Tupac Shakur is set to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2017 ceremony on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The late rap icon is the latest emcee to be nominated for the Hall of Fame in October. He will be inducted along with other music legends like Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, and Joan Baez. Artists are eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their debut album. Tupac released his first album “2Pacalypse Now” in 1991.
This induction means that Tupac Shakur will be the sixth rap artist to be inducted. Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, and N.W.A. who was inducted this year are all rap artists to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. 2Pac is also the first solo artist to be inducted. Chuck D seems to think that LL Cool J is more worthy of the award than Tupac. LL have been nominated in the past but never officially get confirmed.