Jay Z is making history as he will become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame later this year. The news was announced by Chic legend Nile Rodgers on CBS This Morning. Along with Jay Z being introduced with the likes of Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and three members of Chicago on the list too.
Hall co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and President Linda Moran. “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.”
The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony takes place June 15th at Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC.