The late rapper Tupac Shakur will finally join the ranks of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2017.
The legendary rapper will be one of the inductees at the 2017 induction ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The “All Eyez On Me” rapper/actor is part of a lineup of inductees that includes Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, and Electric Light Orchestra. Nile Rodgers, the lead guitarist of the band Chic, is also set to receive the Award for Musical Excellence at the ceremony.
Pac was officially nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past October, after meeting the eligibility requirements for induction. An artist can only be nominated 25 years after their first album release, and Pac’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now was released in November 1991.
The induction also comes on the heels of his upcoming biopic “All Eyez On Me” that is set to release sometime in 2017.
Tupac is only the sixth hip-hop act to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame following Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.
2Pac will also be the first solo hip-hop artist to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.