NWA will not be on stage tonight at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. NWA the group known for gangsta rap genre in 1988, around protest anthems like “Express Yourself” and “[Expletive] tha Police,” which outlined the same use of excessive force against minorities that is being challenged today.
A group that proved you don’t need radio airplay to become popular. Some think the rap innovators are causing a ruckus with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We think not. Their most recent hit “Straight Outta Compton.” Tonight they will be inducted and by Kendrick Lamar.