NWA has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone, NWA has been on the ballot three times before this and but it wasn’t until 2015 and the release of the massive success Straight Outta Compton that solidified their impact on the world as well as a spot on the list.
The NWA biopic earned over $200 million at the box office and has been the talk of several Oscar conversations. Straight Outta Compton reminded the world of the influence that NWA left on hiphop as well as the rest of the world. Rolling Stone caught up with Ice Cube to talk about the induction, his ceremony vision as well as a possible all star jam session with fellow inductees Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller.
When Ice Cube was asked about how it feels to to go down in history as apart of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame List, Cube said,
” It’s hard to sum up exactly what it means. It means a lot of things. It means that the group’s mark is solidified. It’s all legitimized in a way because the whole music industry has to honor the group in a way. It’s just hard to sum up in words really.”
You can read the rest of the Rolling Stone interview with Ice Cube here.