In December, N.W.A was tapped to be enshrined into the 2016 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now comes word that Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar will help with ushering in the World’s Most Dangerous Rap Group.
Although it has been officially announced, Complex is reporting that TDE rapper will participate in the N.W.A induction. There’s no word if K.Dot will also perform a tribute to the group.
It’s no secret that Kendrick was inspired by N.W.A. Last year, the Grammy-nominated rhymer interviewed his idols Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella for Billboard during the release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. K.Dot acknowledged the group was a huge influence on his music. “N.W.A did a lot more than entertain. They told the truth,” he said.
N.W.A will be the fifth hip-hop act to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, in that order.
The 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 8. The event is being taped for a later broadcast on HBO, probably in May.