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.
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.
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?