After being the first Hip-Hop artist ever to be honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, LL Cool J has now found himself nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Joining the likes of artists like Nina Simone, Rage Against The Machine and Bon Jovi, the “I’m Bad” rapper is the only MC amongst the 19 artists nominated for the musical honor. That alone should be enough to get him into the HOF.
If you’re wondering why some of your other favorite rappers from the 90’s aren’t on the list, nominees for the current years have to have released a commercial record 25 years prior to the annual ceremony. That being said this year’s crop had to have dropped something no later than 1992.
Congratulations to the Hip-Hop icon and get ready to see a slew of your favorite Hip-Hop legends up to bat in the coming years.
Learn more about the rest of the nominees by following this link.