Rock Hall of Fame Welcomes RUN-DMC

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Need a break from all the 'economy going to hell' stories? We did this morning and were glad to have this tribute to RUN D-M-C on Morning Edition today. The band is not the first rap band to get into the hall (that was Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), but they are the first from Hollis, Queens!

Enjoy NPR's look back at the groundbreaking band.

Here's who else is getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year:

Performing Inductees:
Jeff Beck
Little Anthony & the Imperials
Metallica
Run-D.M.C.
Bobby Womack

Early Influence Category Inductee:
Wanda Jackson

Sidemen Category Inductees:
Bill Black
DJ Fontana
Spooner Oldham