Tupac Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame By Snoop Dogg

You've said that Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time.

Speaking at the event, Snoop Dogg recounted his relationship with the late rapper, how Tupac gave him his first blunt, and he called Tupac the "Greatest Rapper of All Time".

Chuck Berry was the first artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he is the first to be honored at the Hall's 32nd annual ceremony. "I never told this story", he said.

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

That proved to be foreshadowing, Snoop concluded.

"I can't believe it's been 21 years since we got to hear Tupac.the human being", proclaimed Snoop. "It's amusing because after he passed away, I started getting a lot of movie roles, and I always thought 'Pac was looking out for (me), even after he was gone".

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Hip hop artist Ice Cube - who was inducted into the Hall of Fame previous year along with the five other members of NWA - said he thought Shakur would have "shown up" to receive the honour. "To me, 2pac was first and foremost, the homeboy". And if there hadn't been one around at the smoke sesh where Snoop and Tupac were introduced to each other, the two rap icons might have remained rivals instead of becoming friends. And I'm like, "Man, what is this?' And he said, 'That's a blunt".

Snoop was one of several artists who paid homage to Shakur at the induction by performing one of the rapper's songs.

Later, Alicia Keys performed a tribute to Tupac that included "Ambitionz Az A Ridah" and "Changes". "No matter what field of music you're in, you got to respect good music, and that's what Tupac meant". The Hall of Fame has come a long way and we appreciate them for appreciating us for what we do.

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