In December, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame announced its inductees, which included Steve Miller, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, and N.W.A.
Now, news of the actual inductors has come and it names Kendrick Lamar who will be ushering in N.W.A. Other inductors includes Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, the Black Keys and Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place on 4/8 at the Barclays Center. Tickets are available here.
In more Kendrick news, he recently covered Billboard and talked Grammys, his album, Obama and more.
At 11 Grammy noms, the Compton rapper is just one shy of Michael Jackson’s record and he’s determined to “win them all.”
“It’s bigger than me,” said Kendrick. “When we think about the Grammys, only Lauryn Hill and OutKast have won Album of the Year. This would be big for hip-hop culture at large.”
On Being A Role Model:
"I’m learning to deal with the responsibility of being someone that the kids actually look up to. I’m learning to deal with that and I’m always up for the challenge."
On Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$ & Isaiah Rashad:
“When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits—you know, like we just don’t give a damn. But these individuals, they show that we do have some sense. Our generation just needs the proper people to tell us about our problems, about our wrongs and our rights.”
On His Next Album:
“As far as content, what I want to get across, I have an idea. But even that’s still premature. Once I get back in that studio, things evolve into other things.”
On President Obama:
“The way people look at me these days -- that’s the same way I looked at President Obama before I met him. We tend to forget that people who’ve attained a certain position are human. When [the president] said to my face what his favorite record was -- I understood that, no matter how high-ranking you get in this world, you’re human.”
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