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LAST_UPDATESat, 16 Dec 2017 10am

Eatery Turns Tupac's Cafe Vision Into Reality

A restaurant in New York has temporarily brought to life an eatery envisioned by Tupac Shakur, coinciding with the late rapper's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sweet Chick, a southern-style restaurant in Manhattan's Lower East Side, transformed into 'Powamekka Cafe' on Friday, based on plans Shakur wrote in his personal journal.

The pop-up cafe, re-created in collaboration with Shakur's estate, will be open through Sunday and will feature some of the rapper's favourite dishes such as macaroni and cheese, meat loaf, cheese fries and fried chicken wings.

It will also have some of the rapper's personal photos, poetry and memorabilia on display.

Shakur, who was 25 when he was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, is one of the most influential figures in rap history.

He will on Friday become only the sixth rap act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

-AAP