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Black Excellence Shines For This Year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Looks like this week is full of wins! Between Magic’s new gig, and Jay Z making another boss move, we’re inspired and it’s only Wednesday! Now, we had some of our favorite musical greats to the celebration.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced it’s latest class of honorees and it includes heavy hitters: rapper and business mogul Jay Z; collaborative duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; Motown records founder Berry Gordy; and legendary songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The induction ceremony is set for June 15 at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.

“With our 2017 roster of inductees, the Songwriters Hall of Fame moves definitively into recognizing music creators of the 21st century while continuing to honor the greats of earlier decades,” the Hall’s co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff wrote along with president Linda Moran in a statement. “ The songwriters we honor cross genre, regional and even national boundaries — R&B, rap, pop and rock & roll from both coasts, the American heartland and Sweden.”

Last year, the Hall list included Marvin Gaye and Chic’s Nile Rodgers.


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