Monday, September 22

Run DMC nominated for Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame

Congrats to Rev Run, Darryl Mac, and Jam Master Jay (RIP). They are true pioneers of hip-hop. Good to see them get their well deserved shine.

The 1980s rap act, along with Metallica and Bobby Womack are among the nine nominees for next year’s hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday. The other nominees are guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, The Stooges, and disco and R&B group Chic.

Artists become eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single or album. The five leading vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted April 4, 2009, in Cleveland.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five opened the door for rap at the Rock Hall as the first hip-hop act to be inducted in 2007. Run DMC looks to be the second.

Looks like they weren't lying when they claimed to be the "King of Rock"

1 comment:

Cary said...

I think it's awesome that Run DMC is getting recognized for their contributions to rock music! Has anyone ever been to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? I work on behalf of Positively Cleveland, and we're getting the word out about the Rock Hall. I highly encourage all music fans to check it out. You can start on our website: Also go to to enter to win passes to the Rock Hall AND a private tour from the curator!

Hope I haven't overstepped my bounds by leaving this comment; just working to let people know about what Cleveland has to offer! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to Email me :)

Cary A. Andrews
Positively Cleveland