Jay Z‘s induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame this week marked the first time a rapper has achieved that feat, a well-earned accolade for one of the biggest Hip-Hop artists of all time. However, the selection of Hov in the Hall has undoubtedly sparked a flurry of debates in homes and barbershops nationwide.
Of course, everyone’s opinions will vary but there are some undeniable lyricists that have earned the right to be considered among the greatest songwriters of all time. Names that immediately come to mind are names like Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, Nas, both rapping members of De La Soul, Dave and PlugWon, and more.
We’ve compiled our top 10 rappers who should be joining Jay Z in the Songwriters Hall of Fame on the following pages. Please chime in with suggestions, debate, questions and whatever else in the comments section.