“Brooklyn, we go hard, go hard!” The 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center on Friday, April 8. HBO will broadcast the ceremony April 30th. This year’s Inductees are: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, and Deep Purple. But most of Brooklyn will have its eye on the induction of N.W.A. Grammy-award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will present N.W.A with an entry into the hall of fame.
Lamar has dedicated his Best Rap Album Grammy for his second album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ to “hip-hop”. His fifth Grammy of the night, Lamar paid tribute to some of Hip Hop’s respected elders. One of them, Ice Cube. So its only fitting he present this award to the NWA members.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been recognizing and honoring legends from across the musical spectrum for three decades. Artists who join the ranks need to have released their first single or album 25 years ago (no later than 1990) to be deemed eligible. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is based in downtown Cleveland, Ohio and its an exclusive fraternity. There are 749 total number of people inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with 113 total number of groups inducted.
Finally, this year’s ceremony will also honor the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement Inductee Bert Berns. Special guests for this year’s Induction Ceremony include The Black Keys, Rob Thomas, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and more. Details about performances and presenters will be announced at a later date.