This morning, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced their list of 2017 inductees and your boy Shawn Corey Carter will become the first rapper to ever be bestowed with the honor. Jay joins a seriously legendary class of writers that includes Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Nile Rogers announced the list of inductees on CBS This Morning, saying about Jay, “It’s massive. He has changed the way that we listen to music. He’s changed the way that we have fun.” Not bad for a guy who doesn’t write.
The ceremony takes place on June 5th in New York City. In other Hov news, he is reportedly launching a new venture capital firm with longtime friend and business partner, Roc Nation exec Jay Brown.