FYI, Jay Z Making It To The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Is A Really Big Deal
The Debrief: But the Barack Obama shout out was cute too
No one ever talks about Jay Z much. I mean, he’s married to Beyoncé, otherwise known as one of the most famous and adored women on the planet, for god’s sake, and when are we not talking about Beyoncé (where the twins at babes?). But today is Z-day, okay? Because Mr Shawn Corey ‘Jay-Z’ Carter has just been honoured with a really impressive accolade.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates the great songwriters who have had a bit impact on our culture and Jay Z is the first rapper to be inducted to their roster. I don’t know about you but it feels a little odd to think that it’s only now that a rap artist has been recognised in this sort of capacity after decades of influencing music in such a significant way, but better late than never, right?
Jay Z didn’t actually make it down to the awards ceremony (lots of people are guessing it’s because Queen Bey is carrying twins and looks like she’s about to burst). Instead, he spent the evening reacquainting himself with Twitter. And lol, it was pretty clear he’s not exactly used to the platform.
He took the time to thank all of the people who have inspired him, which was really nice – ‘salute to anybody who made a song to feed their family or just vent’, we wrote – but it was also funny because you could kind of tell that fitting sentences into 140 characters was a tad unfamiliar. Lots of spaces, rogue full stops and ‘wait’s at the end, where assuming to indicate that he wasn’t done tweeting. And if the fact that as cool as Jay Z is, he’s still actually a middle-aged dad, let me refer you to the tweet that reads: ‘Somebody find that reply I hit please. I’m new on this’. And also the one he sent to reassure people that he wasn’t drunk. Just bad at Twitter.
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,— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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!— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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 .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
Thank you, this way— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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 .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
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.— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
I promise I'm not drunk . Lord Pusha . Carti (Magnolia incredible)ASAP Sean P , Mobb , cudi . Tyler , earl, Snoop!!( almost played myself)— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
And the greatest rapper of all time OBAMA . Thank you 44 https://t.co/CueS0BynCj— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
Wait . Slick fucking Rick . Pimp C and bun . Wow . I just realized how many fresh people the culture has . Big Sean . Sauce money .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
Too many ..Fab , black people really magic . Mac Miller nice too though .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) 16 June 2017
A personal highlight was when he referred to ex-President of the United States and all around great guy as ‘the greatest rapper of all time’. Obama obviously has as much love for Jay Z as Jay Z does for him. The proof? It's in this video...
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