This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class 2014 was announced and some people are a bit shocked and upset that LL Cool J and N.W.A were not selected for induction. This year’s list of nominees included: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Kiss, LL Cool J, The Meters, Nirvana, N.W.A, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Link Wray, Yes and The Zombies. The 2014 honor will be given to Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first album, but this wasn’t LL’s or N.W.A’s first time at the rodeo nomination. They were both nominated in 2013.
But forget about LL and N.W.A for a second.
You’re not going to include CHIC?
I can probably name more Chic songs than a N.W.A song to begin with. I’m not even going to start rambling on about the greatness of Nile Rogers because that could end up looking like a Beyonce dissertation. This year Rogers has collaborated with just about everyone. The former Chic member and guitarist hooked up Daft Punk and Avicii. To top that off he recently dropped a mashup, “Do What You Wanna Do”.
Obviously the people voting at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t know greatness when they hear it.
Excuse me while I go and dance to “Le Freak”.