A bronze statue honouring Tupac Shakur is set to be unveiled to mark the nine-year anniversary of his death.

The seven-foot construction will go on display from 13 September (05) at the newly opened Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The hip-hop star's mother, Afeni Shakur, will speak at the ceremony, according to MTV News. Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996 aged just 25.