Year Eligible: 2017
Debut Album: The Chronic (1992)
Why He Should Be Inducted: A year after leaving gangsta-rap firebrands N.W.A, Dr. Dre became the ambassador for the G-Funk era. His first solo album, The Chronic, became an instant classic, thanks to heavy MTV airplay, his public beefing with ex-bandmate Eazy-E and the introduction of one Snoop Doggy Dogg. He later discovered Eminem and helped Death Row Records as a force to be reckoned with, even if his departure from that label was acrimonious. His only other solo album, 2001, came out way back in 1999, but as people figure out the over-under on when he'll release his next record, the long-promised Detox, he continues to top lists of the richest rap stars.
Possible Drama: None. Maybe by 2017 Detox will have come out.