Janet Jackson & Tupac Lead ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’ 2017 Nominations

Published: Tuesday 18th Oct 2016 by Sam
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Over the course of their illustrious careers, Janet Jackson and Tupac have left an un-erasable mark on both music and culture.

It’s little wonder then why the pair are both up for one of the most prestigious honors an artist can receive.

Ms. Jackson and ‘Poetic Justice’ co-star serve as two of the most notable names in consideration for the class of 2017 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It marks the second consecutive time the pregnant star has been shortlisted for the honor, following last year’s  feature and subsequent snubbing.

Still, today’s announcement will no doubt be greeted with glee from the singer’s army of fans, who’ve been campaigning diligently for the honor.

For the late, great Tupac, it serves as his first time he’s been added to the conversation and proves timely given the upcoming biopic on his short but impactful life. Will his narrative play out ala N.W.A’s, who were inducted following the success of their movie?

Who knows.

But what is certain is that you can make your voice heard!

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The general public will be given the chance to vote for who they believe deserves to receive a spot in the coveted Hall. Their picks will be tallied up to represent the “popular vote,” which will be factored in to the final decision. The latter of which will be established by the 800 historians, artists and industry insiders that make up the voting committee.

Inductees will be revealed in December.

Click here to VOTE!

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  1. thee hee October 18, 2016

    where is Beyonce? 😆

    • pat October 18, 2016

      somewhere bleeding

      • Janine Holder October 18, 2016

        Ha!! That’s a good one!! 😀

    • Danzou October 18, 2016

      What makes you think she deserves to be in the rock and roll hall of fame? She went solo in 2003. It’s only thirteen years since then. Stop it. Stop this ridiculous romanticism of her. Damn.

      • Molly October 18, 2016

        Beyonce is the Melania Trump of Music ??

    • Danzou October 18, 2016

      Chaka is on there too!

    • Avi October 18, 2016

      Somewhere making more money in 20 minutes than you will see in 30 years. Next question?

      • Danzou October 18, 2016

        Next question? Why hasn’t she manged to score a number one hit since 2008? No shade.

      • Avi October 18, 2016

        Probably for the same reason you haven’t had a bath since 2008. Beyonce doesn’t pander for number one singles, the same way you don’t pander to hygiene. No soap…err…I mean “shade.”

      • Queen October 18, 2016

        SO Danzou is trying to shade Bey, meanwhile stanning for flops like 7 Train singer Brandy.

        FYI, your has-been fav Brandy’s last album certification was in 2001, so stay in your lane, you dirty c***.

      • Danzou October 18, 2016

        Who said I was shading bey who I love? That’s yall f****** problem RIGHT THERE. She/he or both said next question so iasked one are you mad? I don’t Stan anyone it ain’t that deep h**. Yall so emotional over nothing. This is TGJ. CALM YALL WACK ASSES DOWN.

      • Queen October 18, 2016

        Sure f**, you go hard for that saggy lip flop. And not you talking about someone being emotional, when you have fits when anyone comes for Nicki. Just stfu.

      • Danzou October 18, 2016

        Once again I don’t throw fits I state facts like the one I just did about the number one hit. From what I can tell it’s YALL gay asses throwing sissy fits. “Get a life” danzou this danzou that hahaha hahahahah hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa hahahahah omg

      • Janine October 18, 2016

        And we make more money than your f****** broke welfare ass, b****!!! Queen Bey ain’t thinking about your dumb obsessed b**** ass!! So stop sucking the Texan w****’s f****** d*** and you make some extra cash dumb b****!!! I bet it’s your boyfriend’s computer your using to write this b*******, dumb broke ass c*** b****!!!

      • Fyi October 19, 2016

        One day you’ll look at your life and ask, “why was I so childish fighting over which music artist is better or more relevant when I was just supposed to enjoy the music?”

        Y’all can fight and say all kinds of stink now but give it some 30yrs from now….by then you would have wasted those years for nothing.

        Have a great day.

    • Qaz October 18, 2016

      Trolling fail. Beyonce hasn’t been around long enough to be eligible for a nomination, idiot. Trust and believe that in 2028 she’ll get in, while you’re still earning minimum wage.

