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Jay Z has made history as the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Niles Rodgers appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday to announce the 2017 inductees, which also include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, members of the group Chicago and Max Martin.

Nile went on to discuss how for many years Hip Hop was not recognized as “part of the normal pop music scene” and how Jay Z changed the game.

But the truth is, the revolutionary people who come up with the next level of classical music are always the ones that go ‘Hmm, can I do this?’ and you do it.

So Jay Z was in a space where even though he’s had more pop albums than anyone else, he did it through rap, which is not traditionally considered part of the normal pop music scene.

He has changed the way that we listen to music. He’s changed the way that we have fun. He’s changed the way that we cry.

With 21 Grammys and over 100 million albums sold – this is definitely an honor well-deserved!

Congrats to Jay Z and all of the 2017 inductees.

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