Chuck D Says LL Cool J Deserves To Be In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Before 2Pac
Chuck D has been in the rap game a long time. So it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about the music industry.
Last night (Oct. 20), the Public Enemy frontman took to Twitter to voice his opinion about 2Pac being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and said that Pac shouldn't be inducted before LL Cool J.
The Queens rapper was nominated himself back in 2013 with Public Enemy, but while P.E. was inducted in 2014, LL has yet to make the final cut. Other hip-hop artists in the Hall include Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys and N.W.A joined the elite group as of last year. 2Pac was announced as a nominee for the class of 2017.
In response to the news, Chuck tweeted, "Got forever love for PAC BUT there AINT a solo rap act that should get in the RRHOF before @llcoolj I don't care about what naysayers think."
Some of his fans and followers questioned his argument and Chuck was glad to explain his reasonings and engage in the conversation.
"I come with facts that'll break ya gdamn back. Been around HipHop 40 years 105 countries 7 continents & seas & I aint ever been drunk."
He continued, "When @llcoolj entered the rap game there was NOTHING close to the blizzard he came in the game with. 1 dude rearranged records and performance."
LL debuted as a teenage rap phenomenon in the mid-80s and would go on to become the biggest solo hip-hop star of that decade. He would continue to drop platinum-selling albums and hit singles throughout the 1990s and early 2000s and won Grammys on the road to also becoming an accomplished actor in television and film.
Maybe next year, LL!