Ice Cube is excited about the N.W.A. getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Straight Outta Compton became the buzz of this year’s summer movie lineup. The movie about the origins of the rap group N.W.A and their rise to fame generated stellar critical review, acclaim and is even getting Oscar buzz. It was a recognition in its purest sense for a group that was in its time, criticized and misunderstood.
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This year, N.W.A has finally been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group has been nominated thrice before, but they never got in. The limited duration group share the honor with fellow inductees Deep Purple, Chicago, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller.
Ice Cube told Rollling Stone that he was very proud and excited that the group had been inducted. He had to ask his publicist again and again that if they were not just nominees again.
He had however had no idea who his fellow inductees were. He said that being inducted meant that the group's mark has kind of solidified. It is equivalent to being legitimized in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way.
He said that by now at this point, no matter how people feel about the group, they understand what they actually did and what it means to modern music.
He said that Straight Outta Compton also helped to get people to remember that. Everyone knows the where and when of the group but a lot of people didn't know the why.
The movie was able to connect some of those dots for people. Why were five youngsters out of Compton, California, rapping about this kind of stuff? It was basically trying to make sense of the world around us, in a lot of ways.
Talking about performing in Barclays Center for the performance, Ice Cube said that he was excited to plan something special.
He said that he would try and get Ren, Yella and Dre together to perform for the honour. Performing with the rest of the line-up was also a possibility only if things didn’t get too corny, he said.