The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend. Chuck D held the honor of inducting the rap trio into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“It broke the mold,” said Chuck D. “The Beastie Boys are indeed three bad brothers who made history. They brought a whole new look to rap and hip-hop. They proved that rap could come from any street — not just a few.”
Mike ‘Mike D’ Diamond and Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz were on hand but Adam “MCA” Yauch, who has been battling cancer, was unable to attend. Due to MCA’s absence, plans for the Beastie Boys to perform were scrapped but nevertheless Kid Rock, Travie McCoy and the Roots performed a tribute set.
The ceremony will air May 5th on HBO, but for now how here is footage of Kid Rock and company’s performance below. http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage/js/sb.html5.js
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