Kendrick Lamar Will Induct N.W.A. Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:13:47
Kendrick Lamar will induct N.W.A. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The event takes place April 8th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Kendrick Lamar is a protege of Dr. Dre and also grew up in Compton, California. One of hip hop's most important and polarizing groups, N.W.A. helped popularize gangster rap and also brought the realities of life in Compton to the eyes of the masses. Kendrick said in an introductory video for N.W.A.'s biopic Straight Outta Compton, "When I think of N.W.A, it wasn't even music to me, it was a real lifestyle."
Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, told Rolling Stone in December, "It means a lot of things. It means that the group's mark is kind of solidified. It's all legitimized in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way. It's just hard to sum up in words, really. It's everything that kind of eluded us in a lot of ways when we were coming up. So many people were opinionated about N.W.A. I think everyone now at this point, no matter how you feel about us, understands what the group actually did and what it means to modern music."
Kid Rock will also appear at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where he will induct Cheap Trick into the Hall. Other presenters include The Black Keys, Lars Ulrich, and Rob Thomas.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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