Tupac Pop-up Café Pays Tribute to Rapper

Fresno residents can enjoy a Thug Love cake pop today.

By Hayden Wright

Today, Tupac fans around the world are observing the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s untimely death in 1996, but those in Fresno, California have a special place to remember his legacy, reports Stereogum.

Related: Justin Bieber Covers Tupac Shakur and Tracy Chapman

A pop-up café called Powamekka Café pays tribute to Tupac, who planned to open a chain of eateries by the same name. A California Love Chicken Sandwich and Thug Love Cake Pops name check some Tupac classics for today only. The location of Pawamekka is Take 3 Burgers, and the restaurant received a full design overhaul for the occasion.

Fresno Grizzlies Marketing Director Sam Hansen—a former member of Kanye West’s design entourage—joined forces with Take 3 to plan the event. “Working on Powamekka Café makes me feel like I’m bringing Pac’s vision to life like I used to do for Kanye,” he said.

20 years later... #powamekkacafe

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The 20th anniversary also prompted the release of a new trailer for All Eyez on Me, the forthcoming biopic starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Watch the clip here:

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