JAY-Z On Being First Rapper Admitted To The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay-Z is reflecting on becoming the first rapper to be honored with a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction.

CBS Mornings showcased ‘The Book Of HOV’ exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library in New York City. Jay discussed how long it took for the music industry to finally recognize hip-hop as a legitimate art form.

“For a while, they would just dismiss rap as this fad or this noise [with] people just screaming over beats,” he said. “Not that we needed the validation, but it was like we want the validation ’cause we deserve it.”

In 2017, the New York rap icon became the first MC to be welcomed into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Which other MCs belong in the Hall of Fame?