Song of the Day #4,669: ‘Fuck Tha Police’ – N.W.A.

The fifth and final 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is the polar opposite of the previous four.

While fellow inductees Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller were classic rock acts that waited decades for their first nomination, N.W.A. is a pioneering rap act that made it to the ballot in their first year of eligibility. N.W.A. didn’t get in that year — 2013 — nor did they make it in ’14 or ’15 despite making the shortlist both years. But in 2016, they became the fifth hip-hop act inducted into the Hall.

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