Jay Z becomes the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, lists rappers who inspire him

Jay Z has been officially inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first rapper ever to receive the honour. He joins the likes of John Lennon, Elton John and Ira Gershwin – among many others. Inductees are nominated by their peers in the music industry, with the Hall of Fame seeking to “preserve, honour and celebrate the legacy of the great songwriters whose work has enriched the world’s culture.”

Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the likes of Swedish songwriter and producer Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and three members of the band Chicago.

To celebrate his induction, Jay Z’s streaming platform Tidal have created an online hub page that looks back at the rapper’s career and his influence on modern musicand Twitter to thank a long list of rappers who he said inspired him. See more tweets below…

 

 

 

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