Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted In Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z made history on Tuesday by becoming the first rapper to be honored by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

After the announcement Jay Tweeeted out: “By the way, this is a win for US. I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.”

Other inductees include: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, James Pankow & Peter Cetera, p/k/a “Chicago,” Max Martin, and Berry Gordy. Berry deferred his induction in 2016.

The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

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