Kendrick Lamar inducting NWA into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ice Cube's Compton collective are to receive the honour during the ceremony in April

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 23 February 2016 15:51
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Kendrick Lamar collecting the Best Rap Album Grammy from NWA founder Ice Cube
Kendrick Lamar collecting the Best Rap Album Grammy from NWA founder Ice Cube

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is to induct West Coast rap crew NWA into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The ceremony, taking place in Brooklyn on 8 April, will see the multiple Grammy Award-winning artist honour his fellow Compton natives.

It's clear to see the influence NWA have had on Lamar; last year, he interviewed the hip-hop collective for Billboard Magazine and has worked with member Dr Dre on multiple occasions.

Other acts due to be inducted into the archives at this year's ceremony include Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Chicago.

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began in 1983 in an attempt to honour history's greatest and most well-known musical artists.

Lamar was this year's biggest Grammy winner, earning trophies for Rap Album (To Pimp a Butterfly) and Best Rap Song for track "Alright."

The former was presented by NWA founder Ice Cube himself; it's nice to see that Lamar will get to repay him the favour in April.

Last year, the film Straight Outta Compton chronicled the rise of the rap group. Ice Cube served as producer while his son starred as the younger version of himself.

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