Without a DOUBT!!! They were innovators and their music transcends. I'm not a fan of rap, but theirs is an entirely different genre with a style so unique...so of course they deserve to be there.
I think they do. They seem to be pretty individual, as well as popular. I can see their influence on some music that has come forth since.
The hall of fame is about more than being popular, it is about making a real mark on the industry.
You've got to fight, for your right, toooo party!
yeah they do
I'm say no, but I'd be open to arguments why they should be. Personally I felt they were just rich white boys ripping off black music and didn't really innovate anything.
There's a good case to be made for it: they released the first rap album to to go #1 on the Billboard album chart. Along with LL Cool J they were among the first acts to get published through Def Jam Records.
Hell yeah they do...but IMO it should be called the Music Hall of Fame...not Rock. That term is so "dated".
Oh yeah. I think I know why they chose them though. It was to appease MTV - seriously. A couple of years ago when they inducted Neil Diamond, MTV made a big deal out of it because they said that he was not worthy. Their problem is that Neil, and many others, did not need MTV promotion to make them a star. Those people did it with talent, not antics.
I don't even know what the criteria is to be inducted.
it's a lot of nonsense anyway.