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Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

It’s been a historical day for Hov.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), Jay Z was named as one of 2017’s Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s honorees also include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, Max Martin, James Pankow, and Peter Cetera.

The Brooklyn rapper’s induction marks the first time a rapper has received this prestigious honor.

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Watch: The Cast of ‘The New Edition Story’ Performing New Edition’s Classic Hit “You’re Not my Kind of Girl”

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If you didn’t tune into the Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night, you definitely missed the premiere of the cast of the new BET original TV event The New Edition Story performing “You’re Not My Kind of Girl”. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced song was originally featured on their Double Platinum-selling album ‘Heartbreak’ which is the groups highest selling album to date.

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In the clip the cast performs the song and nails the choreography step by step, also including in the video are clips from the highly anticipated TV event. The star-studded cast for the The New Edition Story includes:

Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire) plays Michael Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland (Emelie) plays Michael as a child.

Elijah Kelley (The Wiz Live!) plays Ricky Bell as an adult and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) plays Ricky as a child.

SFPL‘s Digital Blog Cover Guy & Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James plays Johnny Gill.

Algee Smith (Let It Shine) plays Ralph Tresvant as an adult and Jahi Winston (Feed The Beast) plays Ralph as a child.

Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) plays Ronnie Devoe as an adult and Myles Truitt plays Ronnie as a child.

Woody McClain (Autographs) plays Bobby Brown as an adult and Tyler Williams plays Bobby as a child.

The New Edition Story is 6 hours total and will air over 3 nights on January 24th, 25th, and 26th. All six members of New Edition serve as co-producers on the biopic alongside longtime manager and original choreographer Brooke Payne. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis alongside Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds serve as music producers on the biopic.

We cannot wait to sit down and watch this cause it looks extremely good.

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New Video Premiere: Janet Jackson Debuts Her Much-Anticipated Visual for “No Sleeep” featuring J. Cole

Janet Jackson links back with director Dave Meyers and offers up a steamy new visual for the hit single “No Sleeep.” As the rumors were true, once the official remix hit the net this week, rapper J. Cole also appears in the video paired with Ms. Jackson as they create sweet sounds together.

Looking at the song title, it doesn’t reflect of the word “Remix” as Cole was probably apart of the song all along, but Janet wanted to debut the record in it’s entirety at the right moment. It’s genius!

Take a look at the dope visual and let us know what you think!

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