Run-DMC among Rock Hall nominees
Legendary hip hop group Run-DMC is among nine nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A panel of 500 music industry professionals will be responsible for narrowing the field to five inductees. Joining Run-DMC on the list of nominees are Metallica, Bobby Womack, Chic, Jeff Beck, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony, The Stooges and War.
A statement made by the Hall of Fame foundation credited Run-DMC with setting the “template for modern hip hop, from their everyday-teenager style to their blazing live shows to a catalogue of classic songs that few rappers have matched.”
The inductees will be announced in January and the ceremony will take place on April 4 in Cleveland, OH. Good luck to Run-DMC and let’s hope the Hall gives hip hop its due respect.
Posted by Mike Denslow at Sep 22, 2008 08:36 PM