From N.W.A to Body Count's "Cop Killer,' we look back at the songs and groups that called for resistance or spelled out bigoted currents in the U.S.
"I remember thinking ... How many hits does it take to get a man [down]?" DJ says at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum
Talking Heads' 'Remain in Light,' Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour," Don McLean's "American Pie" also added to National Recording Registry
N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton,' Prince's 'Sign 'O' the Times' among 25 recordings recognized as "part of our musical, social and cultural history"
Ebie Wright, her mother and her sister are crowdfunding 'A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies'
From Paul Simon playing stickball to the secrets of N.W.A's tour bus, three books this fall promise new insight into long-loved musicians
Longtime music industry figure co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E
Rappers look back on meeting GN'R, their messy break-up and a gangsta-rap turning point
"He's probably so salty because hip-hop groups got in before he did," rapper says of Simmons' anti-rap Hall of Fame comments
Annual show, featuring performances from the Roots, David Byrne, inductees Steve Miller, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Chicago, set to air this weekend
"It's the same way we used to do it back in the Eighties," rapper says
Dre delivers "California Love" and "Still D.R.E." while Lamar closes out all-star set with "Alright"
"Do I think he's going to do anything to help poor people or people that's struggling? No," rapper adds
"It's a spirit, and it's been going on before they called it rock & roll," rapper says
"[I] respect N.W.A, but when Led Zep gets into Rap Hall of Fame, I will agree with your point," Kiss singer writes on Twitter.