Now this is some of the best news yet!!! NWA has been listed as one of the inductees into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! EarHustle411 and the writing staff could not be more excited for them. The late Eazy-E (rest his soul) would be so pleased. NWA has made a mark in the rap industry that so few artists are able to do. Their music no matter how rugged and raw is still relevant today. The community is still in turmoil and unfortunately the words NWA spoke years ago are still coming to pass. We also congratulate the group CHICAGO on their nomination as well, it’s good to see that there are some great bands coming out of Illinois and they are still doing their thing.
EARHUSTLE411 CONGRATULATES ALL OF THE 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES!!!
Read more as reported by USA Today:
Straight outta Compton and into the Rock Hall.
N.W.A is joining the 31st class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The legendary hip-hop group will be inducted alongside Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller and Deep Purple on April 8 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Immortalized on the big screen this summer in the blockbuster biopic Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A has been considered for entry into the Rock Hall four times. British rockers Deep Purple have been nominated on three occasions, while Chicago, Cheap Trick and Miller all earned nods for the first time this year.
The 2016 crop was chosen by more than 800 members of the Hall’s voting committee, which includes artists, historians and music industry members. To be eligible for nomination, the acts must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago (in this case, 1990 or earlier).
In the online fan vote, conducted on multiple sites including USATODAY.com, Chicago led with 23.4%, followed by Yes, The Cars, Deep Purple and Miller. The aggregate of the fan vote counted as a ballot in the official voting. Winners of the past two fan votes — Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble for the 2015 class, and Kiss for 2014 — subsequently made it into the Hall.
Acts that missed out on a 2016 induction include Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Los Lobos and Chic, who have been nominated a record 10 times. HBO will broadcast this spring’s ceremony and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will open a special exhibit honoring the new additions.
Get to know the 2016 inductees:
Cheap Trick. The hard-rocking, power-pop pioneers (Dream Police) found success in Japan before breaking through stateside and have toured almost nonstop over the band’s four-decade history.
Chicago. Formed in Illinois in the late ’60s with a revolving door of members, the band continues its U.S. tour in January.
Deep Purple. The British quintet, which helped define the heavy metal genre with its organ-driven thick sound and early covers of Hush and Kentucky Woman, climbed the charts with Smoke On the Water and Woman From Tokyo.
N.W.A. Led by Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the late Eazy-E, the West Coast rap group caught the attention of the FBI with its gangsta rap classic F— Tha Police in the late 1980s.
Source: USA Today