“I from where n***** pull your card, and argue all day about
Who’s the best MC’s, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas”
Who would have ever known that Brooklyn’s own, and former Marcy Project resident Shawn Carter’s lyrics would come into fruition. 20 years after his debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” Jay-Z is the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This is a pretty huge deal considering the fact that the previous inductees over the past few years have been, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson.
The requirements songwriters have to meet in order to be eligible for induction is writing hit records for at least 20 years. I find it hard to comprehend why Jay-Z is the first rapper to be inducted, when there is a plethora of rappers who have made hit records for years. Although I believe there should be more rappers inducted alongside Jay-Z, If there is one rapper to break the barrier it would be Jigga. This is a well deserved accolade for Jay, holding the record for the most number 1 albums by a solo artist and his 11th album ‘The Blueprint 3’ helped surpass Elvis Presley’s previous record.
Jay-Z’s lyrics have always been for mature ears and intellectual minds due to the fact he has always been ahead of his time. From telling stories about how he sold drugs, to telling his fans not to follow his footsteps in his previous life of crime. Jay-Z has provided and showed not only his fans but fans of hip-hop in general a way on how to conduct yourself, as he constantly shows leadership, and professionalism on and off of the stage, “Show ’em how to move in a room full of vultures.”
Jay-Z shocked the Twitter world with one of his rare tweets,
Jay-Z’s legacy has been cemented for years, but now he’s creating a whole new lane for the culture. Hova, H to the Izzo, Jigga whatever you choose to call him just know he has set the blueprint (pardon the pun) for rappers to now be selected into the songwriters hall of fame.