Hip-Hop legend makes history as first female rapper in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.06 - 2023 7:38 AM CET

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Missy Elliott Makes History as First Female Rapper in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"

In a landmark moment for the music industry, Missy Elliott has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, marking her as the first female rapper ever to achieve this honor.

The prestigious ceremony, which took place over the weekend, saw Elliott join the ranks of some of the most influential artists in music history.

Missy Elliott's induction is a significant milestone, especially considering the Hall of Fame's history of honoring male hip-hop artists such as Eminem, N.W.A., Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, and Jay Z. This recognition by the Hall of Fame, as reported by Pitchfork, underscores Elliott's groundbreaking impact on the music industry.

To celebrate her induction, Elliott delivered a high-energy performance at the award show, thrilling the audience with a medley of her greatest hits.

Her dynamic presence on stage was a fitting tribute to her groundbreaking career and influence in the music world.

Alongside Elliott, several other notable artists were inducted this year, including legends like Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, and George Michael.

The list also features Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, DJ Kool Herc, Link Wray, Chaka Khan, Al Kooper, Bernie Taupin, Don Cornelius, and The Spinners, all of whom have now secured their place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

In conjunction with the ceremony, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame released special portrait videos of Missy Elliott, George Michael, and Kate Bush, offering an in-depth look at their careers and contributions to music.

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