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According to a story from Okayplayer, the city of Oakland declares June 16th as Tupac Shakur Day.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued a proclamation and cited Tupac’s contributions to the community as a reason for the honor. It also acknowledges that while Pac was not born in Oakland, he considered the city his home.

Although Tupac was born in Harlem, New York City in 1971, later lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Marin City, California, he cherished his time in Oakland as his home, stating that he got his ‘Game’ from Oakland,” the proclamation from the Mayor’s office says. “Tupac once said: ‘…I give all my love to Oakland, if I’ma claim somewhere I’ma claim Oakland.

The decision was lead by hip-hop advocate LeRoy McCarthy who helped draft the language of the resolution.

 

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