Tupac Shakur has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has a good chance of getting inducted. If Common has his way, there will be a lot more to follow.
As part of an interview with Rolling Stone, the rapper/actor had this to say:
“Queen Latifah is one of the first people to come to mind, A Tribe Called Quest. De La Soul! De La Soul is so powerful. Nas and OutKast are some that come to mind, as well."
The precedent of rap finding a place in the Rock Hall has long been underway with Grandmaster Flash paving the way for other artists like Run DMC, Public Enemy and N.W.A. to follow.
Nas and OutKast are not yet eligible for the Rock Hall, but will be ranked high by us once eligible.
Now we sit and wait for Gene Simmons’ response.