DJ Premier thanks Eminem for shouting out Gang Starr during Rock Hall induction speech

Image: DJ Premier & Eminem

On Saturday night November 5, 2022, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2022 class in grand fashion at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Inductees included Eminem, Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon. Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis have also joined the Rock Hall with the “award for musical excellence.”

In his acceptance speech, Eminem thanked more than 100 hip-hop acts for being his influences, including Gang Starr, a duo that consists legendary DJ Premier and Guru. Gang Starr was at its height from the year 1989 to 2003, and are considered one of the best MC-and-producer duos in the history of rap. They are recognized for being one of the pioneers of jazz rap.

In is latest Twitter post, Preemo shared the clip where Slim Shady shouts out Gang Starr and thanked him for including Brooklyn, New York-based duo in his long list of influences during his induction speech: “Thanks Eminem for including Gang Starr in your acceptance speech at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction. To be mentioned along so many historic greats let’s us know we did it right and touched so many lives. Continue to be great. R.I.P. GURU.”

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