Exclusive: Mopreme Shakur Talks Tupac; Rapper's B-Day Celebrated

(AllHipHop News) Tupac Shakur’s brother Mopreme Shakur will host a tribute to his slain younger brother tomorrow, on what would have been the rapper’s 39th birthday. Tupac was born on June 16th, 1971 and shot down by unknown assailants on the Las Vegas strip on September 7th, 1996 after attending the Mike Tyson/Bruce Seldon fight. The rapper died of his wounds on September 13th, 1996. "Makavelli lives. We're celebrating my baby brother and the King of Rap's birthday once again," Mopreme Shakur told AllHipHop.com. "As we move forward in the rap game, it's really important that we take time out to remember those that put it down before us and gave us the foundation for what we have today."His murder remains unsolved due to lack of evidence, police mishandling of the case and lack of cooperation from hundreds of potential witnesses.Mopreme, who founded Thug Life and the Outlawz with Tupac, has been celebrating his brother’s life for the past five years. At this year’s event, Above The Law, Money B., and Raz B. will perform, while an instrumental tribute by Testimony and DJ Demetrius B. will also take place. [Editor's Note: representatives for Jay Rock say the rapper will not perform, as previously reported.]Mopreme’s celebration of Tupac takes place tomorrow starting at 9:00 PM at the Dakota Lounge in Santa Monica, California."Hip-Hop must respect and preserve our own history. We're also going to announce the upcoming launch of my new website (www.mopremeshakur.com) and my new Alpha Thug album," Mopreme Shakur told AllHipHop.com. "If you can make it to the Dakota Lounge, this will be a bomb-ass event that you don't want to miss! Much love to AllHipHop.com. Go Lakers!" On the East coast, Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur will celebrate her son’s birthday with a star-studded bash at The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Performing Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Rappers Rick Ross, Bun B. , Too $hort, Roscoe Dash and others will pay tribute to the late rapper, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide.