The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates N.W.A. Again. Will They Get It Right Now?
The nominations for inductees into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and among the names offered up as possible choices is N.W.A. The group who is globally famous for bringing “Reality Rap” to mainstream consciousness may not seem like an obvious choice, but as many Heads know, this is not their first time being nominated. Just a year ago, the Compton crew was passed up to the disappointment of fans everywhere, but 2015 may prove to be their year, which is not to say they didn’t deserve it earlier.
With the success of Straight Outta Compton, the thought of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organization once again forgoing the group’s acceptance into what may be the world’s most revered house of music history seems almost ludicrous. The decision to induct N.W.A. would expand the Hall of Fame’s Hip-Hop wing, where the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and Run-DMC already have their rightful places. After being snubbed last year, Ice Cube shared his thoughts, insinuating that losing the nomination would not be something he would lose any sleep over. Now that even the average music listener can’t deny NWA’s presence in popular culture, do you think the Hall of Fame is doing too little, too late? Will N.W.A. be ignored again and if so, why?
Other nominees include Chaka Khan, Chic, Janet Jackson, the J.B.s, Nine Inch Nails, and more.