LL Cool J Nominated for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class
LL Cool J’s taste-making career has long earned him a place in the hip-hop history books. However, 2019 could be the year his legacy is cemented in yet another impressive historic institution: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday (Oct. 9) the nominees for the class of 2019 were announced, with LL Cool J, a returning nominee, being joined by a mixture of new and old candidates.
According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s official announcement, LL Cool J has officially been nominated for voting consideration alongside the likes of Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, The Cure and The Zombies.
The 2019 class marks the fourth time both LL Cool J and Kraftwerk have been nominated for possible induction. Previously, the rap veteran has been considered for the classes of 2010, 2011 and 2018, but did not garner enough votes needed for entry.
Fans interested in casting a vote can do so via Rockhall.com through December 9. Inductees will be announced in December and the 2019 induction ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 29.
Earlier this year, LL Cool J launched his own classic hip-hop radio channel, Rock The Bells, on SiriusXM, catering toward the OGs and celebrating the genre-defining acts that paved the way for hip-hop to evolve into the leading culture it is today.
Best of luck to LL Cool J this time around!
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