There may be a big pimp going down the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In his first year of eligibility, Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z was among the nominees for the Rock Hall Class of 2021, which will be held on Announced Wednesday morning.
If he were included, Hova would be after Tupac Shakur (2017) and the Notorious BIG only the third solo rapper who hangs up his microphone in the RRHOF. (2020) were anchored posthumously.
Following the release of their 10th studio album, « Medicine at Midnight » earlier this month, Foo Fighters also earned a nomination for their first-time nomination – 25 years after an artist’s debut album. If, as expected, the Foos are among the new additions announced in May, this will be second place at the all-timer table for lead singer Dave Grohl, who is already in the exclusive music club with Nirvana.
A long overdue love gets the legendary diva Dionne Warwick – a first-time nomination that has been an option since 1988. No doubt her many Twitter followers will say a little prayer for Aunt Dionne, who turned 80 in December. only one year after her late cousin Whitney Houston to be accepted.
Other newcomers are the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden and the great Nigerian Fela Kuti. Meanwhile, Carole King – who has been a songwriter in the Rockhalle since 1990 – received her first nod as a performer.
King is part of a strong show for female artists that made up seven of 16 nominees this year. Other ladies on the shortlist include Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, and Tina Turner, who – 30 years after being elected half of Ike and Tina Turner in 1991 – drew a Stevie Nicks as the second second actress, who was inducted twice .
But before Turner steps in for the second time, it would be great to see another funk soul queen – Chaka Khan – finally take her rightful place at RRHOF. This is the sixth nomination for the « I Am Any Woman » singer – her third as a solo artist in addition to three with Rufus with Chaka Khan.
Devo, LL Cool J, the New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine and Todd Rundgren a diverse group of acts hoping to be honored when the Fall Induction Ceremony takes place at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. And let’s hope that COVID doesn’t spoil the party this year.
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