Next spring, NWA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
We can hear them screaming now, Mama We Made It!
The controversial group, comprised of Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Dre took their story to the big screen this year when they released Straight Outta Compton to critical acclaim, which is perhaps why they beat out other notable legends for the honor, including Janet Jackson & Chaka Khan.
“When we started N.W.A, I couldn’t have imagined this,” Dr. Dre told Rolling Stone. “I never thought the type of music we were making would receive such a high accolade.”
“It’s everything that kind of eluded us in a lot of ways when we were coming up,” Ice Cube added. “So many people were opinionated about N.W.A. I think everyone now at this point, no matter how you feel about us, understands what the group actually did and what it means to modern music.”
Ice Cube continued his gratitude on Twitter:
Congrats to the crew! RIP Eazy-E, you would’ve been proud of your bros.
We are still waiting for Janet to get her plaque though.