Why Hip Hop Needs Its Own Hall of Fame (Video)

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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?

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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.

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