Should N.W.A. Be Inducted Into The Rock + Roll Hall Of Fame? [POLL]
There is a lot of controversy brewing up about the recent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominations of N.W.A.
In 2013, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They joined Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys as part of an elite group of recording artists recognized for their exemplary contributions to music and culture. Recently, nominations for 2014 were announced. The two hip-hop acts nominated this go-round are LL Cool J and N.W.A.
TRUTH Minista Paul Scott blames N.W.A. for many problems that are still facing the Black community almost 25 years after the release of N.W.A.’s first album. He says that N.W.A. replaced the conscious hip-hop of the era with a culture of death and destruction. Scott is asking that fans of real hip-hop contact the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and demand that N.W.A. be removed from induction consideration.
I don’t understand what the big deal is about N.W.A. being nominated into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The problem I have is that no one cares about the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. This hip-hop community always looks for validation outside of hip-hop. Do I personally think N.W.A. should be nominated in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? No because they didn’t make rock music.
What do you think?