Eminem to Induct Run-DMC Into Rock Hall of Fame
Rapper Eminem will induct Run-DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. The legendary hip-hop group will be among the honorees at the annual event, taking place at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium.
Run-DMC will be only the second rap group to receive the honor usually reserved for musicians in the rock community. The ground breaking Queens, N.Y. based trio (now comprised of two, since the murder of Jam Master Jay) is famous for bringing hip-hop to the forefront of mainstream music. Among their hits include ‘My Adidas’ and the legendary ‘Walk this Way’ collaboration with Aerosmith.
Inductees are voted in by 600 members of the Rock and Roll Foundation and are only eligible 25 years after the release of their first recording. Other inductees include heavy metal band Metallica, and singer Bobby Womack. The ceremony will take place April 4.
Em, a Grammy winning rapper, has been out of the spotlight for over four years. The Detroit native re-emerged after dropping the single ‘Crack A Bottle’ last month. His fourth album, ‘Relapse’ hits stores this May.