Legendary Hip-Hop duo, Eric B. & Rakim are among 15 groups who have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame class of 2012.
Among nominations announced by the Hall on Tuesday include Gun N’ Roses, Joan Jett, and The Cure, along with previous nominees the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and War.
The nominees were chosen by the 40 members of the hall’s nominating committee, consisting of critics and musicologists.
Induction ballots will be sent to and voted on by 500 critics, industry professionals and musicians, in which five acts will be inducted and announced in November.
Artists are not eligible for the Rock and Roll hall of fame until 25 years after their debut single or album. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Run-DMC are the only Hip-Hop acts that have been inducted into the hall of fame.
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