The Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame has been gradual to acknowledge the contributions made by hip-hop acts. We’re looking on the 10 worst rap snubs within the historical past of the Corridor of Fame.
In line with the Corridor’s guidelines, an artist will be inducted 25 years after the discharge of his/her/their first recording. Utilizing the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 single “Rapper’s Delight” as a measure, hip-hop acts have been eligible since 2004. But it surely wasn’t till 2007, once they opened their doorways to Grandmaster Flash & the Livid 5. Since then, Run-DMC, 2Pac, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and N.W.A. have been inducted (although not with out its share of controversy over whether or not hip-hop acts ought to even be thought-about).
However, in step with most awards establishments, there’ve additionally been some notable snubs, the obvious being LL Cool J. He is been eligible since 2009 — the identical yr that Run-DMC made it — however did not even get nominated till 2013. He’d additionally been on the shortlist in 2016 and 2017 to no avail. The Kennedy Heart honored him in 2017, making him the primary rapper to earn the excellence, however the Corridor has been slow-going in acknowledging LL’s influence, though he has been nominated once more in 2018.
Or how about Eric B. & Rakim, who arguably laid the blueprint for modern-day lyricism? Or MC Lyte, who was the primary feminine to ever launch a solo rap album and stays one of many best lyricists of all-time? Or how about Snoop Dogg, whose prolonged profession—which exhibits no indicators of stopping—has been completed by only some, no matter style?
From these acts to Queen Latifah, the Geto Boys and extra, these are the worst Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame hip-hop snubs ever.
10 Worst Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Rap Snubs