Brooklyn we go hard! A year after the late great, The Notorious B.I.G. became just the seventh Hip-Hop/Rap act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As well as only the second solo act to do so. He will be joined by his very good friend and frequent collaborator, as well as fellow BK-bred emcee, JAY-Z.
Not only is Jay being inducted, but so is fellow Def Jam Recordings great. Who is another one of Hip-Hop’s greatest of all-time emcees, LL Cool J. Making it a huge day for Hip-Hop to have not only two of the greatest emcees of all-time set to be inducted. But this will also mark the first time two solo Hip-Hop/Rap acts have been inducted in the same year. Former one-time rivals, as well as friends Biggie and Tupac Shakur. The only other solo Hip-Hop/Rap acts to have the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For Jay-Z, who was already inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame four years ago. He will be getting in on his first year as a nominee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Making him set to be the only Hip-Hop/Rap act in both distinguished Hall of Fame’s. While LL, who is one of Hip-Hop and Def Jam’s pioneers. Should’ve already been in the Rock Hall of Fame. Getting in on this his sixth nomination. As he was previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2019.
This years class of 2011. Is one of the most diverse and inclusive classes for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet too. That will also see Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Gil Scott-Heron and Randy Rhoads. Among some of the more notable names. With a full list of all this year’s inductees listed on the flyer at the top.
Like in previous years SiriusXM will simultaneously broadcast the ceremony live. While it takes place on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. With an actual broadcast of the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame set to air on HBO and stream on HBO Max at a later to be determined date.