the rock and roll hall of fame nominates bad brains for the class of 2017

October 19, 2016

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long been a source of divisiveness in the music community for reasons much like the Grammys, the Oscars, and all awards shows controlled by the industry–often the most deserving artists go overlooked. But this year, in a very surprising, but exciting turn of events, the legendary DC punk band Bad Brains has been nominated for the hall. The Cleveland based museum included Bad Brains in the list of candidates along with names like Janet Jackson, Tupac, and Pearl Jam. H.R., the band’s lead singer, had this to say on Facebook in response to the nomination: “That was a surprise to me! I never thought people cared enough to make us a Hall of Fame nominee. So, thanks a lot! I’m very honored for this privilege to be on the nominee list.” Without bands like Bad Brains, it’s hard to say if AFROPUNK would exist, so we give thanks for their contributions to punk and music culture, an offer congratulations for getting the nomination!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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