Eminem recalls the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022. He also performed a six-song set that featured other artists Steven Tyler and Ed Sheeran.
Dr. Dre also talked about Eminem when he introduced in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022:
“Undeniable gift. His raw, dark, and humorous lyrics coupled with an impeccable cadence stood out from anything I had ever heard before, and he was hungry. Both of us were. We were two artists in do-or-die situations: he was desperate to find a way to feed his family. And I was searching for something to sink my teeth into creatively.
Each of us was exactly what the other needed and I was willing to bet my entire career on it. Eminem was able to hold up a mirror to White America. While also expressing the pain of living through poverty in dysfunctional families devoid of hope. Eminem brought hip-hop to middle America. And offered kids who looked like him a way to connect to it.”
Eminem also added:
“I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight. Because of a couple of reasons. One of them that I’m a rapper, and this is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there is only a few of us right now that have been inducted in already, but there’s only a few of us. Secondly, I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which kind of sucked. And finally, I had to really fight my way through man to try and break through in this music. And I’m so honored and I’m so grateful that I’m even able to be up here doing hip-hip music, man, because I love it so much,” Eminem added.
“I know this induction is supposed to be me talking about myself and shit man, but fuck that. I would not be here without them. I’m a high school dropout man, with a hip-hop education. And these were my teachers. And it’s their night just as much as it is mine.”
Besides Eminem, other names like Dolly Parton, Judas Priest, Carly Simon, and Duran Duran were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022. The event, which took place in Los Angeles, already aired on HBO on November 19th, 2022.
Here are the all inductee of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022:
- DURAN DURAN — inducted by Robert Downey, Jr. Songs were “Girls on Film,” “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Ordinary World.” Original band member Andy Taylor is battling stage 4 of prostate cancer and was unable to attend.
- JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS (musical excellence) — inducted by Janet Jackson.
- PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRARDO — inducted by Sheryl Crow. Songs were “All Fired Up,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker.”
- JIMMY IOVINE (non-performer) — inducted by Bruce Springsteen.
- ELIZABETH COTTEN (early influence) — video package
- JUDAS PRIEST — inducted by Alice Cooper. Songs were “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” “Breaking the Law” and “Living After Midnight.”
- SYLVIA ROBINSON (non-performer) — video package
- CARLY SIMON — inducted by Sara Bareilles. Songs were “Nobody Does It Better” (by Bareilles) and “You’re So Vain” (by Olivia Rodrigo). Simon was unable to attend.
- ALLEN GRUBMAN (non-performer) — inducted by John Mellencamp.
- HARRY BELAFONTE (early influence) — video package
- LIONEL RICHIE — inducted by Lenny Kravitz. Songs were “Hello,” “Easy” (joined by Dave Grohl) and “All Night Long.”
- EURYTHMICS — inducted by The Edge. Songs were “Would I Lie to You?,” “Missionary Man” and “Sweet Dreams.”
- EMINEM — inducted by Dr. Dre. Songs were “My Name Is,” “Rap God,” “Sing for the Moment” (joined by Steven Tyler), “Stan” (joined by Ed Sheeran), “Forever” and “Not Afraid.”
- DOLLY PARTON — inducted by Pink. Songs were “Coat of Many Colors” (Pink, Brandi Carlisle), “9 to 5” (Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band) and “Rockin’” (Zac Brown Band).
- ALL-STAR JAM — Songs performed by a variety of artists were “Jolene,” “High School Confidential” and “Great Balls of Fire.”
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Full speech of Eminem:
“This shit is crazy. I realize what an honor it is right now for me to be up here tonight, and what a privilege it is to do the music that I love, and the music that basically saved my life. Where would the man, where did Dre go? The man who saved my life, ladies and gentlemen, Dr. motherf-ucking Dre. So I’m going to try to make this as quick and painless as possible. I’m fucking stuttering and shit, I mean Jesus Christ.
So I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight because of a couple of reasons. One of them that I’m a rapper, and this is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there’s only a few of us right now that have been inducted in already, but there’s only a few of us. Secondly, I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which kind of sucked. Hailie, plug your ears: because drugs were fucking delicious, and I thought we had a good thing going man, but I had to go and fuck it all up and take too many. God damn.
OK, so. Hold on, I lost my motherfuckin’ spot. [Eminem’s manager] Paul [Rosenberg], did I say, I said drugs were delicious, right? And finally, I had to really fight my way through man to try and break through in this music, and I’m so honored and I’m so grateful that I’m even able to be up here doing hip-hip music, man, because I love it so much. And they say you won’t work a day if you love your job and shit. This part I’m not crazy about? But, OK.
My musical influences are many, and they say it takes a village to raise a child. Well it took a whole genre and culture to raise me. They say success has many fathers, and that’s definitely true for me. So whatever my impact has been on hip-hop music, I never would have or could have done this shit without some of the groundbreaking artists that I’m about to mention right now.
And this is a list man, I put this list together yesterday. And I kept adding to the shit, adding to the shit, and if I forget anybody, I apologize. But these were my teachers right here:
I’m gonna start with the 2 Live Crew, 2Pac, 3rd Bass, Alliance, Apache, Audio Two — Milk Dee, what up! — Awesome Dre, the Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, Big Pun, Big L, Biz Markie, the Notorious B.I.G. of course, Black Moon, the Boogie Monsters, Brand Nubian, Brother J from X Clan, Buckshot, Casual from Heiroglyphics, Chill Rob G, Chubb Rock, Chuck D and Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, D-Nice, Dana Dane, De La Soul — now I’m about a third of the way done.
“De La Soul, did I say De La Soul? Def Jef, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre of course, Dres from Black Sheep, Ed O.G., EPMD, Fat Boys, Fat Joe, Fu-Schnickens, Gang Starr, Geto Boys, Heavy D, House of Pain, Ice Cube, Ice-T, the Intelligent Hoodlum, JJ Fad, Jaz-O, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Just Ice, K-Solo, Kid & Play: I’m a tenth of the way done. King Sun, King Tee, Kool G Rap, Kool Moe Dee, KRS-One, Kwame, Lakim Shabazz, Large Professor, Leaders of the New School, the one and only LL Cool J — love you bro. Lord Finesse, Lords of the Underground, Mantronix, Masta Ace, MC Breed, MC Lyte, MC Shan, Melle Mel, Merciless Ameer, Mobb Deep, Monie Love, Nas, Newcleus, Onyx, Organized Konfusion, Outkast, Andre 3000, Paris, Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Redhead Kingpin, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, I’m almost done.
Redman, Roxanne Shante, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, Snoop Dogg, Souls of Mischief, Special Ed, Stetsasonic, now I’m all down to the S’s. Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud, the D.O.C., the Roots, Black Thought, the Skinny Boys, Tony D, Too $hort, Treach from Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, U.T.F.O., Whodini, Wise Intelligent and the Poor Righteous Teachers, Wu-Tang Clan and YZ. Those were my rock stars man, and I just want to say, like, those are just a few of the names that I hope will be considered in the future for induction. Because without them, a lot of us wouldn’t be here. I know I wouldn’t.
So that’s all I had to say, man. I know this induction is supposed to be me talking about myself and shit man, but fuck that. I would not be here without them. I’m a high school dropout man, with a hip-hop education, and these were my teachers. And it’s their night just as much as it is mine. So thank you.”