Snoop Dogg Will Induct Tupac Shakur Into Rock Hall On April 7th
When the late, great Tupac Shakur gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7th, his friend and rapping comrade, Snoop Dogg, will be the one to do the honors.
Confirmed by The Rolling Stone — the two cemented their relationship after Death Row impresario Suge Knight bailed ‘Pac out of jail and he and Snoop recorded “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”.
The standout single from All Eyez on Me was one of four cuts the duo recorded together before ‘Pac’s demise. Other songs such as “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Out Of The Moon,” “Street Life,” and “Life’s So Hard” are worthy additions to anyone’s hardcore rap playlist.
Dr. Dre and Snoop were originally billed as being involved after the latter was framed as participating in a three-song musical tribute to Shakur that would include the mega-hit single, “California Love”. The final lineup has yet to be confirmed, but we’re hoping that Kung-Fu Kenny makes an appearance on the eve of whatever decimation he’s promising the world on April 7th.
“‘Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with,” Snoop said of 2Pac in another interview. “He had a spirit — like this n**** could be in three different rooms at one time makin’ music. He would never listen to it.”
The 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also includes Nile Rodgers, Yes, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra and Journey. Be sure to follow us as we’ll be on hand at the ceremony when it takes place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 7th.
H/T: Rolling Stone