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Hov has always done it for the culture. Roc-A-Fella Records through to Roc Nation. The ever-gracious JAY Z just declared his entry into the Songwriters Hall of Fame a win for US.


Side note: Did you know he had been considered for nomination numerous times? But, as the SHoF President put it in an interview with the New York Times earlier today, “our board and community wasn’t ready.” Hov has 21 Grammys, the most #1 albums for a solo artist ever, six classic albums, three albums on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time,” and is a 20-year Billboard record setter and breaker. But they weren’t ready to accept rap music as a legitimate form of musical expression. Today WE won.

bbc.com
Jay-Z to become first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame - BBC News
He is to become the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

Jay Z is about to become the first rapper in history to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame!

Jay-Z will be inducted as part of the hall’s class of 2017 alongside Max Martin, who has written songs for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.

“Other inductees this year will include Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The duo have written and produced number one singles for Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Usher, among many others.”

“Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit tracks for at least 20 years”

“This explains why Jay-Z is being inducted now - as he recently passed the 20th anniversary of his debut album Reasonable Doubt, released in 1996.”