Update 11/08/2020 12:37pm:
Previously, the news was revealed that the Notorious B.I.G. was nominated to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Biggie was placed in the space of artists like the Doobie Brothers, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, and more. Now, it has been revealed that Biggie is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The late rapper’s son CJ spoke on behalf of him and said “I’m honored to share his name and his dedication to Black music, creativity, self-expression, and Black freedom. I love you, Meemaw. Thanks for teaching us who Christopher Wallace was as a son, friend, poet, artist, and father. We love you Meemaw. We love you dad. Brooklyn, we did it!” Take a look above.
Original 10/15/2019 11:44am:
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has nominated many hip hop acts in the past, as many rappers have been super impactful around the world, just as much as rock and pop stars were at one point. Acts like Run-DMC, Tupac, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and more were added in the past years, and now the Notorious B.I.G. has been nominated for the 2020 class.
Biggie is in the company of artists like Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Dave Matthews Band, Kraftwerk, and more. The final announcement of those being inducted will be made in January 2020. Stay tuned for more details.