Run-D.M.C. was among the legends recognized at the 2022 Black Music and Entertainment Walk Of Fame induction ceremony. The celebration honors iconic individuals and organizations that have impacted Black culture and community; and the Kings From Queens were celebrated alongside Nas, Donnie McClurkin, Steve Harvey, Angela Bassett, Prince, Patti Labelle, Lauryn Hill, Tamela Mann, The Clark Sisters, Charlie Wilson and Bob Marley.
Held in Atlanta on Saturday, June 18, the ceremony popped off at Mercedes Benz Stadium, and this annual cultural experience is part of The Home Depot Backyard Summer Movie Experience.
“I’m in awe of the whole thing,” Rev Run told Access Atlanta. “When I looked at the magazine of all the different artist and all the different people that I’m being honored alongside of, it blew my mind.” Cathy Hughes also talked about blazing a trial. “My legacy means that I’ve left an example for those coming behind me,” Hughes said. “Really to embrace what I think is most important to me, is to keep that door open for those coming behind you.”
The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame also hosted the Crown Jewel of Excellence Induction Ceremony. It honors pioneering artists and entertainers who have altered the course of Black music.