The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added 7 new members to their prestigious list of honorees, one of them is hip hop duo, 8Ball & MJG.
The group received praises for their contribution to the local scene, and have joined the likes of Three 6 Mafia, which joined in 2012. The city of Memphis has remained one of the few cities that continues to push artists from a grassroots level.
Other artists honored by the committee include Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Otis Redding, to name a few.
The most emotional moment of the night was when Memphis’ own, Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Her cousin Brenda Corbett accepted her award, thanking all the fans that supported Ms. Franklin throughout her career. “My heart is full, and I just want to say thank you for loving my cousin,” Corbett said as the crowd cheered for singer.