Tupac's Estate Is Opening the Genius Cafe Concept He Dreamed Up — This Weekend Only in NYC

Tupac's Estate Is Opening the Genius Cafe Concept He Dreamed Up — This Weekend Only in NYC

A place for "divaz" and "playaz" to "play and parlay."

By Alesandra Dubin

It’s been a huge week for fans of dead iconic rappers of the ‘90s. (RIP.) First, Suge Knight revealed explosive news — including identifying the person he said really killed Tupac Shakur. And now there's this: If you love Tupac, you can dine at a restaurant he visualized when he was alive.

Indeed, Tupac Shakur’s estate has announced the limited time launch of “Tupac’s Powamekka Café,” a restaurant the rapper dreamed up in his own notebooks.

Yes, this is real: Pac used three handwritten pages to describe details for Powamekka Café, which he called a place for people to “play and parlay.” In his vision, the gathering spot would represent the finest in “down home Southern,” and be a place for friends and family to get together and “escape the worldz cold reality.” Don’t believe us? Feast your eyes.

Yes, the bathrooms are for "divaz" and "playaz."

His vision will come off the pages of the notebook and into the real world this weekend: From April 7 to 9, it will take over New York’s Lower East Side, at Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, owned and backed by restaurateur, John Seymour and Nas.

"Rice & beanz" and "French friez"

The café will give fans a chance to pay homage through a carefully curated collection from the rapper’s archives including personal photos from his childhood, his poetry, and music memorabilia from his favorite artists. It will serve up some of the food he loved, like meatloaf, gumbo and, his cousin Jamala’s fried chicken wings.

"Peaceful but lavish," and "soft 2 the eyez & touch."

“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless. He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film,” estate trustee Tom Whalley said in a release. “One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu."

The Powamekka Café will be located at 178 Ludlow Street in New York City, and you can reserve a spot here.

Getting in might be a "Hail Mary" — but "Keep Ya Head Up." "Life Goes On" regardless. (Too soon?)

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