Cleveland, OH – The shortlist of nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is right here and — for a fifth time — legendary MC LL Cool J is up for induction.

As the primary Hip Hop artist to win the distinguished Kennedy Center Honor final 12 months, it’s now as much as the 1000 member voting physique to finally resolve if he’ll develop into the seventh Hip Hop act to be inducted into the Rock Hall.

Past inductees embody Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, N.W.A, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and the late Tupac Shakur.

LL’s roots run deep within the basis of the tradition as an MC, actor and mogul whose legacy spans over 30 years. Ladies Love Cool James was one of many first acts signed to Def Jam Recordings and helped usher Hip Hop into the mainstream throughout quite a few mediums. With over 13 studio albums underneath his belt, he’s morphed and advanced together with the tradition.

Other artists nominated this 12 months embody Janet Jackson, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Kraftwerk. 

The induction ceremony is scheduled for March 29, 2019 on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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