“Three Kings…”

By: 09.25.08  •  41 Comments

Nice week to be considered old school I guess. First PE gets crowned #1 by VH-1 and now the Kings from Queens stand a good chance @ making it into the Rock Hall Of Fame.

“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. Now, Run-D.M.C., nominated in the first year of its eligibility, has the chance to follow on the strength of rock and rap blends such as the 1986 cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” and classics like “It’s Tricky” and “My Adidas.”

“The big thing they did is took hip-hop more into the mainstream,” said Jim Henke, chief curator of the hall of fame and a member of the nominating committee. “They did combine a lot of rock elements. As far as hip-hop groups go, they’re certainly right there at the top.”

Rap is getting older. But what it’s getting more of is respect as a true form of art & influence.

Thanks to those who paved the way.

Run-D.M.C., Metallica Nominated For Rock Hall [MSNBC]

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