Jay-Z Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame By Obama & Dave Chappelle
Written by B87FM on October 31, 2021
Shortly after LL Cool J received his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, “4:44” rapper Jay-Z additionally took the stage. The daddy of three was inducted by former president Barack Obama and controversial comedian Dave Chapelle throughout a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio this night.
Hov’s introduction video was filled with loads of well-known faces, together with his spouse Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Diddy, Samuel L. Jackson, LeBron James, and extra. Following that got here a pre-recorded message from Obama, who had loads of variety phrases to share about Shawn Carter.
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“I’ve turned to Jay-Z’s phrases at totally different factors in my life, whether or not I used to be brushing dust off my shoulder on the marketing campaign path, or sampling his lyrics on the Edmund Petty’s Bridge on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to Montgomery,” the 60-year-old stated. “Right now, Jay-Z is likely one of the most famous artists in historical past and an embodiment of the American dream, a dream he has helped make actual for different younger folks like him.”
After the previous president’s message, Chappelle took the stage to share a number of phrases. He started his speech by saying, “I want to apologize–I’m simply f*ckin’ with you,” seemingly alluding to the continued drama surrounding his latest Netflix original, The Closer.
“It’s an unimaginable honor to induct this subsequent man into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame. However I would like everyone in rock’n’roll to know, that though you’re honoring him, he’s ours. He’s hip-hop. With no end in sight, and a day,” he informed the viewers, earlier than happening to speak concerning the apparent affect that Jay-Z and others in his league have had on the tradition.
Throughout his speech, Hov paid his dues to the those who helped him develop into the person that he’s at this time. “Shout out to Dame [Dash]; I do know we don’t see eye to eye, however I can by no means erase your accomplishments, and I respect you and thanks for that. And shout out to [Kareem] ‘Biggs’ [Burke]; he’s one of the vital honorable folks I’ve ever met. We created one thing that may in all probability by no means be duplicated.”
See part of the rapper’s speech under, and look out for extra of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremonies after they hit HBO Max on November 20th.