Jay Z Issues Epic Thank You Message After Induction Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z made history on Thursday when he became the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Interestingly, the media mogul was not in attendance at the taping of the event (fuelling rumors about the birth of he and Beyonce‘s twins), however he did take to social media to salute all who’ve inspired him.

Renown for shunning social media, Jigga definitely made his rare appearance resonate.

See who he tipped his hat to below…

Jay shared a list of names in a series of tweets, showing love to everyone from Chuck D and Ice Cube to Drake and Meek Mill to Future and Lil Wayne. It was a varied bunch that included rap godfathers like Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel; Golden Age icons such as Rakim, Queen Latifah, and Kool G. Rap (not for nothing did Hov once declare, “Hearing me rap is like hearing G. Rap in his prime”); former mentors Jaz-O and Big Daddy Kane; his contemporaries like Scarface, Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, Andre 3000, and the late great Big L; and more, including many new artists who will undoubtedly be thrilled at their inclusion.

And showing that he was in a particularly welcoming mood, Jay even included some people he had beefed with over the years: Jaz-O, Cam’ron, Nas, and Joe Budden. He also makes reference to dimly remembered, long-ago battles against GZA and Busta Rhymes, well before anyone involved was famous.

 

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