Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Compton, California, hip-hop crew – aka N—-z Wit Attitude – will join the 31st class of the Rock Hall on April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Eazy-E and MC Ren round out the 2016 inductees, along with Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller.
N.W.A.’s members – whose breakthrough story was told in this summer’s smash hit Straight Outta Compton – took to Twitter to thank their fans and share their excitement.
“Thank you to all the people hitting me up about the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I celebrate this win with U. Pop one or smoke one for ya boy,” Ice Cube Tweeted Thursday.
MC Ren also took to social media. “It feels good to finally make it in the #RockNRollhalloffame . All praise is due to God. Wanna thank my group and the fans . Thanx,” he posted, adding: “Thanx to all for the congrats I really appreciate it.”
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will air on HBO in the spring.