I mentioned late last year that Jimmy Cliff had earned a nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The nomination matured to an induction earlier this year, and the folks at FADER TV took the time to discuss the distinction and his career on the whole.
Check out the video below…
In Living Color’s “Hey Mon” parody of the stereotype that all Jamaicans have more than one job takes on a whole new meaning when you look at Jimmy Cliff’s résumé: He’s a roots reggae icon, actor in the Jamaican epic The Harder They Come, a doctorate recipient by the University of the West Indies and a newly inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He rolled through the FADER offices to discuss his monumental career. Get schooled on the rude boy Rihanna overlooked.