For music artists, one of the greatest honors is to be inducted into Cleveland’s hallowed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While only a scant few Hip-Hop acts have been entered into the hall, West Coast legends N.W.A. (N-ggaz With Attitude) and pioneering Queens rapper LL Cool J are among the nominees for the 2014 class.
The hall of fame nominees were announced yesterday (Oct. 16) abd features a number of first-time nominees, with Seattle grunge band Nirvana, R&B crooners Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gabriel. This isn’t the first nomination for both N.W.A. or LL Cool J, and their inclusion hinges on the decision of 600 voters. The inductees will be listed in December of this year, with the actual ceremony taking place next April. HBO will air the event in a special in May.
If N.W.A. and LL Cool J make the list, they will join Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. LL, enjoying a great career away from music as an actor, hasn’t been included among the nominees for some time. KISS, The Meters, Cat Stevens, and Chic are among other repeat nominees vying for one of the coveted induction spots.
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