Missy Elliott Becomes First Woman Rapper Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Another victory for the hip-hop community.
Ever since its creation by composer Johnny Mercer in 1969, the Songwriter Hall of Fame honours every year some of the actors and composers who marked their time. After Robert Kool Bell, a founding member of the band Kool & the Gang or Jermaine Dupri in 2018, the American institution revealed today the nominees of the 50th edition, that will take place in New York on the 13 of June 2019.
Among them, some of the most famous pop stars like Cat Stevens, Madonna and Mike Love, the iconic singer of the Beach Boys, but also many great names of the hip-hop and R’n’B community like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Missy Elliott, who becomes the first woman rapper nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. "I am humbly grateful to be nominated with so many other amazing writers. Congratulations to all of them" also she twitted.
As The Fader reports, the singer of"Get Ur Freak On" could, in case she wins, become the third rap artist to have her name in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She would join Jermaine Dupri and Jay Z, who was the very first rapper to ever have this honour.
https://t.co/M5lXo80Oz2 i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers Congratulations to all of them also— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) 7 novembre 2018
By Naomi Clément, published on 08/11/2018