      • Cake Like Gaga October 18, 2016

        Poor Beyhives…the lack of talent a k a writing her music must be hard to digest for many!

      • Janine October 18, 2016

        Qaz, dumb b****, YOU ARE ON MIMINAL WAGE RIGHT NOW, BROKE M***********!!!! B****, YOUR ASS IN ON F****** WELFARE, MOTHERFUCKING POOR ASS DUMB PIECE OF F****** D******!!! OBSESSONG OVER A DUMB TEXSN B**** WHO DONT EVEN KNOW OR CARE IF YOUR UGLY ASS IS EVEN ALIVE!!! OH MY F****** GOD, YOUR DUMB AS F***, UGLY POOR B****!!!! C*** M***********!!! SUCK BEING YOU, POOR UGLY ASS FUCKTARD!!! EVEN I MAKE MORE THAN YOUR RAG WEARING ASS!!! PENNILESS LOSER WELFARE ASS W****!!! YOU GOTTA F****** OPEN YOUR F****** LEGS TO GET SOME CASH, GOLDDIGGING BROKE S*** B****!!! GO F****** KILL YOURSELF, BROKE B**** ASS M***********!!! OR LET BEYONCE KILL YO ASS!!! DUMB UGLY ASS C*** B****!!!

  2. pat October 18, 2016

    Both changed their respective games forever.

  3. Avi October 18, 2016

    2Pac will get in…
    The other one, probably not.

    • ka October 18, 2016

      why so cold to a legend who for sure influenced your favorites performance style.

      • Janine October 18, 2016

        Influenced f****** what??!! Bey didn’t influence jack f****** b*******, m***********!!! She got influenced by other artists, but didn’t influence a F****** M***********!!

  4. Chaka Stan October 18, 2016

    Everyone, please vote for Chaka Khan!! The Queen of Funk!!!

  5. MovieAmi October 18, 2016

    Chaka Khan, Tupac Shakur, Depeche Mode and Pearl Jam all deserve to be inducted.

  6. MUSICHEAD October 18, 2016

    Why do we give so much relevance to organizations who refuse to acknowledge us as a people? The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame is a good ol boys club. I’m sure if Janet got in she wouldn’t even show up for the honor.

    • Danzou October 18, 2016

      Well black people started rock n roll. So there’s no way they don’t recognize us as a people.

    • RoyalKev October 18, 2016

      @Musichead

      You sure know Janet!

  7. Human October 18, 2016

    Over Whitney Houston?????? Chaka I understand..Janet over whitney are they serious.

    • Avi October 18, 2016

      Agreed. Whitney should have gotten in 2010, when she was first eligible (and still alive.) Her debut album was an industry game-changer.

    • pat October 18, 2016

      Whitney had a great voice. A creative and an artist not so much. Janet changed the game as much if not more.

      • Linear October 18, 2016

        Oh please. After Whitney, just about every pop and R&B female tried to emerge after tried to either sing like her, or sing the kind of music she made. Without her, there wouldn’t have been a Mariah…Celine…Beyonce…Christina…etc., etc. Janet didn’t change the game. She just followed in Michael’s footsteps, with production by Jam and Lewis and additional “creativity” by the usually credit denied ex Rene Elizando. If Janet was on stage and the tape suddenly broke, could she continue show with a live mic? If the same thing happened to Whitney, she she could grab a stool, sing acapella to a crowd and probably get an even bigger ovation. Give me TALENT over “creative” any day. But we’re being shallow, Whitney’s first and second albums outsold EVERY Janet album, as did her Bodyguard soundtrack.

