Hip hop veteran turned actor LL Cool J has been nominated again for entry into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame after being passed over in 2009, his first year of eligibility.
The Hall of Fame nominations list were released this morning and include such black music luminaries as disco queen Donna Summer, soul singer Joe Tex, girl-group singer Darlene Love, pioneering R&B singer Chuck Willis, and the legendary disco/funk band Chic.
Also on the ballot for this year are The Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Laura Nyro, Donovan, Dr. John, and The J. Geils Band.
Artists are eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first single or album. Over 500 music industry professionals vote on the nominees. Winners will be announced in December, with the induction ceremony to happen on March 14, 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Source: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame