Following Eminem’s selection as a 2022 inductee, the CEO of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame compared his music to metal tracks.
Eminem is one of eight musicians who will be accepted to the institution later this year, including Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Judas Priest, Lionel Richie, Cara Simon, and Pat Benatar.
CEO Greg Harris discussed the rapper’s inclusion in the class of 2022 and hip-hop’s role in the Rock Hall in a recent interview with Audacy. He mentioned that people have been asking him about hip-hop for a long time. He is the eighth artist in the category.
However, when you listen to his music, you’ll notice that it’s just as hard-hitting and direct as any metal song. It’s right next to you. It’s a crushing hit with a message. He’s in his first year of eligibility, so this is a significant message.