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Eminem has already earned countless accolades throughout his storied career, but now he’ll be enshrined among music legends. The inimitable Detroit rapper will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a part of its incoming 2022 class.
The inductees were announced on Wednesday (May 4) by Rock & Roll Chairman John Sykes. Sykes congratulated each artist and commented on how influential and vital these artists’ work is. Dozens of rappers today, from Logic to Kendrick Lamar, have credited Eminem as an influence on their work and more in the future are sure to follow in their footsteps.
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll. Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Eminem will be joined by follow 2022 class members Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and many more. Unfortunately, fellow rap legends A Tribe Called Quest was not honored this time though they still can potentially join the hall during next year’s ballot. Eminem is the newest rapper to grace the hall since last year’s induction of Jay Z and LL Cool J.
Watch the full 2022 Inductee Announcement below and check out the hall’s website for more information
￼Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest among 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees
The nominees for the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and with it, a new slew of rap nominees to potentially join music’s elites.
To little surprise, Eminem was nominated to the HOF in his first year of eligibility. According to the foundation’s guidelines, an artist is first eligible 25 years after their debut single or project.
Both artists have continued to innovate and top the charts throughout their storied careers. Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By (2020) was one of the top-selling albums of that year while Tribe’s final album We got it from Here …. Thank You 4 Your Service was one of the most-acclaimed albums of 2016.
If inducted, Em and Tribe would join the ranks of past hip-hip inductees Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A, 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.Just last year, legends LL Cool J and New York’s Jay Z were both inducted into the prestigious institution.
This year’s ballot also includes music legends like Dolly Parton, Fela Kuti, Judas Priest, Lionel Richie, Kate Bush, Beck, Devo, and more. Eminem and the remaining members of A Tribe Called Quest will know if they will be headed to Cleveland when the inductees are announced in May.
Before his potential induction, Eminem will be joining some of hip-hop’s greatest artists when he performs at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show next weekend.