This Friday in Brooklyn at the Barclay’s Center, N.W.A will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are only the fifth group to be inducted from a Hip-Hop genre. Others like Beastie Boys and Run-DMC have been inducted before. The movie “Straight Outta Compton” had influence on the the hall’s voting members to cast their vote for N.W.A to be inducted, even though they were already eligible years before.
However, some people have questions on whether Rap should be apart of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this is how former N.W.A member Ice Cube responded, “Rap is a piece of rock ’n’ roll, but there’s also a piece of soul, a piece of R&B, a piece of blues — all of that music that comes before it. “I think rap captures the spirit of rock ’n’ roll just like rappers and guys who do rock ’n’ roll capture the same spirit, but they might go in different directions with it,” he said. “But it’s the same spirit.” Nevertheless, this annual ceremony is a chance for musicians and the music community to come together and witness greatness and the honor’s of great music in one night.