Tupac Shakur has finally and officially been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominations came out and among Tupac, Janet Jackson and Pearl Jam are in the mix. Other artists to score their first nominations Tuesday include Journey, Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Bad Brains and Steppenwolf.
Artists are eligible for consideration 25 years after releasing their first single or album (1991, for the newest crop of nominees). Inductees will be determined by more than 800 artists, historians and music-industry professionals.
If Pac gets added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he’ll be the sixth hip-hop act inducted in the hall’s 33 year history. Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and N.W.A are the other five acts in.