Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are said to induct their late friend and colleague Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
TMZ first broke the news of the possible Snoop Dogg and Dre collaboration for the Hall of Fame. Snoop Dogg is set to perform 3 songs, and “California Love,” which features Dr. Dre is one on the set list, but the final set up is not confirmed. Snoop and Tupac collaborated on All Eyez on Me‘s “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” and Snoop Dogg has often taken credit for bringing Shakur to Death Row.
In a 2015 interview with Michael Rappaport, Snoop Dogg reminisced about meeting Shakur for the first time(also the first time he smoked a blunt).
“‘Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with,” Snoop said of the rapper in another interview. “He had a spirit – like this nigga could be in three different rooms at one time makin’ music. He would never listen to it.”
Tupac will be inducted alongside Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Pearl Jam, and Journey at the Rock Hall’s 32nd annual induction ceremony. The ceremony will take place on on April 7th, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.