The late hip-hop icon 2Pac’s legacy will live forever. The deceased music mogul and a few notable music bands have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tupac Shakur and five other music legends have made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
The six performer inductees announced Tuesday reflect a wide reach in time and style, ranging from Joan Baez, who began her folk career in the early 1960s, to Pearl Jam, a leader of the Seattle grunge sound, and the late rapper Tupac Shakur, who released hit albums in the 1990s. The three other inductees include two English bands, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and Yes, which broke through in the early 1970s, and San Francisco-based Journey, which scored its biggest hits, including the anthemic Don’t Stop Believin’, in the 1980s. (USA Today)
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) December 20, 2016
We are humbled to be included in such impressive company and grateful to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this… https://t.co/RnsOgrrgVG
— JOURNEY (@JourneyOfficial) December 20, 2016
Pac’s selection came at the hands of fans and a mixture of music influencers.
Artists must have released their first recording at least 25 years ago to be eligible for nomination. The inductees are chosen by fans and by an international body of some 800 artists, historians and members of the music industry who are asked to consider musical influence, innovation, and length and depth of career. (NBC News)
Back in October, rap veteran Ice Cube weighed-in on Pac’s prestigious nomination.
“Hey man, I think we need to our own hall of fame, to be honest. But 2Pac definitely needs to go into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. [If he doesn’t get in the first year,] I don’t think it matters as long as he gets in.” (TMZ)
In September, various celebrities remembered Pac on the anniversary of his passing.