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Eminem inducting Run-DMC into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eminem will induct Run DMC at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this evening, Saturday 4th April.  The ceremony will be covered live by Fuse TV at 9pm. Twenty-one years after its first class of inductees, the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame finally remedied its most glaring omission in 2007.

Two years ago, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first rap group inducted. Since then, voters appear to be making up for lost time, tabbing Run-DMC to join Metallica, Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials and Bobby Womack in this year’s crop of honorees. 

The choice of the crew from Hollis, was Run DMC. Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell ushered in the new school of rap with their 1983 debut, “It’s Like That/Sucka MCs,” and never looked back.

Dropping three albums in three years (“Run D.M.C.,” “King of Rock” and “Raising Hell”),  Run-DMC altered the genre’s sense of fashion and fusion. Eminem gets the honor of inducting the tougher-than-leather trio during the ceremony, which is slated to air live on Fuse TV on Saturday at 9 p.m  LA Time.

Watch the video for Run DMC's 'It's Like That' below: