Eric B. & Rakim To Be Inducted Into Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Two Hip Hop icons are recognized by their hometown, after previous awards have gone to Run-DMC, LL Cool J and Public Enemy.

Legendary 1980s and early 1990s duo Eric B. & Rakim will be the latest Hip Hop act inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on November 16 at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.

Past inductees include Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. In related news, LL Cool J is nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.

While Rakim was from Long Island's Wyandanch, Eric B. originally hailed from Queens. Together, the duo was among the acts leading the charge in Long Island's Hip Hop representation, with four albums released between 1987 and 1992, prompting hits such as "Paid In Full," "Eric B Is President" and "Microphone Fiend." In the early '90s, the two would split over creative and financial differences, both going on to record solo albums.

To date, Eric B. & Rakim have not reunited in the last 17 years. However, both are said to be attending the induction.

7 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Well personally Kool Keith should be next! People are so sleep on dude its ridiculous! Ultra Magnetic

  • wrr

    Wtf is the Long Island Music Hall of Fame? Lol.

    • Lin Que

      ^^ Yo cosign I never heard LL or Busta saying they from Long Island.

    • Long Island IS HIP HOP!

      You must be a 12 year old Lil Wayne fan, or have a Wacka Flocka hair doll at home or something...Long Island BIRTHED hip hop culture...Rakim, De La Soul, Keith Murray, EPMD, Public Enemy...LL Cool J, Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Busta Rhymes wont admit they're from here but they are (Bay Shore, Hempstead and Uniondale respectively)...underground lives on LI too with RA The Rugged Man (Biggie said he's the was the greatest rapper ever), Aesop Rock... And the LI Music Hall Of Fame celebrates that and more... Now go to bed, it's past your bedtime little girl...

  • gdiggedy

    Nice! EPMD & De La should be next up.

  • Anonymous

    i respect them 100% real hip hop ledgends Duce Rivas Brain Pollution Episode 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZiWe3i7Ato

  • Curtis75Black

    Good for them !!

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