      • Danny Beys October 18, 2016

        Whitney AND Janet both changed the game respectively. Whitney opened the door for black female artists to be popstars and also gave a new light to the term diva, the same way Michael did for black people in general. Janet took the black female pop star to a new level with her dancing and creativity. Whitney as stated gave birth to the likes of Mariah, Celine, Beyonce, Mary, and any other vocal powerhouse to follow. With Whitneys s impact , Janet gavee birth to the likes of Britney, also Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Ciara, etc. So while Michael is the indisputable King of Pop, Whitney and Janet are boththe black queens of pop

      • RoyalKev October 18, 2016

        @Danny Bey

        You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth! Janet and Whitney both broke down barriers, yet both stand on opposite ends of the spectrum! Whitney’s voice and stage presence is what captivated everyone, while Janet dominated a stage like no other! They were the blueprint! Why downgrade either one of these forces to make the other stand tall? … They both do! Their impact dates back to ’85 and ’86 for Christ’s sake! Whitney and Janet’s names pop up on most “Unsung” episodes that feature stories on artists that debuted with them desiring to cross over the way that they did, but didn’t for some unfortunate reason! Even Michel’le’s Lifetime biopic name dropped them. Truth of the matter is, following their lead wasn’t an easy task for most! Although these ladies are worlds apart, they’ve manage to make their impact simultaneously. No amount of hate is going to change that fact!

  8. Paulo October 18, 2016

    my intended votes:

    Chaka / Chic / Depeche Mode / JANET <3 / 2Pac

    but for some reason the site keeps crashing. eugh.

  9. Molly October 18, 2016

    No Beyonce..i thought she is your legend?! ???

  10. @Linear October 18, 2016

    Stfu! Yes Janet did change the game. No one took dance seriously in group performances throughout like she did. Her Control album had a different sound altogether. She actually wanted her album to sound like that. And she helped produce and compose it. Her ex husband is a LIAR! He sued Janet for songs that Janet didn’t even get credit on herself. Janet said that he did help, but it wasn’t all like that? HOW? This is the same person that said he didn’t understand the pre-nup that he signed because of his supposed learning disability!

  11. @Linear October 18, 2016

    And one more thing, Janet proved she wrote her songs by dragging Rene on her All For You album and racking up some more #1’s W/O Rene. He does get credit on her Velvet Rope album, but I doubt he had little to nothing to do with the writing because Jimmy Jam said that Janet had all of the songs written before they even created the music to it and some of that stuff was actually about Rene!

    • XoMoDe October 18, 2016

      TVR was the only album he actually received citation for. Both Janet and Jimmy Jam both said that he had been instrumental in co-writing her songs and conceptualizing themes since her Rhythm Nation album. He said that he didn’t want to come off as being overbearing or intrusive, so he allowed himself to not be properly credited for his contributions.

      • Huh? October 18, 2016

        But Rene is credited on Rhythm Nation and Janet thought of that one and the Janet. concept and VR.

  12. Suicide Blonde October 18, 2016

    The competition is strong this year, I mean both Janet and Tupac are competing with musicians like Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addition and Kraftwerk, it’s hard to choose between those legends.

  13. ka October 18, 2016

    I rooting for Janet after they wronged her last yea, 2pac and Chaka long over due like it usually goes with black artist.

  14. Courtney October 18, 2016

    Janet was first among the nominees for induction last year though she’s been eligible since 2008 as her debut album was released in October 1982. 2 Pac just became eligible this year as it’s been 25 years since the release of his debut album ditto for Pearl Jam there are also people from behind the scenes who get inducted each year. some artists have to wait several years to be nominated or inducted for example Stevie Nicks became eligible as a solo artist in 2007 and has yet to be nominated for induction her first album Bella Donna was released July 27th 1981 Hall and Oates is another example of an Artist who waited over a decade after first eligibility they became eligible in 1998 as their first album was released November 12th 1972 in 1998 Stevie was inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac

  15. Cough Cough October 18, 2016

    Janet- PERIOD!

  16. RoyalKev October 18, 2016

    Nice, but I’m not moved! I actually think Janet will get in this time, but it’s lost it’s excitement for me!

    Plays JoJo’s ‘Too little Too late’ …

  17. Patricia October 18, 2016

    Congratulations Janet you first before all the ones that are avting out todsy . You the real Queen .

  18. BoyToy1814 October 19, 2016

    Yaaasss Ms. Janet!!!!! We RN Soldiers gonna work extra hard 2 get her in RockNRoll Hall Of Fame this time!!

  19. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 19, 2016

    Amazing

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