Eminem recently helped welcome rap legend LL Cool J to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today, Shady himself became eligible for induction into the prestigious club. According to the rules for admission, Marshall is officially allowed to be voted in.
According to Eminem News, the rules state that an artist becomes eligible 25 years after the release of their first record. “Infinite” dropped on November 12, 1996. That makes Eminem officially eligible.
The committee also takes influence, contributions to a genre by the artist, and longevity into consideration. Several rappers and rap groups have already been inducted. LL Cool Jay says Shady deserves the honor. He might just be next.
The hip hop wing of the Hall of Fame includes some weighty names. Mr. Mathers would join the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac Shakur, and a litany of other titans of the genre. His name doesn’t seem out of place next to any of them.
It probably won’t take long for voters to select Eminem for the special honor. He’s the most successful rapper in history. Even if it isn’t next year, there is no doubt that he will someday be enshrined among the pantheon of music immortals.
Fans of the rapper have been calling for the release of Eminem’s debut album on streaming services. The album didn’t make much noise after it’s release. His breakthrough album came with “The Slim Shady” LP. From there, he became an actor, producer, and international star.
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