(BlackMediaScoop) Public Enemy, N.W.A and Donna Summer are among the names on the final nominees list for 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which for the first time will be announced at a ceremony to be held next year in Los Angeles.
Joining them are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters and Procol Harum.
The broad diversity of music styles represented by this year’s round of nominees was noted by Joel Peresman, president and chief executive of the Rock Hall Foundation, in announcing the names.
Inducting N.W.A or Public Enemy, or both, would bolster hip-hop’s representation at the Hall. To date, the Beastie Boys, Run D.M.C. and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five are the only rap acts to be inducted. Compton’s N.W.A is the first West Coast rap act to be nominated. Eligibility requirements state that an act’s first recording must have been at least 25 years ago, which puts the eligibity for consideration this year at 1987.
Induction will be determined by votes of more than 600 artists, historians, critics and members of the music industry.