N.W.A. are 100 Miles & Runnin’…Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Straight Outta Compton may not have earned any Golden Globe nominations, but N.W.A.’s legacy is being recognized by another prestigious organization, one who has overlooked the Compton Rap group in years past. Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the inductees for 2016 who also include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, and Steve Miller. On April 8, Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center will serve as the site for the induction ceremony, which will likely draw thousands of fans to celebrate the inductees’ contributions to music, but it will be a particularly sweet celebration for N.W.A. Heads. In fact, even Ice Cube has already responded to the exciting news, telling Rolling Stone “this means that the group’s mark is solidified,” a sentiment echoed by Dr. Dre who said “I never thought the type of music we were making would receive such a high accolade.”
However, that accolade did not come swiftly, and many fans have complained that the group’s recognition is way past overdue. In addition, there are those who feel that N.W.A.’s being inducted only after a blockbuster biopic based on their story made millions of dollars is exemplary of the idea that many times, Hip-Hop’s contributions are overlooked. For N.W.A. fans, those feelings linger after the Hall of Fame’s failure to induct the group last year. But, despite that oversight, today’s news is certainly cause for a celebratory moment.