New reports say the legendary rapper will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, in addition to Pearl Jam, Journey, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes. Only the sixth rap act to be honored this way, Pac will be in great company alongside N.W.A, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
From the NY Times:
The six acts will enter the pantheon at the Rock Hall’s 32nd annual induction ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7, with excerpts from the event to be broadcast later in the year by HBO.
The hall’s latest batch of honorees continues its trends of nabbing 1990s rock legends the instant they become eligible, and finally opening the door to older stars who have been shut out for years.
The site continues, “Like the induction of N.W.A earlier this year, the honoring of Shakur — still revered as one of hip-hop’s fiercest and most gifted lyricists — could give the show’s broadcast a moment of excitement, although it is unclear who would accept the award for him. Shakur was killed in 1996, and his mother, the activist Afeni Shakur, died in May.”
Stay tuned for updates as more information surfaces, plus tons of interesting facts about Pac below.
SOURCE: NY Times