Eminem is part of the Rock Hall class of 2022 inductees, along with Pat Benetar, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and others. Although he’s known musically as a rapper, Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris says his music is as “hard hitting” as metal is. The Rock Hall has been criticized for years over its inclusion of artists that don’t necessarily fall under the “rock ‘n’ roll” umbrella.
The Rock Hall’s CEO went on to say ” A lot of years people asked about hip hop. He’s the 10th artist to be sort of categorized that way. But you listen to his music, it is as hard hitting and straight ahead as any metal song, it’s right there. It’s a chest punch with a message and with a power and with a rhythm and with a band.”
Eminem’s impact has been so profound that the word “stan” was added to Merrian-Webster’s dictionary back in 2019 to describe “an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan.” The term came from his 2000 hit song of the same name, which told the story of an obsessive superfan.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2022 induction ceremony will take place Nov. 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Look for the “chest bump” here. Eminem – Sing for the Moment Courtesy:YouTube