Jay Z Becomes The First Rapper In The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

He did it again!

Jay Z continues to grow and succeed. Fresh off the announcement that he and the Queen Bey are expecting twins, Jay has now been notified that he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June, which means that he will become the first rapper ever inducted by the organization.

To be eligible, songwriters must have written hit songs for at least 20 years. With his first album, “Reasonable Doubt”, being released in 1996, and a trunk load full of smash hits over the following 20 years, his time was due. 

Joining him in the Class of 2017 are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, three members of Chicago (Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera) and Motown founder Berry Gordy, who deferred his induction in 2016.

With only five songwriters/songwriting groups being inducted each year, Hov continues to remain elite and builds upon his “I will not lose” mantra.


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