Andre 3000, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, And More Honor Jay Z As He’s Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Quincy Jones, Rakim, Romeo Santos, Pharrell, Timbaland, and others also shared tributes to the Brooklyn rapper.

Andre 3000, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, And More Honor Jay Z As He’s Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Jay Z performs at TIDAL X: 1020 in New York City, October 20, 2015.   Jamie McCarthy / Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

On Thursday, Jay Z became the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, joining Duke Ellington, John Lennon, and others in the distinguished group. "By the way, this is a win for US." Jay Z wrote in a rare tweet after the announcement. "I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history."

In honor of his induction, fellow musicians have shared thoughts, videos, and essays about Jay Z and his music career. Among those who paid tribute to Jay Z to mark the special occasions are Quincy Jones, Chance The Rapper, Andre 3000, Nicki Minaj, Rakim, Romeo Santos, and more. Check out their comments here.

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June 15, 2017
Andre 3000, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, And More Honor Jay Z As He’s Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame