Congratulations to Jay Z on becoming the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
According to NYDN, the organization’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is set for June 15 in New York.
Jigga man will be tagging along-side some of the best songwriting heavyweights in the industry, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.
Jay Z released his debut album “Reasonable Doubt” in 1996 and has launched multiple hits in the last two decades, from “Big Pimpin’” to “Empire State of Mind.”
Three members of Chicago — Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera — as well as Motown founder Berry Gordy, who deferred his induction in 2016, will also be inducted. As an official recepient of the award, Jay will also be joining the likes of Marvin Gaye and Bruce Springsteen.
Only five songwriters or songwriting groups, are inducted each year.