Jay Z honors some of the greatest rappers of all time.
This week, Jay Z made history when he was became the first hip hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The accomplishment, which many believed to be long overdue, was considered a major moment for him but for the hip hop community as a whole. Taking to Twitter, Jay Z proclaimed: “By the way, this is a win for US. I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.”
By the way, this is a win for US. I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) February 22, 2017
In celebration of the induction, HOVA decided to curate and release a special playlist for his music streaming platform TIDAL. Simply entitled “Songwriting Hall of Fame,” the playlist features a host of artists that Jay Z believes are as deserving of being in the Songwriters Hall of Fame has he is. The playlist features two songs from Eminem, two songs from OutKast, and one song each from Nas, Kanye West, Biggie, 2Pac, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, N.W.A., and more. Most notable, the playlist features none of his own work.
Listen to the playlist below.