Snoop Dogg Inducts Tupac Into Rock Hall Of Fame

Tupac is just the sixth rap artist inducted into the Hall - following Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and N.W.A. - and the only solo artist so far.

Tonight marked the annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony, where the luminaries of the musical world get together to celebrate, toast, and occasionally even play some music.

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He said to laughs from the audience: "That's right - Tupac got Snoop Dogg smoking blunts". The hip-hop musician passed away in 1996. With a seemingly serendipitous timing that was 21 years in the making, Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate released the latest, trailer for Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me to the welcomed praise from both fans and the entertainment industry alike.

Tributes were also paid on Friday to Chuck Berry, who died in March at age 90 and who was the first person ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and Prince, who died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April 2016. Next Snoop and YG traded verses on "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", followed by Treach of Naughty By Nature, who delivered "Hail Mary".

Snoop Dogg took to the stage and was joined by Alicia Keys, who performed hits such as "Ambitionz Az a Ridah", "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and "Dear Mama".

British progressive rock group Yes and Seattle-based grunge band Pearl Jam were also among the 2017 inductees.

  • Salvatore Jensen