In an unexpected move by the RRHOF voting committee, Tupac Amaru Shakur was voted to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame next year in Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
Inductees must qualify by being nominated in 25 years or more following their debut release. For ‘Pac, his premier album, 2Pacalypse Now, was released in November 1991, almost a quarter century to the date of the release. Shakur will be inducted into the prestigious musicians’ club alongside Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Yes, Journey, the Electric Light Orchestra and guitarist Nile Rodgers of the legendary disco band Chic.
‘Pac is the sixth rap act to be inducted into the RRHOF, but HOFer Chuck D of Public Enemy feels that Shakur’s induction is premature; especially ahead of Hip Hop legend/actor LL Cool J.
“Got for ever love for PAC BUT there AINT a solo act that should get in the RRHOF before LL Cool J, I don’t care about what naysayers think.”
The induction ceremony will be held on April 7th in Brooklyn.