Benzino Accuses Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For Eminem Induction
According to reports, the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta alum isn’t overjoyed with the news. Benzino attacked the Rock Hall on Twitter on Wednesday (May 4) for disregarding Black Hip Hop musicians that paved the path for Eminem to stroll down the red carpet.
“Rock and roll hall of fame is just like the Grammy’s,” he said. “They have no respect for our culture, Black or Hip Hop and if you don’t agree, you’re racist, period point blank.”
Someone at Rolling Stone shared this sentiment, stating in another tweet, “Eminem has now been inducted to the Rock and Roll of Fame before countless Black hip-hop pioneers who paved the way for his success. What message does that send?”
Benzino Questioned Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
“So where’s Nas, Eric B. and RAKIM, Kool Moe D, EPMD, Fearless Four, Fat Boyz, Lauren Hill, Little Kim, OutKast and 100s other Black rappers?? GTFOH.” Benzino quoted the tweet.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 were the first pioneering rap group to get inducted into the Rock Hall in 2007. They are often credited as the forefathers of conscious Hip Hop. In 2009, Run-DMC got honored, and the Beastie Boys got honored in 2012, shortly after MCA died of cancer.
N.W.A. got admitted in 2016, 2Pac in 2017, The Notorious B.I.G. in 2020, JAY-Z in 2021, and Eminem in 2022, bringing the total number of Hip Hop acts honored to nine in the Rock Hall’s 36-year existence.
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