Legends LL Cool J and group Public Enemy were inducted into the Long Island Hall Of Fame yesterday.
The ceremony which took place at the Garden City Hotel, also inducted artists like The Ramones, Marvin Hamlisch, Blue Öyster Cult and Jean Ritchie.
On his Long Island roots, LL Cool J said
“When I was a little kid in North Babylon, on Lakeway Drive, just dreaming of being a part of hip hop – I never dreamed that I would be in a position to actually be looking at a wonderful room full of people who are actually honoring and celebrating the art that I created.”
Fellow honoree Chuck D felt the ceremony showed unity within music.
“That this music can sit side-by-side with other great offerings of music is a true pleasure … Music is a universal language, and Long Island you are No. 1.”