The rapper, who is preparing to release his comeback album ‘Relapse’ on May 17, dressed in tribute to Run-DMC by wearing a trademark leather jacket and black fedora at the Cleveland event.
The band’s surviving members Run and DMC declined to perform at the event, sticking to the promise they made after their DJ Jam-Master Jay was murdered in 2002.
Run-DMC are only the second rap group to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame, behind Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five.
“They did more to bring people together than any other peace and love band ever did,” he said, reports The Guardian.
The band then played ‘Master of Puppets’ and ‘Enter Sandman’, with each performance featuring current bassist Rob Trujillo playing alongside ex-bassist Jason Newsted. The band’s first bassist, Cliff Burton, who died in a horrific bus crash while on tour with the band in 1986, was represented by his father.
Jeff Beck was also inducted into the Hall Of Fame, introduced by his former Yardbirds bandmate, Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page.