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Ice Cube on N.W.A's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction: 'Hip-hop is here forever'

Ice Cube on N.W.A's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction: 'Hip-hop is here forever'

From the Gangster of Love to gangsta rap, five decades of pop music history — along with a bit of controversy — passed across the stage of the Barclays Center on Friday night for the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The night celebrated hard rockers (Deep Purple), horn rockers (Chicago) and garage rockers (Cheap Trick), but it was a member of rap’s N.W.A who delivered the most stirring statement of the night.

The Compton group’s co-founder Ice Cube, who will perform high on the bill at Coachella later this month, was responding to the suggestion from rock traditionalists...

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