American rapper and businessman, Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z is now officially the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame .
No rapper has ever made the cut before.
Only a handful of artists who are considered to have “enriched the world’s culture” with their songwriting and music are selected for induction into the American songwriters hall of fame very year.
Jay Z, who holds the record for a solo artist with 21 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, commented on his songwriting honor in a tweet.
“This is a win for us. I remember when rap was said to be a fad. We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history,”.
Jay Z will be inducted as part of the hall’s class of 2017 alongside Max Martin (who has written songs for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (the duo have written and produced number one singles for Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Usher, among many others).
The ceremony will take place on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.