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Jay Z Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall of Fame Then Took To Twitter To Celebrate

And former president Barack Obama honored him with the most incredible speech.

Yesterday was a good day for Hip-Hop as Brooklyn’s own rap icon, Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter, was officially inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame — making history as the first rapper to do so.

Former President Barack Obama had the pleasure of inducting the rapper saying, “Mr. Carter and I understand each other.” The two, though very different, have traveled similar paths as Obama details in his speech. They both grew up without a father present and both came from humble beginnings.

“Nobody who met us when we were younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” Obama continues, justifying they both beat the odds.

Though Jay Z was unable to attend the awards gala in New York City — creating more speculation that his wife, Beyoncé had the twins — the hall of famer took to Twitter to shout out everyone in Hip-Hop, past and present, who inspired him.

Jay’s family, friends and businesses, including TIDAL and Roc Nation also celebrated his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Shawn Carter for being the 1st rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. #SHOF2017

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Jay Z Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall of Fame Then Took To Twitter To Celebrate

TIDAL celebrates owner Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s Songwriter Hall of Fame induction.

Jay Z is clearly having the best year of his life and Brooklyn couldn’t be any more proud. We salute you Jay!

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