Finally, after several years of trying, The World’s Most Dangerous Group will find a new home: in the hallowed halls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
After being on the ballot for three years (2012, 2013, and 2015), NWA – Arabian Prince, MC Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, and Dr. Dre – were formally inducted into the Hall today (December 17th) alongside English metal band Deep Purple, American rock bands Chicago and Cheap Trick, and influential musician Steve Miller. First announced on Rolling Stone, Ice Cube could not hide his happiness at the accomplishment saying, “It’s hard to sum up exactly what it means. It means a lot of things. It means that the group’s mark is kind of solidified. It’s all legitimized in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way. It’s just hard to sum up in words, really.”
This punctuates a monumental career for NWA. The group was depicted in the critically-acclaimed biopic Straight Outta Compton, which has since grossed over $200 million in the box office and has garnered Academy Award buzz. Fans were also treated to the first new album from Dr. Dre in 15 years, Compton: A Soundtrack. NWA now follows Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (in 2007), Run-DMC (in 2009), Beastie Boys (in 2012), and Public Enemy (in 2013). Congrats to them for once again achieving another outstanding milestone.
Oh, and as a heads up? 2Pac will be eligible for nomination in 2016…