The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the 2015 ballot and the street hardcore Hip-Hop group, NWA, was one of the artists nominated for inclusion. The controversial group will have some tough competition as only the top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2015 inductees.
“We are pleased to present this group of nominees, as they represent the myriad places where rock and roll converges with blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Rock and roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music and that’s what makes this group of nominees — and this art form — so powerful and unique.”
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989.
Along with NWA, here are some other notable acts that will compete for inclusion to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: