According to Chuck D, LL Cool J Should Be in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame Before Tupac

According to Chuck D, LL Cool J Should Be in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame Before Tupac

Does he have a point?

Published October 24th

There’s no doubt that Tupac’s nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was big for hip-hop.

Just after the 20th anniversary of the West Coast legend’s death, hip-hop pioneer Chuck D says he agrees with the induction, but looks at all this through a different lens. The Public Enemy emcee took to Twitter and said ‘Pac’s potential induction should come after an LL Cool J entry.

“Got forever love for PAC BUT there AINT a solo rap act that should get in the RRHOF before @llcoolj I Dont care about what naysayers think,” he tweeted. “When @llcoolj entered the rap game there was NOTHING close to the blizzard he came in the game with.1 dude rearranged records & performance.”

The social media site exploded with others claiming Pac’s influence on the culture greater than LL’s. Chuck argued that point by saying LL made room for the possibility of a Tupac Shakur to make the impact he did.

Tupac was just among a bunch of acts up for induction. Janet Jackson, Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction and Joan Baez were all nominated by the Rock Hall earlier this month.

Check out Chuck D’s tweets about Tupac’s Rock HOF induction below.

Written by Paul Meara

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