Kendrick Lamar will honor the Compton group at this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Kendrick Lamar would be among those selected to induct this year's class of nominees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall has now confirmed that Kendrick will indeed be a part of the ceremony and that he will be the one to induct the only hip-hop act on the bill, N.W.A.
It's fitting that Kendrick should present his hometown heroes with the honor. He's well familiar with each of the living group members, as he interviewed them for Billboard magazine last summer, and he has collaborated frequently with Dr. Dre. Last October, he wrote an essay about Eazy-E that was published in PAPER magazine.
In addition to officially receiving entry into the Hall of Fame, N.W.A. is also set to perform during the induction ceremony, which goes down on April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Perhaps Kendrick will join them for some live music, too.