|LL Cool J. & Nina Simone|
By Nikki Igbo
Last Thursday, 19 nominees for induction into the 2018 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced. While the list included such well-known musical acts such as Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode and Radiohead, here are the five acts of whom you definitely should be aware because of their ridiculously important contributions to music history and Black music history specifically.
If you’d like to make sure that one or all of these five artists are indeed inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, you have until 11:59pm EST on December 5, 2017 to cast your vote. Using a Facebook account or your email, you can submit one ballot per day each day leading up to the deadline. The list of 2018 inductees will be announced in December with the induction ceremony being held in Cleveland on April 14, 2018. To place your vote, click here.