Tupac Shakur Officially Makes It Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
It aint nothin' but a gangsta party! The Rock Hall Class of 2017 Inductees were just announced, and Tupac Shakur has officially landed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Deets and the other inductees below...
Tupac and his late mother Afeni Shakur are celebrating above, because the influential rapper just landed a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Performers category.
The west coast poet became the personification and standard for hip hop during and after his short 25 years in the world. His impact on artists from Eminem to Kendrick Lamar to beyond is incomparable, and we're glad he's getting his due.
This was Tupac's second year of eligibility and his first nomination. Back in October, he was nominated along with many others like Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan, neither of whom made it this year.
Musician Nile Rodgers also landed a spot as the recipient of the Award for Music Excellence.
The hall's 32nd annual induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. HBO will show highlights later, with SiriusXM doing a radio broadcast.