Award winning American rapper, Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z has emerged the first rap artiste to be inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Chic’s Nile Rodgers made the announcement on CBS This Morning show on Wednesday 22, 2017.
In addition to Hov, other 2017 inductees are Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, members of the band Chicago and Max Martin. So Jay Z was in a space where even though he s had more pop albums than anyone else, he did it through rap, which is not traditionally considered part of the normal pop music scene, said Rodgers of Jays historic honour.
Jay Zs induction will take place at a ceremony in June in New York, US.
By Tony Nwanne