On this day in Hip-Hop history, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five were inducted into the R&R HoF.
On this day in 2007, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jay Z introduced the New York group who helped pioneer hip-hop making them the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They performed a medley of their hits including "The Message" and "White Lines." The group was inducted alongside R.E.M., the Ronettes, Patti Smith, and Van Halen.
Also on this day...
1983 - Run-D.M.C. released their debut single "It's Like That" on Profile.
1989 - The Ghetto Boys (Geto Boys) released their second studio album Grip It! On That Other Level on Rap-A-Lot Records.
1991 - Boogie Down Productions released their fifth album Live Hardcore Worldwide on Jive.
1993 - Universal Pictures released the hip-hop satirical film CB4 in US theaters.
2013 - Rich Gang released the single "Tapout" on Cash Money.