The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced today and legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy made the cut! Pioneering producer Quincy Jones and Donna Summer also received career-praising nods from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Next year’s inductees also include Albert King, Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Rush, and Heart.
Public Enemy joins other hip-hop artists in the Hall of Fame, like the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC.
PE front man Chuck D spoke with All Hip Hop about just how much the honor means to the group:
“A group is what we’ve been these past 25 years, 84 countries, 85 tours.” Chuck said.“We are the sum of great individuals who have followed hip-hop’s elemental blueprint necessary to be considered comparable to stand up to the many great [music] genre’s artists. We are seriously thankful and share this achievement with our hip-hop and rap music idiom.”
Unfortunately Donna Summer died earlier this year and will not be able to see her career acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but her induction immortalizes her musical legacy.
The ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013.