Artists such as Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper and more are paying tribute to Jay Z for being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Mr. Carter will be the first hip-hop artist ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and joins the ranks with John Lenon, Duke Ellington and more.
“I remember when rap was said to be a fad. We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history,” said the rapper in a tweet. He also took to Twitter to shout out some of the rappers he’s been inspired by as well. The list includes everyone from competitors, old heads and new rappers in the game.
Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
Congrats are in order for the Roc-a-fella founder!