Tupac Shakur passed away in 1996, but his legacy continues to live on to this day. Shakur dreamed of operating a restaurant called the Powamekka Café, which he painstakingly described on a page of yellow-lined paper in a notebook. The late rapper’s family has since launched a pop-up eatery with the same name in Los Angeles.

The newly launched pop-up restaurant will serve food until June 30. The “Changes” singer’s favorite foods, including meatloaf and fried chicken wings, are on the menu at the lunch and dinner establishment. The restaurant is a division of Sacramento’s Fixins Soul Kitchen.

Before his murder nearly 26 years ago, which is still unsolved, the “California Love” rapper had the idea. Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by attack in Las Vegas in September 1996. At the age of 25, he passed away six days later.

Tupac stated in a handwritten note that he wanted the café to be a gathering place for “divaz” and “playaz.” His relatives posted a picture of the aforementioned note to Instagram. Tupac also stated that he intended his restaurant to be “a passionate paradise 4 people with power 2 play and parlay,” which would be “the perfect hideout 4 those who wish 2 escape the world’z cold reality.”

The pop-up restaurant has reportedly already been opened in Fresno, California, and New York City in previous years, according to Eater Los Angeles. Tupac Shakur’s contributions to the world of hip-hop will never be forgotten. Check out the Instagram post below.

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