Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ‘s annual list of “newcomers” has once again been a source of heated debate for die-hard rock fans . In 2022, another rapper was added to the star names, among others – Eminem . Marshall Mathers will attend the November Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. A year earlier, he had already taken the stage during the winning performance of another hip-hop idol, LL Cool J.
It is worth noting that Eminem managed to join the ranks of the “greatest rockers” on the first try, which many classics of the genre still cannot boast of. According to the organization’s rules, Slim Shady was eligible to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as soon as his debut album “Infinite” turned 25 years old. In “Class of 2022”, his name will be side by side with Duran Duran , Dolly Parton , Eurythmics , Lionel Richie , Carly Simon , Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo .
As you know, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has long ceased to comply with the genre framework, guided only by the criteria for the influence of performers. The losers to Eminem and this year’s nominees included Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, MC5 and Dionne Warwick.
Originally published at celebrityinsider.org