Tupac Shakur’s murder. Tupac died on September 13, 1996, after he was four times, twice in the chest, once in the arms and once in the thigh on Sept. 7, 1996. Tupac’s family continues to keep him alive in our hearts. Now, his family is dedicated to expanding the rapper’s legacy as they open a pop-up restaurant in LA based on his handwritten notes.
An Idea That Was Found In Tupac’s Notes…
Tupac Shakur fans who crave an appetite for good food and the late rapper’s legacy can now enjoy it all at “Powamekka Café”, courtesy of the late rapper’s estate. Yes, the “Changes” rapper’s family has opened a pop-up restaurant at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles that’s set to run until June 30.
The announcement was made on Tupac’s official Instagram page with the caption: Powamekka Café is coming to Los Angeles! Tupac’s restaurant concept will open from June 16 – June 30 in partnership with Fixins Soul Kitchen.” The joint is called “Powamekka Café, and it will serve both, lunch and dinner.
As per talks with Tupac’s estate, the menu includes tons of delicious comfort food like fried chicken wings, meatloaf, gumbo and many more mouth-watering dishes. FYI, the pop-up restaurant is an entity of Sacramento’s Fixins Soul Kitchen.
What’s more interesting is that the idea comes from the late rapper’s handwritten notes wherein he thought of the concept of an eatery before his untimely death in 1996. Tupac Amaru Shakur dreamed of Powamekka Café being a place for “divaz” and “playaz,” per notes later found by his family and shared on his official Instagram page when the L.A. location was announced.
Not only this, but the handwritten notes reveal that he wanted his restaurant to be “a passionate paradise 4 people with power 2 play and parlay,” serving as “the perfect hideout 4 those who wish 2 escape the world’z cold reality.”
“Come dine on authentic Italian food prepared by a reknown [sic] chef or the finest in down home southern & creole food from generationz of recipes & traditionz if u want more than we make the best sandwiches on the planet,” his self-written notes read.
According to Eater Los Angeles, Powamekka Café is already functioning in places like California, New York City and Fresno. Taking one more step ahead toward expanding Tupac’s legacy, the estate also teaming up with L.A. Live’s Wake Me When I’m Free display, which salutes Tupac’s life and legacy.
As for Tupac’s murder, former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who previously investigated the murder of Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, alleged in 2011 that Sean “Diddy” Combs paid a hefty bounty of $1 million to Keefe D. There is a recorded conversation wherein Kefee D claimed that Anderson fired the shots that killed Tupac.
In fact, former Death Row owner’s bodyguard Reggie Wright appeared on the Bomb1st podcast two months back and spoke about Tupac’s murder in 1996. Reggie opened up about the involvement of Gangster Keefe D and stated that the last man alive will be charged with the decades-old crime this year. However, Tupac’s murder mystery is still hanging on some lousy investigation.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first rapper-inspired pop-up eatery to be temporarily set up in Los Angeles. In February, Eminem also stationed his famed Detroit Mom’s Spaghetti in LA during “Super Bowl” week. Well, this one holds more value as fans continue to remember and cherish the wonderful rapper? Do visit the restaurant when you’re in LA next time. Bon appétit in advance!