This is actually really dope to see.
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced their 2021 nominees, and the visitors of the DopeHouse will be excited to see that Jay-Z, LL Cool J and Mary J Blige are among the selections this year.
Other nominees are Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, Dionne Warwick, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, and Todd Rundgren.
To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. In other words, Jay-Z became a nominee in his very first year of eligibility, with his debut album Reasonable Doubt turning 25 on June 25.
Fans of the artists can once again participate in the induction selection process. Through April 30, fans can vote every day at the Hall of Fame’s site or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to pick the 2021 inductees.
If selected, Jay-Z and LL Cool J would be the eighth and ninth hip-hop act (and third and fourth solo acts) nominated. They would follow The Notorious B.I.G (2020), 2Pac (2017), N.W.A. (2016), Public Enemy (2012), The Beastie Boys (2012), Run DMC (2009) and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (2007).
The inductees will be announced in May.