Tupac Shakur is known to be the one of the greatest and most influential rappers of the all time. Although his career was tragically cut short back in 1996, he left behind a legacy for many to enjoy. In leaving such grand legacy, the artist could be headed into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2017. If Shakur is nominated to be in this class he will be the sixth hip-hop artist to enter and will be along RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy and of course N.W.A. To be considered for a nomination slot, the artist would have to met their 25 year mark of their first album or single and for Tupac, 2Pacalypse Now is that album, which will hit that mark next month. This album was the start of the journey that Tupac had embarked on to educate his fans through his music. With songs such as ‘Brenda’s Got A Baby’, ‘Young Black Male’, and ‘Words of Wisdom’, this album has paved the way for rappers of today.
Tupac joins the list of other legends nominated for this class such as Jane’s Addiction, Chaka Khan, Chic, Journey, Pearl Jam and former Poetic Justice Co-Star Janet Jackson. It gets better too! Fans have a choice to vote for up to five artists to be inducted into the class of 2017 during the Rock and Roll hall of fame ceremony. You can cast your vote here and see if the artist you picked will be amongst those who are already in.