Jay Z inducted into songwriters hall of fame
The groundwork has been laid, as Jay Z is the first official rapper to be inducted into the songwriters hall of fame. The ceremony was held at NYC's Marriott Marquis Hotel last night where he was greeted with cheers and applause. The rapper-turned-music-mogul turned icon has been writing and rapping for over 30 years and has received 21 Grammy awards and selling over 100 million records.
With this award, praise from the music industry came on Twitter with Timbaland, Pharrell, Bono, Rakim and more. However, I think Bon Jovi summed it all up by saying "Jay Z is being inducted into the songwriters hall of fame? What took so fucking long?" Hopefully this will make way for more rappers to be entered like Ice Cube, Eminem or even Lil Wayne.