Back in Feb, of this year, Nile Rodgers revealed the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame class on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera of “Chicago,” Max Martin, and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are being inducted into the prestigious group this year
Jay Z became the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (June 15) and following his induction took to Twitter to thank his many influences.
In a series of nine tweets over an hour-span, Jay Z — who rarely uses social media — thanked dozens of fellow artists including Rakim, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, J. Cole, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, De La Soul, Eminem and plenty more.
Almost comically, Jay Z kept continuing the thanks with new names he had forgotten the time before, making comments like “this shit hard.”
Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait, ….. Lauryn Nicki lite latifah common ye drake and meek . Run caz LL chainz cam tip (both of them) thought pharaoh , face . De la . Ice T. Wait…… G Rap .Mel . Kurupt . Lox. X . Q. Ab lupe. Mos. Foxy. Boss . Ross. Quavo Future Travis too many fuck this. All you!T grizzley song best out…. Shit did I say redman ? Ghost and Rae . Wu tang I beat Genius in a rap battle I think ha . Busta (him too) Treach . Thug . B a rapper too! Shit …Wayne , Juve BG Nipsey . Kim . Slaughterhouse (yes mouse too ha) Folarin MC eiht . Short . 40 . Mac dre this shit hard .Never mind… Somebody find that reply I just hit please . I’m new on this . Anyway salute to anybody who made a song to feed their family or just vent . Fuck ..50 cent big L sho ag nice and smooth Joe and pun . diggable butterfly esp…beanie young chris freeway SP okay for real this time . Fuck haa. Naw for real .Pastor Jeezy my partner . Okay I’m done . I’m deleting this app in the morning . Shit is impossible to get right…. I promise I’m not drunk . Lord Pusha . Carti (Magnolia incredible)ASAP Sean P , Mobb , cudi . Tyler , earl, Snoop!!( almost played myself) And the greatest rapper of all time OBAMA . Thank you 44… Wait . Slick fucking Rick . Pimp C and bun . Wow . I just realized how many fresh people the culture has . Big Sean . Sauce money .Too many ..Fab , black people really magic . Mac Miller nice too though .