March 14, 2014 19:26

Ice Cube on NWA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub: 'It sucks'

The rapper and actor has called for a Hip Hop Hall of Fame

Ice Cube on NWA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub: 'It sucks'
Ice Cube has spoken out about NWA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub.

The iconic hip hop group were nominated for induction into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but failed to make the final cut, with the committee voting for Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt instead.

Now Ice Cube has said that the fact they weren't included "sucks" but was "understandable". Speaking to AP, the rapper and actor said: "It sucks. But it's understandable. We really only had one album together... But this just lets you know how much we need a hip-hop hall of fame of our own."

Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. The svengalis behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones will also be honoured at next month's ceremony, with the late Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham sharing the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

Alongside NWA, nominees who did not make the cut in the vote for induction this year include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, LL Cool J, The Meters, The Replacements, Link Wray, Yes and The Zombies.

The induction ceremony is due to take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 10. If Dave Grohl turns up to collect the honour on behalf of Nirvana, it will be his second on-stage appearance at the Hall Of Fame induction in a row – in 2013, he and fellow Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins took to the stage to induct Rush. "When the fuck did Rush become cool?!" Grohl joked in his speech to huge cheers. "Who let the fucking drummer write the lyrics?! Rush did. Makes no sense!"

Read More On This Artist

NWA Merchandise
More News
Lana Del Rey left alone at the altar in wedding themed 'Ultraviolence' video
RSPCA 'grateful' for donation from punk band who sacked vet drummer over bestiality
Midweek chart update: Eric Clapton competing with Ed Sheeran for Number One spot
Gerard Way announces solo album details
Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing says he would be up for a band reunion
Royal Blood: 'Jimmy Page told us to 'go and smash LA'
Jake Bugg has already shown ideas for third album with producer Rick Rubin
Robert Plant says he is 'disappointed and baffled' by Jimmy Page in ongoing Led...
Lily Allen is no longer working on 'Bridget Jones' musical
Damon Albarn reveals new musical will be based on a 'very beloved kids' book'
Damon Albarn to play London's Royal Albert Hall in November
R Kelly dropped as headliner at US festival following complaints over previous conduct
The Co-op to return to playing chart music following staff complaints
Jack White throws first pitch at Detroit Tigers game – watch
Damon Albarn's contribution to 'Lucy' soundtrack revealed – hear 'Sister...
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today