Kendrick Lamar is slated to introduce N.W.A into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this coming April. The Hall announced the list of artists to induct the inductees in the Class of 2016, and Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar is in that lineup.
Although the Hall does not identify which artist is introducing which inductee, it makes sense that Lamar will introduce Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren at the official induction ceremony April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The “Alright” rapper records for Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, has been open about the Compton, California group’s influence on his career and interviewed members of the group for Billboard. He also appears at the end of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
The other musicians announced as introducing the inductees are Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, the Black Keys and Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas.