If you haven’t heard the great news yet, N.W.A is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today (April 8th). Unlike other inductees, the group will not be performing at the ceremony. Ice Cube spoke to The New York Times and said:
“Nah, we’re not performing. I guess we really didn’t feel like we were supported enough to do the best show we could put on.”
Ice Cube was then asked if this lack support came from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organizers.
“Pretty much, yeah. We wanted to do it on a whole other level, and that just couldn’t happen. But we’re totally honored, humbled and appreciative to the Hall for even just considering us, inducting us and inviting us.”
Although fans might feel let down because of no performance, they should still be proud of N.W.A for the great honor. Ice Cube went on to credit the success of the N.W.A based movie Straight Outta Compton with getting them into the Hall of Fame:
“I think it was the thing that put us over the top. The movie was able to remind them of the impact of the group on pop culture and that the music is just as much rock ’n’ roll as anything. Rock ’n’ roll is a form of sped-up blues to me.”
All living members of N.W.A – Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella – are expected to be in attendance for the induction ceremony tonight.