Hip-Hop Invasion: Public Enemy and N.W.A. Nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
After the induction of legendary hip-hop group Run DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2009, it looks like there might be a trend for other hip-hop groups to join them. Public Enemy and N.W.A. are the two latest hip- hop groups that have made it to the list of nominees for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013.
All groups nominated must adhere to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame foundation’s rule, which is they must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago. Here is the full list of nominees:
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, addressed the inclusion of groups from other genres on the list:
“The definition of ‘rock and roll’ means different things to different people, but as broad as the classifications may be, they all share a common love of music. This year, we again proudly put forth a fantastic array of groups and artists that span the entire genre that is ‘rock and roll.’”
An international voting body that consists of music historians, executives, and other professionals in music will determine which groups are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled to be held on April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theater in L.A.
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