Fans will get a more in-depth look into the life of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, thanks to an incoming soul food restaurant debuting in Los Angeles, CA, for a limited time only.
AllHipHop reports The Shakur Estate will be opening the Powamekka Café in honor of the life and legacy of the late Shakur. The vision will be brought to light in partnership with Fixins Soul Kitchen and will be located near the Wake Me When I’m Free exhibit at LA Live.
Tupac Had Plans To Open Powamekka Café
After notes were retrieved from the rapper following his passing, the family learned he had plans to create an establishment for customers to “play and parlay.” The launch will keep Shakur’s wishes alive and his essence will be represented through images and memorabilia from Tupac’s career, including notebooks revealing the idea for Powamekka Café.
While the restaurant is now making its way to the west coast, it previously joined forces with Universal Music Group’s merchandise company Bravado to create a Powamekka Café in 2017. Back then, it was located in New York at Nas and John Seymour’s restaurant Sweet Chick.
“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless,” Tom Whalley, Shakur’s estate’s trustee said in 2017, according to AllHipHop. “He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film. One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac’s Powamekka Café to life.”
Customers Can Dine In Beginning June 16
Shakur enthusiasts can dine in at the restaurant, located at 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, beginning on June 16 until June 30, and lunch and dinner will be served daily.