Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jay Z Get Songwriting Honor

by TV One Staff

February 23, 2017

Not much surprise here. The best songwriting/production duo and the best MC in contemporary rap are being recognized for all the hits they blessed us with.

Yes! Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Jay Z are the 2017 inductees in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

You simply cannot mention rap without mentioning Hov. Since his debut in 1996, the rap mogul has been an inspiration for rappers to come, noted for his vivid storytelling and his pen-less flows. It was this record in particular that had us sold:

If you’re a fan of Janet Jackson, New Edition (that “Can You Stand The Rain” studio session still gives us goosebumps), Prince, Usher, Mary J. Blige, and countless others, you already know how monumental Jimmy and Terry are to the music industry. These two literally fueled your favorite artists.

Remember when they were on Donnie After Dark?


This honor is well-deserved and long overdue! Congrats!

TELL US: What is your favorite record from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis? From Jay Z?