Hip-Hop has long been the sad clown of music, so its no wonder that in 2007 we are finally getting our first entrants into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The legendary Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, after being passed over for induction the past two years, have been selected as one of five acts to make the Hall in 2007.

DJ Grandmaster Flash, one of the godfathers of hip-hop, and his crew of legendary emcee Melle Mel, Kid Creole, Scorpio, Rahiem and the late Cowboy, made platinum hits such as the oft-imitated The Messege and White Lines (Don’t Do It).

The induction ceremony will take place on March 12th at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Other inductees this year include R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith and The Ronettes.