Jay Z Will Be The First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame


This is a Public Service Announcement: Jay Z will be the first rapper inductee in the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. From hustling his way through the infamous Marcy Projects to becoming an unstoppable global business leader, the head-honcho of Roc Nation has had an impeccable career. Since the late 80s, the rapper has shared his testimony with lyricism that has grown with his accomplishments, but always pays homage to his past. His career reached critical acclamation with his debut album Reasonable Doubt, confessing a gritty realism of a misconstrued culture outlined effortlessly in Jigga’s cunning prose.

As decades have passed, Jay Z has birthed a phenomenal discography, including solo efforts and collaborative albums, like Watch The Throne with Kanye West. His music has influenced generations with a mastered flow that easily spanned genres of hip-hop, pop and r&b, worthy of this induction.

Other inductees include Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The Hall’s annual induction ceremony will take place June 5th at the Marriot Marquis in New York City.

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