It’s been a big year for iconic West Coast Hard Core Rap group N.W.A. Their highly anticipated biopic is currently in production and now the news has just hit the web that they have been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2015 class.
They are being considered amongst an extensive group that involves some other pretty major names as well. Said names includes acts such as: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Sting, and Bill Withers just to name a few. Artists, industry personnel, and fans will all get to vote on who should make the grade and receive the prestigious honor. The winners will be revealed during a special ceremony that is set to take place in April of next year. If N.W.A happens to be chosen to be inducted, it will be a big deal not only for them but for the Hip-Hop community as well. They would be only the fifth Hip-Hop act to ever make it into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The four acts who currently sit in the hall & museum which is located in Cleveland, OH are: Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy. This is not the group’s first time being in this position though. They were previously nominated in the 2013 class as well but unfortunately didn’t receive the necessary support. The eligibility requirements for the new class were that an artist had to have released their first song or album in 1989 or earlier. If readers would like to do their part to help the California legends make it this time around, they can vote for the fellas here courtesy of Rolling Stone.
**My Two Cents: I am always happy to hear about news like this within the Hip-Hop community. Love them or hate them, N.W.A was a significant force in the music game and they deserve to be recognized accordingly. It’s unfortunate that they didn’t make it into the Hall Of Fame back in 2013 but hopefully the second time is the charm. I will be voting for them for sure. And I am too excited for that biopic. Just for giggles check out the video for the classic N.W.A hit “Straight Outta Compton” below. -MinM