Tupac Shakur’s legacy lives on even though he is no longer with us. When he wasn’t making hit records, Shakur, who died in 1996, fantasized about owning the Powamekka Café, which he meticulously detailed on a page of yellow-lined paper in a notebook.
Now, the late rapper’s family has opened a pop-up restaurant of the same name in Los Angeles, which will be open until June 30.
Before his murder nearly 26 years ago – which remains unsolved – the “California Love” rapper came up with the idea. Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996. He passed away six days later, at the age of 25.
Tupac stated in a handwritten note discovered by family members that he wanted the cafe to be a place for “divaz” and “playaz.” His family posted an image of the aforementioned note on Instagram.
Tupac also expressed his desire for his restaurant to be “a passionate paradise 4 people with power 2 play and parlay,” as well as “the perfect hideout 4 those who wish 2 escape the world’z cold reality.”
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According to Eater Los Angeles, the pop-up eatery has previously appeared in Fresno, California, and New York City.