“Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame” recording: Eminem thanks a multitude of rappers

On Saturday (November 5th), Eminem was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The rapper was nominated in February 2022 and now the ceremony took place in Los Angeles. Alongside Eminem, rap greats such as Jay-Z, 2Pac and The Notorious BIG have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, with Eminem only the second rap artist after Jay-Z to be honored before his death.

None other than Dr. Dre held the so-called “Induction Speech” for Eminem. The producer looked back on Slim Shady’s career, cracked a few jokes and ended up clarifying the role the rapper played in hip-hop history. “With his incredible wit and wild imagination, he managed to hold up a mirror to white America while also expressing the pain of poverty and broken families without hope. Eminem brought hip hop to Central America and provided a way for kids who looked like him to connect with him,” concluded Dr. Dre.

Eminem himself made it clear in his speech how many other rappers influenced him on his way and thanked Nas, 2Pac, Beastie Boys, The Notorious BIG, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, LL Cool J, Nas, Queen Latifah, Mobb, among others Deep, Snoop Dogg and of course Dr.Dre. All of these people and many more would have ensured his hip-hop education: “I’m a dropout with a hip-hop education and these were my teachers. It’s her night, as is mine.”

Eminem also performed some of his songs, including “Stan,” which he performed in place of Dido with Ed Sheeran. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler took the stage for his song “Sing For The Moment” because Eminem sampled their song “Dream On” for it. In addition, he played songs like “My Name Is” and “Rap God”.

Aside from Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics and Carly Simon have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The official broadcast of the evening is scheduled for November 19th.