Hazel Cills is an editor at NPR Music. Before coming to NPR in 2021, Cills was a culture reporter at Jezebel, where she wrote about music and popular culture. She was also a writer for MTV News and a founding staff writer for the teen publication Rookie magazine.
Her music journalism and criticism have appeared in outlets including The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork and more. She graduated from New York University with a degree in art history and cultural criticism.
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The artist, born Terence Wilson, sang about issues of racism and poverty in the music of the pioneering reggae band.
The hip hop legend was inducted by the former president and comedian Dave Chappelle. The induction makes Jay-Z one of the few solo rappers to ever be included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The singer of Jay and the Americans was known as the voice in 1960s hits including "This Magic Moment" and "Come a Little Bit Closer."