Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell
About three bad brothers you know so well
It started way back in history
With ADROCK, MCA and Me- Mike D…

The opening verse to “Paul Revere” is likely to get a hip-hop head moving and reminiscing about golden ages, legends of Def Jam, and their favorite tracks from Licensed to Ill. Last month Adam Yauch, Michael Diamond, and Adam Hororwitz, collectively known as The Beastie Boys, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Guns N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, songwriter Laura Nyro, The Miracles and others.

Thousands of people packed into Cleveland’s Public Auditorium as the Beastie Boys held it down for hip-hop. It felt pretty epic, especially when you note that only two other hip-hop groups have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five and Run D.M.C.

Rap pioneers Chuck-D and LL Cool J presented the Beastie Boys’ award and shared just how much MCA, Mike D, and ADROCK. And this weekend you can tune in to HBO (May 5th) and catch the presentation and see The Roots, Travie McCoy, and Kid Rock pay tribute to men who gave us “Fight for Your Right,” “Brass Monkey,” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.”

Do you plan on watching?

Do you care if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acknowledges hip-hop?

Which acts would you like to see inducted?

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