Jay Z becomes first rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

2017 is shaping up to be quite the year for Mr. Carter. In addition to his two new babies, and a new album, Jay is back at it again making history.

This past Thursday at a ceremony in Manhattan that featured many musicians alike being honored Jay was on the front stage for recognition.

There’s the old saying that “game recognize game” and that couldn’t describe Jay’s induction better. Many artists paid respect and homage to Jay through open letters found on his streaming platform Tidal, including a congratulatory video from the44th President of the United States himself, Barack Obama.

Otherwise referred to by Jay Z himself as “the greatest rapper of all time”.

In addition to the impact this induction is to hip-hop, Obama and may others highlighted the significance to black culture as a whole.

While speaking about him and Jay’s rough upbringings without a father, Obama said

“So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity,” he said, “so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”


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