALL Generation forgot the words y'all had a fuckin FIT!!! Now some Real ni66az wit Real love in they hearts get up & dedicate themselves to honor the legacy of a True American HipHop Rock&Roll Legend,that would make Him & His Family Proud.... It's some negative shit to be said about that as well... Well just let me say Thank You to @snoopdogg @yg #Tretch #Edi @aliciakeys for honoring my favorite artist of all time & @hbo for allowing US the opportunity to do so. It was an amazing night to remember. A real G was inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall Of Fame,& Everybody who was alive during this Era was satisfied. And THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!! This is OUR ERA...We determine whats what wit THIS SHIT HERE!!! So FUCK WHOEVER DONT LIKE IT!!!! We reject your deposit!!! Now Peace to da real OGs death to a Sucka,We OUT!!! - drops mic #RIPTupac #WelcomeToTheRockandRollHallofFame

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Words from The fuckin GOAT ------------------------------------------------------ #RIPTupac #WelcomeToTheRockandRollHallofFame

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The entire ceremony airs Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 pm, exclusively on HBO.