N.W.A was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 8, 2016.
The four living members of the notorious rap group, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, as well as, the late Eazy-E’z mother, were on hand at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center at their induction ceremony.
The group got some support from Kendrick Lamar who is also from Compton. Lamar has been one of the biggest names in rap music over the last two years.
“Are we rock and roll?” Ice Cube said during his heartfelt speech. “I say, you goddamn right we rock and roll. Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll is not even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit. It’s a spirit that’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock and roll, heavy metal, punk rock, and yes, hip-hop. What connects us all is that spirit. Rock and roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life. That is rock and roll and that is us.”

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