LL Cool J and Jay-Z were among the icons inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was a star studded event to say the least.
None other than Dr. Dre appeared on stage to present Cool J the Musical Excellence Award and gave a heartwarming welcome to the icon.
“Whenever I hear the first album Radio, it immediately transports me back to when I was just getting started as a DJ behind the turntables. I started off practicing mixing and scratching “Rock the Bells” in my garage. And then I took that shit to the club and watched the club go crazy…LL’s body of work contains some of the most diverse hip-hop has ever seen. He became rap’s first pop superstar while staying true to his roots representing Queens, New York,” said Dre.
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) October 31, 2021
After Dre’s speech, LL Cool J was joined by his fan Eminem for a joint performance of ‘Rock the Bells‘ and some members of the audience were lucky enough to catch a glimpse and record a video. Jennifer Lopez also later joined LL Cool J for ‘All I Have‘. Watch the footage below.
Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J pic.twitter.com/8jdnMomudj
— Dr. Bryan McGeary (@BMcgeary) October 31, 2021