Hov is going to the Hall.
Following the nomination process, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2021 class, and once again hip hop has made it. Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Gil Scott Heron, Bill Preston and Kraftwerk are among the class. Jay, Tina, and Foo Fighters are among those inducted into the Performer category, while LL and Billy are among those inducted into the Musical Excellence category.
Notable snubs, however, are Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan, Rage Against The Machine, Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick.
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.
Jay-Z and LL Cool J are the eighth and ninth hip-hop act (and third and fourth solo acts) nominated, respectively. They will now 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 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony goes down Saturday, October 30 at 8pm ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.