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N.W.A. will have another crack at getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  For the third consecutive year the rap group is among the acts under consideration for induction into the hall. 

The nomination comes as N.W.A.'s rise from the streets of Compton, California is being chronicled in the upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, which will arrive next August. 

Joining N.W.A. on the list of potential inductees is now nine-time nominee Chic, whose disco hits have frequently found their ways into hip-hop songs as samples.  Most notably is their hit "Good Times," which was used in The Sugarhill Gang's classic "Rapper's Delight." 

Among the other nominees for next year's hall of fame are Bill Withers, War, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, Sting and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  

Fans can cast their votes for nominees through the Rock Hall, Rolling Stone and USA Today websites.  The top five fan-voted acts will go on a fan ballot that will count as a single vote towards the induction selection.  The rest of the voting body is comprised of industry professionals.