Eminem to Induct Run-DMC at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On April 4, superstar Eminem will induct Hip-Hop icons Run-DMC into Clevelands Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Eminems participation was announced via a press release from the ceremonys organizers.
Although recognized as one of the biggest acts in Hip-Hop history, Run-DMC has also been acclaimed for fusing the culture with rock music.
Their 1985 album Kings of Rock earned them that unofficial moniker courtesy of the seminal title track, and Can You Rock It Like This.
The former earned the group regular video rotation on the then Hip-Hop reluctant MTV.
The clip showcased the rebellious trio wrecking a mock representation of a Rock and Roll museum, which visually emphasized their desire to destroy the genre barriers in popular music.
The following year, Run-DMC would further cement their music legacy courtesy of their classic collaboration with Aerosmith, Walk This Way.
The remake of Aerosmiths 1975 original became Hip-Hops first Top 5 single, and laid the blueprint for future rock-rap hybrid acts in Faith No More, Korn, and Limp Bizkit.
Joining Eminem as presenters will be Jimmy Page, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, and soul legend Smokey Robinson.
The Detroit emcee is tentatively set to release his long-awaited sixth album, Relapse, on May 19.