News: Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz Questions LL Cool J Hall Of Fame Snub
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 10:25AM
Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has spoken out about LL Cool J being snubbed for a chance to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.
Writing via his Twitter page, Ortiz gave the self-proclaimed "G.O.A.T." respect for being a humble rap veteran.
"how they not let LL cool J in the rock n roll hall of fame yet?," he asked Wednesday (December 16) night. "LL cool J is one of the first rappers that ever reached out to give me encouragement early on. He didnt even know me just a good dude. @menima27 not many at all. Alot of arrogant assholes in this biz. I got stories yall." (Joell Ortiz's Twitter)
Former XXL Magazine Editor In Chief Elliot Wilson has also let his voice be heard on LL's missed spot.
"F*ck the stats. I can't believe the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame chose to not induct him," he wrote on his website. "Last year, you put [Run-DMC] in and now you front on LL? The man who designed the blueprint of what a solo hip-hop star could be. This is beyond my comprehension. Disrespectful. So so so disrespectful. This is his first year of eligibility so I'm sure this will be rectified soon but still the moment's ruined. If I was Todd, I'd tell 'em to kiss my black a**. You only get a first time to do the right thing." (Rap Radar)
According to reports, LL was one of many first-time initial inductees not to make the final list earlier this week.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2010 runs the gamut from the progenitors of bloody-knuckle punk rock, the Stooges, to the group that made candy-colored disco sing-alongs a worldwide obsession, ABBA. Among the nominees not making the list this time around were first-timers LL Cool J, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss and singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. Some repeat nominees also got left off again, including disco queen Donna Summer and girl-group icons Darlene Love and the Chantels. (MTV)
The rapper-turned-movie star made headlines earlier this fall with his nomination.
The list of possible inductees at next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony has been announced and includes LL Cool J, the Chili Peppers, Kiss, ABBA, Genesis, the Stooges, and reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. Rounding out the list of a dozen music stars are the Hollies, Donna Summer, Darlene Love, the Chantels and Laura Nyro. (Entertainment Weekly)
The induction is set to take place next March.
Five of the nominees will be announced as inductees in January, with the induction ceremony taking place March 15 at the Waldorf-Astoria, according to a statement from the Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To be eligible for nomination, an act had to have released its first single or album at least 25 years before the year of nomination - or this year, no later than 1984. (Newsday)
Look down below for a recent Joell Ortiz interview: