LL Cool J, Beastie Boys Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rap pioneers LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys have both been nominated, yet again, to be inducted for the new class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Both acts were on the ballot in the past, but failed to make it in. In order to become eligible, the artist’s debut album or single had to be released at least 25 years ago. Then a list of 500 musicians and industry professionals make the final decision, set to be announced in December.

Also on this year’s ballot is Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Laura Nyro, Dr. John, the J. Geils Band, Donna Summer, Chic, Darlene Love, Joe Tex and Chuck Willis.

The 26th annual induction ceremony will take place on March 14 at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

So far the only hip-hop acts to be inducted into the Hall was Run D.M.C. in 2009 and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007. —Elan Mancini

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  • Projecthallwaypisser

    No sleep till Brooklyn!!!Bout time for hiphop to get recognized!

  • King

    Fuck the Beastie Boys, punk ass whitebread peckerwood motherfuckers! LL can go in though.

  • projecthallwaypisser

    Fuck King, punk ass RACIST punk mutherfucker! Both can go in…

    • King

      SMH white faggot.

  • The Decatur Dictator

    let’s see….,
    “Rhymin & Stealin”
    “She’s Crafty”
    “Posse in Effect”
    “Slow Ride” “Girls”
    “Fight for Your Right”
    “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
    “Paul Revere”
    “Hold It Now, Hit It”
    “Brass Monkey”
    “Slow and Low”
    “Time to Get Ill” … Dem boyz-Classic material…LL? well, G.O.A.T. Nuff said.

  • chief

    Not sure why King even commented here…guess he was trying to show people how ignorant he is.

  • Donte

    Well white or black dont give a fuck both made classic(momma said..,radio, beastie boys licences, Pauls boutique,and a other do feel like listing all) both repersent hip hop so im happy

  • Q461

    Both the Beasties and LL should be in. The only thing is its the Rock hall of Fame not hip-hop hall of fame. Run DMC prob got the pass cause of songs like King of Rock and the joint with Aerosmith. Beasties were hip-hop, but alot of stuff was fused with a punk rock style too.

    Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi gonna get in before LL and the Beastie Boys.

  • sb

    well i hope they make it this time..especially LL..had a hit album at 16, wrote for run dmc at 14, has been making hit records for 26 years..Come on He’s overdue

  • adrian smith birmingham england

    about time the beastie boys and ll cool j see if them pick not to many hip hop on that list were ice t or dr dre

  • oskamadison

    Both obviously deserve to get in but if it came down to one or the other, The Beasties will get in first. Licensed To Ill and Paul’s Boutique are undisputed classics. If LL don’t get in this year, he definitely will next year.