Mike Epps, All-Star Rappers Celebrate Tupac's B-Day

AllHipHop Staff

Afeni Shakur’s Tupac Center for the Arts will host a star-studded benefit concert next month in celebration of the late Tupac Shakur’s birthday.

Partnering with Ms. Shakur is comedian Mike Epps, who will co-host the event with M1 of Dead Prez.

Even with the promotional requirements of his national comedy tour and the new film Next Day Air, Epps did not hesitate to offer his assistance to the Shakur estate.

“I’m a long-time fan of Pac’s music. It’s always been the soundtrack for overcoming struggle and when my life was in a desolate place it was his messages that helped bring me through,” Epps explained to AllHipHop.com. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his inspiration. It’s an honor for me to stand alongside his mother, Afeni Shakur, in celebrating such a personal moment in her son’s history.”

Other confirmed celebrities for the event include Jasmine Guy, Ludacris, Big Boi, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Rich Boy, Playaz Circle, and Lil Scrappy.

This September will mark the 13th anniversary of Tupac’s still-unsolved murder at the age of 25.

As another generation begins to get exposed to her son’s life, Afeni Shakur continues to marvel at Tupac’s continued influence around the world.

“This concert celebration is an expression of my gratitude for all of Tupac's fans for continuing to support and love my son. Pac's life was a gift from God,” stated Ms. Shakur. “We continue to carry on Pac's legacy via his art and thr foundation.”

The concert will be held at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, located on 5616 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, GA.

Tickets are priced at $25 and will be available through www.ticketmaster.com.