Three 6 Mafia To Be Inducted Into Memphis Hall of Fame

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Adelle Platon / October 21, 2012

Three 6 Mafia will be among music legends B.B. King and Elvis Presley in the Memphis Hall of Fame.

The Memphis rap group, known for their hit “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” will be among the first artists to be inducted into the Smithsonian’s new Memphis Hall of Fame. A combination of authors, historians and music industry executives determined the list of honorees, the Memphis Daily News reports.

The 25 initial inductees include: Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart; Bobby “Blue” Bland; Booker T. and The MG’s; Lucie Campbell; George Coleman; Jim Dickinson; Al Green; W.C. Handy; Isaac Hayes; Howlin’ Wolf; B.B. King; Jerry Lee Lewis; Jimmie Lunceford; Professor W.T. McDaniel; Memphis Minnie; Willie Mitchell; Dewey Phillips; Sam Phillips; Elvis Presley; Otis Redding; The Staple Singers; Rufus Thomas; Three 6 Mafia; Nat D. Williams; and ZZ Top.

Three 6 Mafia will be honored in a special ceremony at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts in Memphis, on Nov. 29 at 7PM.