Originally Posted by Whoah10115
Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame means more than just rock music. It's just popular music, in general.
The first artist getting in are Public Enemy. They're the most important, most singular artist here, as well as the most important hip-hip act ever.
Sorry but NWA are more important than PE.
Their legacy is still felt right now, their legacy has changed the world much more than PE's for better or worse. And not just the world of hip hop or even music, but society in general.
I remember an L.A. Times article on the greatest album of all time. It wasn't Sgt Pepper's, it wasn't a Dylan album, it was NWA's Straight Outta Compton. In it the writer went on to describe why it was so important and how it will continue to impact the future of not just music, but society. And it was spot on.