Tupac Shakur Pop-Up Restaurant To Open Its Doors

The Estate of Tupac Shakur has announced the opening of Powamekka Cafe, a restaurant conceptualised by Tupac himself within three handwritten pages of his notebook, before his untimely death. 

The collaboration will consist of an exclusive, limited-edition apparel and merchandise collaboration with  Bravado, Universal Music Group’s industry-leading merchandise and brand management company.

“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless.  He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film.  One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac’s Powamekka Café to life,” said Tom Whalley, trustee of The Estate of Tupac Shakur.

Powamekka Cafe will open it’s doors from April 7th – 9th, backed by restaurateur, John Seymour. “As a restaurant, we embody everything he represents — music, style, food, and neighborhood. We are honoured to be hosting the Powamekka Café pop-up, and help bring his vision to life with the dishes that he loved” said Seymour.

Fans, friends and family will have a chance to revisit him through a curated collection including personal photos, his poetry and memorabilia, as well as through the food he loved – meatloaf, gumbo and, one of his favorite dishes — his cousin Jamala’s fried chicken wings.

The Powamekka Café will be located at 178 Ludlow St, New York 10002 from April 7 – 9th and open Friday from 11AM – 2AM and Saturday/Sunday from 10AM – 2AM. Reservations will be taken exclusively by restaurant technology company, Reserve, on a first-come-first-serve basis at


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