The cry of "Queens is in the house!" just gained new resonance.
Last night, the undisputed kings of Queens hip hop, Run-D.M.C., were inducted into music's most exclusive house: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They're only the second hip-hop act to make the grade (Grand Master Flash earned the inaugural nod in 2007).
While Flash hailed from hip hop's original home, the Bronx, in the '70s, groups from Queens lifted the genre to a far more sophisticated and moneyed level a decade later.