Skip to main content

Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One legend inducts another.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

When Tupac Shakur enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, it'll be friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg handling the induction. What an excellent choice.

Pac and Snoop were tight during their days on Death Row Records together. They recorded together, and emerged among the best West Coast rappers of the '90s.

Pac will become hip-hop's sixth entry into the Hall of Fame. He follows Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (inducted by Jay-Z), Run-DMC (inducted by Eminem), Public Enemy (inducted by Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte), Beastie Boys (inducted by Chuck D and LL Cool J) and N.W.A. (inducted by Kendrick Lamar).

It's notable that this is the first time a hip-hop artist will be inducted by a direct on-record collaborator, and while it's not known yet who will be accepting on Pac's behalf, having the direct link in Snoop Dogg is something really special.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 10.02.59 AM

North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 12.37.03 PM

Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

flickr - gov tim walz - mn senate dfl

Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.

ambulance

Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver

The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.

Screen Shot 2022-06-26 at 7.50.33 AM

4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 7.55.28 PM

Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Burnsville, Minnesota - May 2019 (2)

Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.

Related

Snoop Dogg inducts Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg inducted Pac and then performed with YG.

Tupac Shakur among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

He will become hip-hop's sixth entry in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The List: Obama inducts Jay-Z into Songwriters Hall of Fame

President Barack Obama expressed his love for Jay during the induction, with a few laughs along the way.

Watch: Snoop Dogg raps, parasails with Tupac and gets charitable for Kimmel

With Snoop's new album arriving soon, he and Kimmel had a great career spanning chat.

Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and Devin the Dude light '420 (Blaze Up)'

The usual suspects roll out a fashionably late 4/20 track.

2Pac nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

He could become the sixth hip-hop artist inducted.

Watch: TLC and Snoop Dogg go 'Way Back'

TLC and Snoop Dogg are ready to hit your nostalgia buttons.

Watch: Snoop Dogg clowns around in new "Lavender" video

Snoop Dogg has some politics under the big top.