On November 5, 2022, Eminem was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame after his first year of eligibility.
Slim Shady celebrated his induction with a career-spanning medley featuring several special guests. The Detroit legend opened the show with brief snippet of his signature 1999 smash, “My Name Is,” before abruptly jumping to 2013’s “Rap God,” with its plethora of lyrical acrobatics.
Eminem then welcomed Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler to the stage, enlisting the frontman to belt the “Dream On” hook that anchors his 2002 The Eminem Show track “Sing for the Moment.” Ed Sheeran was the next guest on stage, who played guitar and sang the hook for “Stan” (the original song samples Dido’s “Thank You”).
As his performance came to an end, Eminem delivered his verse from the 2009 all-star cut “Forever” (which also features Drake, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne), then closed things out with his own 2010 smash, “Not Afraid” from Recovery album.
Prior to his performance, Eminem thanked his myriad hip-hop heroes in his induction speech, where he also touched on the still conspicuous lack of rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It seems, Rock fans are not entirely happy with rapper getting inducted into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as many stormed into the comments of Rock Hall’s Instagram post.
One commented: “The fact Iron Maiden isn’t in but rappers are is just disrespectful.” Other commented: “Putting Eminem in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is like having a rap hall of fame and inducting Willie Nelson.”
Another commented: There is absolutely nothing rock about Eminem. They might as well go all the way and start inducting stand up comedians next. RICHARD PRYOR 2023!!!!!!!!” followed by another comment: “Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Judas Priest; they are a truly Rock Legends. But not this guy…”
One user commented: “Not rock n roll. What’s next for him, the country music hall of fame?” Other one commented: “why are rappers being put into the ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame.”
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