Rock and Rap?

Say it ain’t so.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was kick-started by the likes of James Brown, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino and the Everly Brothers, has now inducted its first rap group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Jose Canseco being enshrined in Cooperstown makes more sense.

Even if you choose to overlook rap’s insidious impact on the culture as a paean to crotch-grabbing, misogyny and all manner of dysfunction, there is this:

Shouldn’t the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s criteria include, if not mandate, being able to carry a tune or play an instrument?

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