LL Cool J & Jay-Z Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


It was a monumental night for the Hip Hop as the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inducted two titans. Rhyme masters LL Cool J and JAY-Z were shown one of the highest honors possible in popular music as they were officially inducted into the 2021 class of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

JAY-Z was inducted by former President Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle. Kicking off his speech, Jay-Z said, “When thinking about what I was going to say tonight, these heroes just kept coming to my mind, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One and Chuck D, and, of course, a fellow inductee, LL Cool J. I watch these guys, and they have big gold chains and leather and sometimes even the red, black, green medallions and whatever they wore, everybody would wear the next day. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be like those guys.’ And so I set out on my journey”.

LL COOL J took the stage for his performance, he was soon joined by Eminem for his 1985 Radio classic “Rock The Bells,” while Jennifer Lopez contributed to a live rendition of their 2002 collaboration, “All I Have.” During his acceptance speech, LL COOL J, who has been nominated six times in the past, thanked “all of the people who voted for LL to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame year after year.

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