After six nominations, LL COOL J will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on October 30.
The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fameinductees were announced on Wednesday (May 12) and included a wide array of musical acts. As indicated on the Rock Hall website, the 13 honorees are divided into four different categories, including Performer Category, Early Influence Award, Musical Excellence Award and Ahmet Ertegun Award. Not only is JAY-Z being inducted under the Performer Category, LL COOL has finally earned his spot in the Musical Excellence category after being nominated six times over the years. The Rock The Bells legend celebrated the news with an Instagram post shortly after the inductees were unveiled. You can do anything you put your mind to, he captioned a photo of the announcement. Thank you. View this post on Instagram A post shared by LL COOL J (@llcoolj) The 2021 Rock Hall class also includes Foo Fighters, The Go-Gos, Todd Rundgren, Carole King and Tina Turner. This diverse class of talented inductees reflects the Halls ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture, John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement. Former Def Jam Recordings executive Lyor Cohen,who worked with LL COOL J early on in his career, should be satisfied. In April, Cohen penned a Billboard op-ed shaming the Rock Hall for shutting LL COOL J out five times. Although Cohen has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board of directors for over 10 years, he explained he was unable to cast a single vote when it came to deciding what artists are enshrined in the hall. Normally thats enough for me, he wrote at the time. This year is different. Im writing not in my official capacity, but as someone whos been down with Hip Hop since the Eighties. I thought it was important to make the case in public for one of this years nominees, my colleague LL COOL J, with whom I worked for years.