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Jay Z Will Be First MC Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Hov’s fellow 2017 inductees include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

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WATCH: Jay Z Breaks Down Racist Legacy of War on Drugs in New Short Film

The film, produced by dream hampton and brought to life via Molly Crabapple’s artwork, details the past and present of our country’s hypocritcal and racist drug enforcement and sentencing policies.