Run D.M.C. Nominated For Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Legendary rap group Run-D.M.C. was among the nominees announced today for induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The group, consisting of Reverend Run, D.M.C. and the late Jam Master Jay, will face off against eight other nominees including heavy metal band Metallica and female rocker Wanda Jackson. If inducted, the hip-hop icons will become only the second rap act since last year’s inductees Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

In order to be nominated, artists must have released their first single or album at least 25 years prior to the actual nomination; the Queens, New York threesome dropped their first single “Sucker MC’s” in 1983. Along with producing numerous multi-platinum albums, RUN-D.M.C. became the first hip-hop group to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and sign an athletic product endorsement deal with Adidas.

The 24th Annual Induction Ceremony is open to the public and takes place Saturday, April 4 in Cleveland.

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