Major! Jay Z Named First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame

Published: Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017 by Sam

Jay Z already has one of the most illustrious careers in music and an amazing new page is being added to his narrative.

The rapper turned media mogul is set to be honored at the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. 

Find out why it’s a big deal after the jump…

In receiving the salute, the Roc Nation and TIDAL titan becomes the first rapper ever to feature in the prestigious ‘Hall.

His presence comes on the heels of the huge deal with Sprint he recently inked.

The Class of 2017 was announced moments ago and also includes Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” EdmondsBerry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Chicago’s Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera.

Speaking on this year’s entrants, SHOF Chairmen Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, along with  President Linda Moran released a joint statement saying…

“The songwriters we honor cross genres, regional and even national boundaries—R&B, rap, pop and rock & roll from both coasts, the American heartland and Sweden. We are thrilled to once more have the opportunity to preside over an event that recognizes the convergence of song craft and musical performance at the very highest level.” [Source]

Congrats to Jay and the rest of the prolific talents who’ve also earned their place.

Your thoughts?

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  1. HailLegendBeysus February 22, 2017

    What’s there to say. He’s a Legend!

    • Nicki Minaj Stan February 22, 2017

      When will Beyoncé get Inducted Into Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame? Serious question she deserves it.

      • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN February 22, 2017

        It has to be 25 years after your debut album is released. She most likely would get it with Destiny’s Child before she does

    • Lana Del Fan February 22, 2017

      Yes! And this should be motivation for ALL of you guys to get off of your vsses and do something with your lives! Impossible is just a word, not a reality!

    • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN February 22, 2017

      Do you solo rapper because Public Enemy and NWA are/were inducted as well. Congratulations to him. Well deserved.

  2. BOOBIE February 22, 2017

    He wrote for himself, Dr. Dre, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek and countless others so it’s warranted

  3. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 February 22, 2017

    Over 70 million sold!
    All 12 albums went #1 & went multi platinum!
    Fashion line… Did it!
    Sports bar & sports agency… Did it!
    Beverage company…. Did it!
    Streaming company…. Struggle struggle lol!
    Married to the baddest woman on stage!
    This man deserves it, longevity in hip hop is hard but he managed to do it!

    • #ispeakfacts February 22, 2017


      Thanks to Beyonce… they both helped each other’s careers to be honest!

  4. Nicki Minaj Stan February 22, 2017

    I can’t wait to see QUEEN Nicki’s name added to the list.

    • Chasin Time February 22, 2017


    • Surprise…(dec 2013) February 22, 2017

      😅😅😅😅😅😅….Maybe her ghostwriter Safaree Samuels will present her the “honour”.

      • Nicki Minaj Stan February 22, 2017


    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott 👸🏾 February 22, 2017


  5. DanYiel Iman February 22, 2017

    Gotta Love it!!

  6. #ispeakfacts February 22, 2017

    Hold up! Tupac & Biggie never got this & they are by far the greatest! With Pac being the GOAT! But congrats tho…

  7. DC3 FOREVER February 22, 2017

    This is awesome! We all could learn something from this man. I would love to have a sit down conversation with him. I would also love if he wrote a book I would Forsure read it. And I need another album from him ASAP

  8. Nah February 22, 2017

    Eh, i guess. Jayz is a lyricist, a great one. However, the HOF should only include people who write lyrics AND music, that’s what makes a song. Jayz does not compose the music in his songs. Biggie should have got this before him. S***, Kanye even.

  9. GetaLife February 22, 2017

    I know one thing. If Baby Face is on there. They quit playing with Mariah and give her credit. She is long overdue.

  10. #TeamTinashe Stan February 22, 2017

    Tupac the GOAT deserved it but its ok. Jay Z really needs to put back the importance on his rap career again as he did accomplish alot now he looks like a housewife.

  11. February 22, 2017

    gratz to him.

  12. Beyoncé Jackson February 22, 2017


  13. Trumpland February 22, 2017

    Flop compared to 2 pac.Pac was a revolutionary.Jayz is known for being a drug dealer and having a stripper wife.

  14. Nicki Minaj Stan February 22, 2017

    How much do you think Beyoncé paid for it?

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott 👸🏾 February 22, 2017

      Well Nicki doesn’t have anything Jay or Bey has. Kids, a spouse, Grammys, relavancy.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 February 22, 2017

      The same amount of Money Nikki paid for her Grammys…. Oops I forgot she doesn’t have any! Stay mad & pressed!

      • Nicki Minaj Stan February 22, 2017

        When she does she won’t have to pay for it like Theifyonce, so boo ain’t nobody pressed here you tried.

  15. Danzou February 22, 2017

    He ripped a lot of other rappers flows and lines, biggie being the most ripped one. but hey, politics as usual.

  16. Justmeeeee February 22, 2017

    Nas is the REAL lyrical MVP.

    Jay’s business acumen is nice …BUT lyrically he can not touch Nas.

    Jay will only be remembered for his beats unlike Nas or Pac foe that matter.

    This is BS politics / bought award

  17. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 25, 2017

    Have he ever wrote song for his wife beyonce knowles carter

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