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If You Know Your Hip Hop Then You Should Know ‘The Meters’ (Video)

The Meters doing it live!Okay, we know that Public Enemy and N.W.A. have been nominated for 2013 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (R&R HOF). East coast and west coast legends… so that’s all the Hip-Hop represented in this batch, right? Wrong! “The South got something to say,” as Andre 3000 said. We forgot to tell you that The Meters were nominated, too. Please tell me you know about The Meters

The Meters were not only the leading instrumental unit to emerge from the great musical gumbo of New Orleans, they were also one of the tightest and hardest-grooving ensembles R&B has ever seen…formed in 1965 with a lineup of keyboardist and vocalist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist Geroge Porter Jr. and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste… later joined by percussionist/vocalist Cyril Neville… the group became familiar to a new audience when its records were sampled countless times by the likes of Run-DMC, N.W.A., Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys. Meters songs have been covered by everyone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Grateful Dead, illustrating the far-reaching influence of these masters of funk.’

– The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum

NOW, Hip-Hop is represented among the 2013 nominees. Well done, R&R HOF. Well done!

Party of one: THIS DUDE RIGHT HERE! Hahaaaaaa! Okay… Listen for the Hip-Hop in this rundown of Meters music!

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