With the 2014 Nominating Class due for an unveiling any day now, expect to see LL Cool J, Eric B & Rakim and others to make the list again.
Loren Kajikawa, an Assistant Professor in Musicology at the University of Oregon and a scholar in the Hip-Hop field, will address this topic as well as the pioneering work of DJ's and MC's that preceded Rap and Hip-Hop as we know it today with a lecture this Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7pm in the Rock Hall's Foster Theater.
The event is free or you can reserve a seat online by going to the Rock Hall's ticket site.
The Hip-Hop/Rap movement achieved widespread notoriety in 1979 when the SugarHill Gang released "Rapper's Delight", a multi-platinum single with the opening lyric: "I said a hip hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip-hip-hop and you don't stop". Part of the song was sampled from Chic's "Good Times".
Its recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of all-time.