Jay Z Nominated For Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

by TV One Staff

October 25, 2016

Jay Z wasn’t lying when he said he had the keys. The Brooklyn-born rapper is continuing to open doors.

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According to the Associated Press, Jay Z will be the first rapper to be nominated for a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In order to be considered for this outstanding accolade, an artist must have a songwriting career that spans over 20 years. (Damn Jay! Has it been that long?)

Other notable artists to be considered for the 2017 placement include: Madonna, Babyface, Kool & The Gang, Sly Stone, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis—just to name a few.

Of the 24 nominees, only 5 finalists will be chosen to be inducted into the hall at a New York gala ceremony on June 15, 2017.

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We heard you Jay! We hope you make history!

TELL US: What are your thoughts on the nominees for this great accolade? Which artists deserve it more?