Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z has topped iconic rappers like Eminem et al to become the fist rapper to be inducted into the songwriters hall of fame..

By breaking this record, Jay Z has given other rappers hope of someday becoming inductees.
The Songwriters Hall announced on Wednesday Feb. 22nd that Jay Z will be inducted into the Hall at the organization’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner scheduled for June 15 in New York.

Songwriters are eligible 20 years after they were first published.

Jay Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt, came out in
1996, the same year that fellow superstar rapper, Eminem, released his first album, so the two are both eligible with Jay Z getting the nod this year.
(There are, of course, other pioneering rappers who came long before Jay Z or Eminem, like Grand master Flash or the Beastie Boys…).

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