N.W.A To Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 - DJBooth

N.W.A To Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and company are headed to Cleveland, Ohio for one of music's highest honors.
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The world's most dangerous rap group is headed to Cleveland, Ohio.

On Tuesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it's 2016 class, and among it's five new entrants are N.W.A.

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E and company will be honored on April 8, along with fellow acts Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller, when the hall's induction ceremony takes place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Ice Cube spoke with Rolling Stone about the upcoming honor, which caps a great year for the four living members of the groundbreaking west coast rap group that included their first Top 100 Billboard entry, a surprise summer blockbuster and an album inspired by the film.

"We got some of the most creative, talented people in N.W.A that's ever been compiled in one group. It's just exciting that the group as a whole gets recognized by the whole industry as Hall of Fame-worthy," he told them.

N.W.A will be the fifth hip-hop act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joining pioneers Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five (2007), Run-D.M.C. (2009), Beastie Boys (2012) and Public Enemy (2013).

As for future hip-hop inductees, you'd be wise to bet big on 2Pac, Biggie, Jay Z, Nas, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan and Outkast.

[by DJ Z, who had N.W.A on his first ballot... even though he didn't receive a ballot. Image via Instagram.]

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