ICON: Tupac Shakur
TUPAC SHAKUR will be the first solo hip-hop artist voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The late rapper will be inducted in 2017 alongside Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes and Joan Baez.
Pac joins a very small selection of hip-hop acts to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which so far include Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. Even more impressive is that he made it through in his first year of eligibility.
Artists can be nominated 25 years after they release their first recording, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
While most people are happy with Tupac's induction, it's still caused a little bit of drama. Hall-of-famer Chuck D from Public Enemy has said no solo hip-hop act should make it in before LL Cool J — a performer who has two Grammy awards, eight platinum albums and a career spanning more than three decades.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is April 7.