A few weeks ago it was announced that 2Pac had been nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, news that seemed unsurprising given the strength of his legacy twenty years after his death.
However, the news hasn't sat well with everyone, with Byrds singer David Crosby questioning whether the hip-hop icon should be included on the list of nominees. In an interview with SiruisXM he said “You know, that’s a mixed blessing. He means a lot to a lot of people. And so, therefore, has validity. Do I love his stuff? No. But, am I the final arbiter? No.”
This isn't the first time he has aired his issues about hip-hop, as he has been a long-time critic of Kanye West. Earlier this week he said that someone should "send him all of Ray Charles’s catalog so he can learn how to sing.” His problem with Kanye goes back to July 2015, when he tweeted, “He can’t write, sing, or play at all. He is an egomaniac, he is dumb as a post, he creates nothing, helps no one.”
Last year, N.W.A were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a move that also caused controversy between Ice Cube and Kiss singer Gene Simmons. The ceremony that will potentially induct 2Pac will take place next spring.