This past Saturday, legendary Hip-Hop artist and producer Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott became the first woman of the culture to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She’s also the third rapper to be inducted behind Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame???? also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING?? I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also?? I ❤️you all? #SHOF2019 ✍? pic.twitter.com/6LRHFoeVz1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 12, 2019
During the official announcement, Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers spoke on Missy’s inclusion:
“It’s amazing. To me, it’s important to have equality. I’ve written with a lot of women songwriters, but not nearly enough. That’s sort of my secret goal — I want to have more women songwriters… [Missy Elliott is] one of my favorite writers of all time.”
Missy Elliott joins an impressive and worthy list of inductees this year: Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf “Cat Stevens” Islam have also achieved the honor.
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