Perhaps it took the release of the legendary rap group’s Biopic Straight Outta Compton to convince the masses, but N.W.A has officially been announced to join the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. The Compton rap group will finally be acknowledged, after three unsuccessful nominations in the past.
According to nydailynews:
The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
N.W.A., led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful nominations — a win that may have been linked to the release of a “Straight Outta Compton,” a hit movie about their career. Their hard-core tales of life on the street on songs like “F—- tha Police” made them a provocative chart presence in the late 1980s and influenced an empire of other acts.
Both Miller and Cheap Trick made it during their first year on the ballots.
The induction ceremony for the Cleveland-based hall will be held April 8, 2016 at the Barclays Center.