Yesterday it was announced that N.W.A. and LL Cool J were among the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. While it’s not a slam dunk that they will make it, it’s still a major accomplishment for a hip-hop act.
Currently, the only hip-hop acts in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame are Public Enemy, Run DMC, Beatie Boys and Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5. Overtime, we will see more names like Nas and Jay Z get nominated and accepted into the hall. What about the many acts that have impacted hip-hop overtime, but weren’t big enough names to really break through the mainstream. How will they have their accomplishments remembered?
The only way for that to really happen is for their to be a Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame. I’m not the only one who agrees with this thought. Charles W. Johnson penned a great piece about the need for a Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame.
Read his piece here. Watch a moment in hip-ho history below as Harry Belafonte inducts Public Enemy into the hall.