Tupac Amaru Shakur, best known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, could eventually win his first Grammy, with a slight help from his mom, as per the Los Angeles Times reports.
The rapper, who died in 1996, received a nomination on Friday within the category of best music movie for “Dear Mama,” a five-element FX docuseries directed by Allen Hughes that is now streaming on Hulu.
2Pac’s “Dear Mama” is a documentary series which follows the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur, a Black Panther activist. The star cast of the docuseries includes Mike Tyson, Gloria Fox, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, etc.
The Shakur docuseries will face off against movies centered on Kendrick Lamar’s “Live From Paris, the Big Steppers Tour” and Lewis Capaldi’s “How I’m Feeling Now”. Along with these, there are two other posthumous nominees: David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” and Little Richard’s “I Am Everything”.
According to Grammy data, this is Shakur’s seventh Grammy nomination and his second posthumous nomination. Shakur’s first posthumous nomination came in 1999 for best rap solo performance for “Changes,” which was released on the “Greatest Hits” collection.
Shakur was nominated for the best rap album for “Me Against the World” and the best rap solo performance for “Dear Mama” at the 1995 Grammys.
For the 1996 Grammys, Shakur was presented alongside rock band KISS. Shakur was nominated for his album “All Eyez on Me” in the categories of best rap album and best rap performance. However, he was passed over by a duo or group “California Love” and “How Do U Want It”.
The 66th Grammy Awards, will air live on the CBS Television Network (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) and will stream on Paramount+.