(AllHipHop News) Rap icon RZA has urged the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee to seriously consider inducting the Wu-Tang Clan in 2020, because he believes his hip-hop group should be there.
The collective has been eligible for induction since 2017, but they haven't come close to even making the shortlist of acts considered - and RZA insists that has to change.
"I think we should (get in)," he told Rolling Stone, making his case. "It may take some time to get in there. I think it’s good for us and I think it’s good for rock and roll because hip-hop is a form of music that grabs from every genre, but definitely grabs from rock and roll.
"Rock and roll has a certain spirit; it was the spirit of the 60s and 70s youth. Hip-hop is the 80s, 90s, up to now... It’s called hip-hop, but it’s in the same spirit of rock and roll at the end of the day. Lyrical stories, music, unorthodox, dissonant sometimes, energetic - all the things that rock is and was hip-hop embodies."
The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction will take place tonight at Barclays Center in New York.
Radiohead, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, The Zombies, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, and Roxy Music will make up the Class of 2019.
If Wu-Tang Clan are picked for induction, they'll join fellow raps acts Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Beastie Boys, N.W.A. and Tupac Shakur.