N.W.A (N****z Wit Attitude) got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week – where artists like Green Day, Bob Marley, ACDC and Michael Jackson stand proud. Kiss is among the many and now Ice Cube’s gangster-rap group N.W.A. who’s other members include MC Ren, Dr. Dre and DJ Yella.
But why is a rap group being inducted to the ROCK and Roll Hall of Fame? Let’s start with the last part of Ice Cube’s acceptance speech:
“…Now, the question is, are we rock & roll? And I say you goddamn right we [are] rock & roll. Rock & roll is not an instrument, rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. It’s a spirit. It’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. That’s what connects us all, that spirit. Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life. That is rock & roll, and that is us.
So rock & roll is not conforming. Rock & roll is outside the box. And rock & roll is N.W.A. I want to thank everybody who helped induct us into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I just want to tell the world, “Damn, that s*** was dope.”
Ice Cube then Tweeted some of his above speech.
As it stands right now, Gene Simmons has the last say in this war.