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Jay Z Added To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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05:37 22 Feb 2017


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Jay Z has been inducted into the Soungwriters Hall of Fame.

It's the first time a rapper has ever got the nod.

Record producer Nile Rodgers made the announcement on CBS.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">JUST ANNOUNCED: <a href="https://twitter.com/nilerodgers">@NileRodgers</a> reveals 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. <a href="https://twitter.com/SongwritersHOF">@SongwritersHOF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SHOF?src=hash">#SHOF</a> <a href="https://t.co/46fbJQcZIL">pic.twitter.com/46fbJQcZIL</a></p>&mdash; CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/834398204275875841">February 22, 2017</a></blockquote>
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He said Jay Z "changed the way we listen to music".

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“He has changed the way we listen to music.” --<a href="https://twitter.com/nilerodgers">@NileRodgers</a> on Jay Z becoming first rapper inducted into 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SHOF?src=hash">#SHOF</a> <a href="https://t.co/rHISmBLRcp">pic.twitter.com/rHISmBLRcp</a></p>&mdash; CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/834403334090022914">February 22, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Chance the Rapper has already offered his congratulations to Jay.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">S/o to my OGs, Jay Z and Jimmy Jam &amp; Terry Lewis, who were elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame today. I hope to one day make it there.</p>&mdash; Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) <a href="https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/834443607922901000">February 22, 2017</a></blockquote>
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