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.
Most incisive speeches and best tributes from annual ceremony
Chicago and Steve Miller also entered Hall of Fame and came together for mega-jam at the end
"The question is, are we rock & roll?" Ice Cube says. "And I say you goddamn right we rock & roll"
"It’s just amazing to be in the same family," rapper says of the ceremony experience
"I felt like every single one of them was black superheroes," MC says of legendary Compton forebears
From Ice Cube's views on violence in 1989 to Dr. Dre's billionaire dreams last year