Tupac Could be The First Solo Hip-Hop Artist Inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Publish Date
Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:59PM

The late and great Tupac has been nominated into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2017, the list was released yesterday and if he gets inducted Tupac will be the first solo hip-hop artist to join the institution.

The rock hall foundation's nominating committee has finally decided to consider rap artists as a worthy consideration.

Five other rap acts are already in the hall of fame: N.W.A (inducted 2016); Public Enemy (2013); Beastie Boys (2012); Run DMC (2009), Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007). Hopefully the trend continues.

Here's a full list of nominees on this year's ballot. An asterisk appears on first-time nominees.

•Bad Brains*
•Chaka Khan
•Depeche Mode*
•Electric Light Orchestra*
•J. Geils Band
•Jane's Addiction*
•Janet Jackson
•Joan Baez*
•Joe Tex
•Pearl Jam*
•The Cars
•The Zombies
•Tupac Shakur*