The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has released the names of its latest class of inductees, which includes only the second Hip-Hop group to be selected in the organization’s 24-year history.
Run-DMC will be honored this year alongside performers Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, and Bobby Womack.
Other inductees include Bill Black, DJ Fontana, and Spooner Oldham in the “Sidemen” category, and Wanda Jackson in the “Early Influence” category.
“This year’s class of inductees truly represents what the Hall of Fame is all about. From classic artists that began their careers in the 50’s and 60’s to those that have defined the modern sound of rock and roll,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President & CEO Joel Peresman said in a statement. “These artists demonstrate the rich diversity of rock and roll itself. We are proud to honor these artists and celebrate their contribution to rock and roll’s place in our culture.”
Last year Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five became the first hip-hop group to be honored by the Rock Hall of Fame.
To read more about RUN DMC’s induction go to Allhiphop.com.