JAY-Z, LL Cool J Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Can’t knock the phenomenon.
Two of hip hop GOATS have been inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
On Wednesday (May 12), the committee announced the 2021 class which includes JAY-Z and LL Cool J. JAY-Z is inducted in his first year of eligibility, while LL Cool J is admitted after being previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, and 2019.
JAY is among the acts in the Performer Category including Tina Tuner, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, while LL joins Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads in the Musical Excellence Award category. Other inductees in the 2021 class include Gil Scott-Heron, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Clarence Avant, Kraftwerk, and Charley Patton.
For eligibility, a musical artist or band must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The nominees are selected through ballots by an international committee and then open to the public for voting.
The 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST and then air on HBO and stream on HBO Max at a later date.