This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced, and Run-D.M.C. got the call. About time. Although they'll only be the second hip-hop artist to enter the Hall (after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007), Run-D.M.C. arguably had more of an impact on the music world -- and beyond -- than any other group in the last 25 years.
This also gives me a chance to post one of my favorite songs/music videos. Behold, the genius of "It's Like That."
The other 2009 inductees, if you care, are Metallica, Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony & the Imperials. Still mad at Metallica for making my illegal music downloads, well, even more illegal. Intellectual property rights, schmintellectual property rights. Jerks.