It’s a hip-hop milestone.

According to Billboard, Jay Z, one of the most prolific emcees ever, will become the first-ever rapper to be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’ll join the likes of Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin and John Lennon. He was picked for the honor by his peers.

To celebrate, his streaming service TIDAL has launched a tribute page, with names like Quincy Jones, Rakim, and Bono congratulating him and reflecting on his post-Reasonable Doubt career. The ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Since 1996, Hov has accumulated an impressive 21 Grammys and 13 solo No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200. He’ll also headline the Queens’ Meadows Music and Arts Festival, Austin’s ACL and Philadelphia’s Made in America Festival. Damian Marley’s recent comments have also fueled speculation that a new album may also be coming soon from Jay.Jay Z Thanks Legends Of Hip-Hop For Inspiring Him

Jay Z takes to Twitter to thank the hip-hop legends before & after him for his inspiration.

In case you didn’t hear, Jay Z is about to make history tonight when he becomes the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Having already heard the likes of Andre 3000, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj & more voice their appreciation for Hov today, the Brooklyn icon decided to repay the favor Thursday night and pay his respects to the legends before & after him as inspiration for his success.

Taking to Twitter, which is very unusual for Hov, Jay went on thanking several of hip-hop greats for inspiring him, including the likes of Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance, and just about every other great. He even was brought out by former President Barack Obama too.

 

 

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It's a hip-hop milestone. According to Billboard, Jay Z, one of the most prolific emcees ever, will become the first-ever rapper to be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He'll join the likes of Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin and John Lennon. He was picked for the honor...