Babyface, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis, will also be inducted.
Jay Z has made history once again. Today, Hov was announced as an upcoming inductee into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, making him the first rapper to be honored by the SongHall. Other artists who were announced as 2017 inductees include legendary R&B songwriters and producers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis as well as pop hitmaker Max Martin.
The Hall's description of Jay Z describes him as an "accomplished lyricist," recognized for his "remarkable wordplay." Both Tidal and Chance The Rapper shared congratulations for Jay on Twitter.
S/o to my OGs, Jay Z and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who were elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame today. I hope to one day make it there.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 22, 2017
Jay and his songwriting peers will be officially inducted June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC, where the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place.