Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, the first rapper to ever receive the honor. That night, Jay took to his mostly dormant Twitter account to show some love to the rappers who have inspired him along the way. What followed was a 13-tweet declaration of over 90 rappers.
Jay shouted out artists from both his era and the present day, naming everyone from Biggie and Tupac to Tyler, the Creator and Playboi Carti, adding, "Magnolia incredible."
Chance the Rapper, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Kanye, Andre 3000, Nas, Queen Latifah, Lil Wayne, and many more were all named over an hour and a half.
It became clear that the 47-year-old doesn't use Twitter regularly when he tweeted out, "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 ."
Beyoncé also received a shoutout from her husband for her under-acknowledged rapping ability. One tweet included, "B a rapper too!"
President Obama even made the list, with Jay saying that the former president is "the greatest rapper of all time." He attached a Dropbox link that no longer works, but supposedly linked to a video of Obama that was used to present Jay with his award.
In the video, Obama drew a comparison between himself and Jay, saying "Nobody who met us as younger men would expect us to be where we are today. We know what it's like to not have a father around. We know what it's like not to come from much and to know people who didn't get the same breaks that we did."
Obama also took the time to give a shout out to Beyoncé and Michelle, saying "And let's face it, we both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are."
Check out all of Jay Z's tweets below.
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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 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_) June 16, 2017
Too many ..Fab , black people really magic . Mac Miller nice too though .— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
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