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.