Eric B. & Rakim And The Beastie Boys Receive Rock And Roll HOF Nod

Rakim, the definition of an MC, and his one-time partner in crime, Eric B. will be in Cleveland along with the Beastie Boys April 14. While they won’t be rocking the crowd, they will be competing for a spot in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

This serves as Rakim and Eric B.’s first year of eligibility. How does one become eligible for a RnR HOF nomination? Well, for one they must be dope for a long period of time. You know, that timeless material. To be specific, a musician becomes eligible 25 years after their debut album or single.

The only other RnR HOF hip-hop inductees are Run-DMC and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. 

Congrats to Rakim, Eric B., Mike D., MCA and Ad-Rock. We hope you all make it in.

Written by Jasmina Cuevas

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