While Kanye West Was Ranting, Jay Z Is Eyeing History

While Kanye West Was Ranting, Jay Z Is Eyeing History

Hov is now the first rapper to receive this nomination.

Published October 21st

Kanye West acknowledged his longtime industry "big brother" earlier this week, going off on a rant about how he and Jay Z haven't been as close as they used to be in recent years. 

Sharing how it pains him that Jay didn't stop by to check on him and his family following Kim Kardashian's terrifying incident in Paris and exclaiming that their children have "never even played together," West opened a can of worms, with people wondering what happened to one of hip-hop's most famous friendships

While 'Ye is ranting on stage, Hov has his eyes on his business, as per usual, especially considering how while all of this was transpiring, the elder member behind Watch the Throne made history.

As reported, Jay Z is now the first rapper to ever be nominated to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.

Artists become eligible after working in the music industry for 20 years, with this year's nominees including MadonnaBryan AdamsKool & the Gang and more.

Jay Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, was released in 1996, and in the decades that followed, he's written songs for artists such as BeyoncéMissy Elliott and West, as well as racking up an impressive collection of 21 Grammy awards. Following the voting process, those selected will be inducted in a ceremony taking place in New York on June 15.

Congrats to Jay Z on this history-making nomination! 

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos from Left: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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