This past weekend has been a legendary one in hip-hop history. On Sunday (October 30), hip-hop legends LL COOL J and JAY-Z were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their contributions to hip-hop music and popular culture.
Eminem, Jenifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Dave Chapelle, Chuck D, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5’s Scorpio were among the many notable names in attendance in Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse building.
One of the highlights of the night came behind the scenes when comedian Dave Chappelle met one of his childhood idols backstage at the Rock Hall ceremony. Scorpio shared an Instagram video of himself meeting Chappelle for the first time. A known hip-hop head, Chappelle was ecstatic to meet the hip-hop pioneer. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were the first rap act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame back in 2007. Jay-Z did the honors.
When Scorpio introduced himself, Chappelle responded, “Are you fucking kidding me?! Eddie Murphy used to tell me stories about you being outside of the club wearing clothes like you was from the future. My man. Oh my god. I know exactly who you are. It’s an honor, bro.”
“You heard what I said to Jay. Boy, does that not apply to you? Man. It is an honor to shake your hand, brother. You have no idea, man. Kids like me…I was out there, I was listening to you. No bullshit.”
Scorpio replied, “Oh, I believe you ’cause you know Hip Hop like we know Hip Hop.”
Chappelle continued, “Boy, you inspire the shit out of me in a way you never he even … oh my god … I can’t believe I’m meeting you. Eddie Murphy was telling stories. Bro,” to which Scorpio said, “I don’t want to take up your time. I just wanted to shake your hand ’cause I love you, and I wanted to tell you that.”
“Bro, the honor is mine. I’ve admired you since I was a little boy. No bullshit. I’m getting eyed just thinking about it. In Cleveland, Ohio of all places,” he continued. “My guy. Much love. Boy, you made a difference in my life. Any time you look at me, good or bad, you contributed to it [laughs].”
Check out the entire interaction between these two titans of the hip-hop world. Stay tuned for more hip-hop news.