Grammy award-winning soul artist, Erykah Badu is set to travel to Atlanta this summer now that she’s been named as the headliner for the 40th birthday celebration of Tupac Shakur. Hosted by the mother of the slain rapper, Afeni Shakur, and Mike Epps, the event will take place at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on June 16th. Jasmine Guy, actress and long time friend will present a special video tribute and DJ Drama will DJ the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for the Arts. .
Speaking on his hosting duties, Epps released a statement saying,
“I’m looking forward to another year of preserving Tupac’s legacy by celebrating his life with his fans and furthering his causes by supporting his organization.”
Badu also released a statement on the occasion saying,
“I am greatly honored to have been invited by Afeni Shakur to celebrate her son’s 40th birthday. I do not take this honor for granted.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Atlanta Symphony Hall Box Office 1280 Peachtree NE, Atlanta, Ga or by calling 404-733-5000.