Tupac Shakur could be the next rap superstar to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after he was officially nominated on Tuesday, October 18 (not that he needed any more affirmation of his legend status, of course). Twenty years after his death following a drive-by shooting, Tupac’s influence is nearly as great as it was in life.
This is the first year that 2pac has been eligible for nomination – as a rule, Artists become eligible for the Rock Hall 25 years after they release their first album or single and he’s already a favorite. He’ll join the likes of Pearl Jam, Janet Jackson, Depeche Mode, the Zombies, and Yes in a bid for a place in the hall of fame.
The Rock Hall will hold its induction ceremony next April at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Head on over to the Rock and Roll Hall’s website to vote Tupac Shakur into *more* immortality.
Written By Damilola Okejide