Eminem To Induct Run-D.M.C. Into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eminem is scheduled to induct hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month according to the Associated Press.

The famed Queens trio, consisting of Reverend Run, DMC and the late Jam Master Jay, will be only the second rap act to earn a spot in the prestigious club behind Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Em will officially swear the group in on April 4th in Cleveland’s Public Audiorium.

Run-D.M.C. is largely credited as the first major rap act to crossover in to the mainstream with such hits as “My Addidas,” “Run’s House,” “King of Rock,” “It’s Tricky” and “Walk This Way.”

In related news, Em is currenly working on his highly anticipated disc Relapse, the first solo album from the Detroit superstar in over four years Set for release on May 19th, it was recently reported that Em will also be putting out a sequel to the long awaited disc later on in ’09. – Elan Mancini

  • Fireforreal

    Bullshit. Why is Eminem inducting them into the hall of fame? so what he loves hip hop like many other artist’s out before him,but i guess because he’s sold the most albums and has an album about to drop he’s a worthy canidate. In basket ball they had Larry bird induct Magic because they were rivals and friends in the same era. Why not have Dr.dre ? or LL cool J who grew up in the game with them and actually know them. Or another queens cat like Nas who is also a legend and from the same city and grew up listening to them as well. I guess Jimmy Ivoine is writing some nice size checks.

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      SHUT THE FUCK UP ASS HOLE.

      • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

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    • BEZ

      FUCK EMINEM OVERRATED BITCH HE’S ONLY HAD ONE GOOD ALBUM AND THAT INCLUDES ALL OF THAT LYRICIST LOUNGE BULLSHIT. RAPPERS FROM DETROIT ARE FUCKING GARBAGE TOO ASK TRICK TRICK.

      • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

        you must of not heard of royce da 5 9,or black milk, elzhi,etc. u buggin them niggas the truth. n that lyricist lounge shit is classic . u on the other hand dont kno shit bout hip hop. keep listening 2 dat 50 and ross wackest beef shit in hip hop.

  • El Tico Loco

    Why not Grandmaster Flash since he’s in there already?

  • Zulu1925

    Why not Russell Simmons or Rick Rubin?

  • dusty boy

    Who the fuck cares who’s inducting them into the hall of fame. Instead of being happy/proud for Run DMC yall trippin’ off of Em.

    Losers!!!

    Awready

    • Zulu1925

      @ dusty boy

      Eminem is inconsequential to my point. NO ONE ELSE SHOULD EVEN BE CONSIDERED as the inductors of Run-DMC into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame besides their first manager (Russell Simmons) and the founder of Def Jam (Rick Rubin) – not to mention the fact that Russell is Run’s (Joseph Simmons) brother!

      • Supreemwun

        Zulu1925,
        You are correct. Rick Rubin AND Russel Simmons should have been the ones to induct Run-DMC.

      • jburg

        Though i understand what you are saying and yo make a seriously good point, really, WHO GIVE A FUCK? In ten years no one will remember who inducted them in. Its the fact that they are getting in that matters.

    • TheRefriedMexican

      I AGREE MAYNE! THIS IS ABOUT THE KINGS OF ROCK. RUN
      DMC. WHOEVER IS INTRODUCING THEM IS JUST A SMALL FOOTNOTE
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  • Mika

    ^^^ yup !!

  • shone jones

    So what if Em is inducting Run, D and Jay?
    It’s all hip-hop.

    Always having something negative to say about things like this.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn man ya’ll some straight up haters…Run DMC are getting inducted and yall worried about who inducting them…come on the shit is monumental

  • http://xxlmag.com Cal

    Em’s reaching OG status who the fuck’s gonna complain about being inducted by one of the most respectful and respected students of hip hop?!

  • Zulu1925

    This is not a “hate” situation. Think about it this way: Your little brother and his crew are about to get an honor representing a LIFETIME of achievement and you put them on, plus guided them to success. Yet, some other dude who is unaffiliated with your family and who came on the scene almost 15 years later is delivering the speech recognizing their (and YOUR) accomplishments?! GTFOH!! You’re not letting somebody who’s not connected deliver a family member’s eulogy – this is ALMOST as important! This is not anti-Eminem. This is pro-Russell and Rick! With all the work that Rick and Russell have put in for Hip-Hop, they DESERVE to be able to share that moment with their family! Y’all talking ’bout who’s gonna remember – THEY are gonna remember!! And, they should all share in that moment.

    • jburg

      you don’t know if rick and russell even wanted to do it? you don’t really know all the facts that made the decision so how can you be pissed?

      • Zulu1925

        @ jburg

        You are absolutely correct by stating that all of the facts of the selection of presenters are unknown. With that said – short of a personal situation between Run-DMC/Russell/Rick, there should be no question who the IDEAL presenters are. I am not now, nor was I ever, “pissed” about this development. I initially asked a simple question, ‘Why not Russell Simmons or Rick Rubin?’ Afterwards, others commented about Eminem getting hated on or asking ‘Who gives a fuck’ about who the presenter is – like you did. My responses have been in defense of those statements/questions. And, if the Hall of Fame ceremony is truly about honoring the inductee – shouldn’t you produce the best experience for the inductee as possible? Wouldn’t that involve including family/loved ones (or possibly heroes) as much as possible?

  • adrian smith

    hip hop baby eminem doing he thing r.i.p jam master jay sad jay aint there in person when is n.w.a in hall of fame

  • tru predator

    if eminem is overhyped than wtf is lil wayne?not the best ill tell you that.ems sold millons upon millions of albums and has a huge fanbase,and loads of respect from some of the best in the game.get the fuck outta here and give respect where its due.he a lyrical genius and its beeen proven time and time again.one bad album doesnt tarnish his whole career.though i do think it would be more appropriate that some one who helped run dmc pave the way should induct them.ill give yall that

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