N.W.A. joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with 4 rockers from the 1970s

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Los Angeles rappers N.W.A., whose legacy gained new life with the hit movie”Straight Outta Compton,” join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday with a quartet of 1970s era rock acts.

Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller are also being honored at a ceremony in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

N.W.A.’s rough-hewn tales of life on the streets tilted the balance toward West Coast rap in the late 1980s on songs like “F— the Police,” ”Boyz-N-The Hood” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

Following the act’s breakup, Dr. Dre became one of music’s most in-demand producers and a billionaire with a high-tech headphone company. Ice Cube moves between music and a successful acting career.

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Dru Tyler is an American entrepreneur, inventor, publicist, software engineer, investor, A&R for UMG, and a journalist. He is a co-founder of Daily Rap News the CNN of the Rap World.

Dru has been publicly associated with the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Young Jeezy, Lil Kim and Junior Mafia and more.