Kendrick Lamar will head to Brooklyn in April to welcome legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced Monday. While speaking to a group of Compton High School students ahead of the Grammys, the “Alright” rapper named Dr. Dre among his musical influences, and fanboy-ed a bit while interviewing the group for Billboard in August.
“I’m trippin’ out right now looking at ya’ll right here,” he said before speaking with Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren.
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Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Chicago, and Cheap Trick will join N.W.A. in the 2016 induction class, with Kid Rock on hand to introduce Cheap Trick. He and Lamar have joined other presenters The Black Keys, Lars Ulrich, and Rob Thomas.
The 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center April 8, with HBO filming the event for an April 30 broadcast. Tickets for the live simulcast at the Rock Hall are now available.