Snoop Dogg Inducts Tupac Into Rock Hall Of Fame

It was a night that hip-hop fans had been waiting for: Tupac Shakur's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Just two black boys struggling together to become men".

"That's what made Tupac an awesome actor... that's what made him refuse to lower his head when rallying against injustice. We were both born in 1971".

During his moving speech, Snoop, 45, reflected on several of his most memorable moments with Shakur before he was killed in a 1996 drive-by shooting at the age of 25. "I never told this story", he said. "And Tupac represented through his music like no other". The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with 2Pac entering the Hall alongside music legends like Pearl Jam, Nile Rodgers, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra.

"I can't believe it's been 21 years since we got to hear Tupac.the human being", proclaimed Snoop. "Revolutionary and - oh, yeah I'm getting fucked up". Before the show, Snoop caught up with Rolling Stone to talk about Tupac's continuing influence on hip-hop and the significance of letting rappers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I passed cuz my joint. And I'm like, "Man, what is this?' And he said, 'That's a blunt".

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Then, a number of artists paid tribute to him via a performance of some of his biggest hits.

Alicia Keys performed a medley of Shakur's songs on piano, including "Dear Mama" and "Changes". "Let us build a great bridge, a attractive bridge, to welcome the exhausted and the poor", Baez told the Hall of Fame audience.

"(This) ceremony is about giving appreciation to a great musician and songwriter who was an inspiration", he said. And to be able to meet somebody that gets down and does [things] the way you do it, that's fly.

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