Jay Z Hip Hop legend gives shout out to the greatest rappers of all time at induction

President Obama also personally congratulated the rapper on Twitter narrating how Jay Z has been a bundle of inspiration.

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Jay Z shouts out greatest rappers of all time at songwriters hall of fame induction

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Jay Z has thanked the greatest rappers of all time at his induction ceremony.

The rapper was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday 15 June, 2017.

Hov as he is also known headed to microblogging site Twitter (which he hardly uses) to personally thank over 90 rappers who have inspired him in his enviable music career journey.

Jay gave shout outs to every rapper, both from his era and the present from Biggie to Tupac, Tyler, the creator, Playboi Carti and " Magnolia incredible."

New rappers like Drake, Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Kanye, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Queen Latifah, Nas among others were acknowledged as well.

President Obama also joined the party, shouting out Jay Z, giving instances of when Jay Z's lyrics came in handy for him, and also comparing his wife Michelle and Jay's wife Beyonce as two significant women being arguably more popular than their husbands he and Jay.

Check out the list of rappers Jay Z shouted out.

Hov's acceptance speech was delivered by his friend and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Jon Platt.

play Jon Platt (Variety.com)


Jay Z's proud  mum Gloria Carter also wrote a letter to her son congratulating him as well as Beyonce's mum Tina Knowles Lawson.

Jay-Z and mum, Gloria play Jay and mom Gloria (Variance Magazine)


The letter from his mum wrote "You're an inspiration to your family and friends," she wrote in a message which was included in the program for attendees of Thursday night's induction. "You're an amazing husband and father. I'm truly blessed and honored that God chose me to be your mother. Congratulations, my son, on your achievements. Continue to make a positive impact on the world so that we can all live together in peace. Love you for life."

Mama Carter's message was also accompanied by a note from Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, declaring, "What we're most proud of is the husband, father, son and the man you've become."

As earlier reported, Jay Z has become the first rapper ever to be inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame cabinet.

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