Eminem It packs just the same amount of hits as any heavy metal band out there – at least that’s what the guy who runs Rock & Roll HOF says… which didn’t go well.
Greg Harris – CEO Hall – He said a lot this week in an interview with Daring …as he discussed the many recruits honored at this year’s ceremony—including, of course, Dolly PartonAnd Lionel RichieAnd Carly Simon and Salim Shady and others.
As he spoke, Harris was singing the praises of everyone – including Priest Judaswho have also been recruited after being scorned twice before – but especially to Mr. Mathers…who described his music as “as hard-hitting and straightforward as any metal song”.
Harris went on to say that Em would be the tenth hip-hop artist to be inducted into the hall – he was the first Grand Master Flash and the Angry Five In ’07 – adding that Slim has been an integral part of the hall for a while now… play dmc And LL Cool G.
In fact, Em helped celebrate the work of hip-hop on the big stage… and he certainly deserves himself, even in his first year of eligibility. Here’s the problem, at least in some people’s minds – Harris seems to be underestimating the effect/importance of the mineral.
Whether Eminem’s music really matches the energy of a traditional song/metal act is up for debate…but what some fanatics hear in his remarks is a disrespect for the genre.
Some argue that this is further illustrated by the fact that the priest of Judas now only gets their flowers…even though they have been eligible for induction for over 20 years now.
front man Rob Halford Recently shout it out The significance of JP’s entry, albeit belatedly, and what it means for bands everywhere…or even the legendary hard rock business in general, many of which were also entered after years of missing the ballot…or unfinished After being recognized at all, like Motorhead or Iron Maiden for example.
Meanwhile, it seems – at least to some, anyway – that Hole voters are eager to recruit certain artists on the spot…which makes it more like a popularity contest than anything else.
Anyway, back to the question posed – is Eminem actually as cruel as a priest??? 🎵