Hello my Chatters,
History has been made this morning as Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jay Z is the first rapper to ever receive this honor. Since Jay-Z first stepped on the rap scene, he has made an impact on the music industry and has set the trend for popular culture. However, the art of rap music has not always been respected like other genres although it is the most dominant. For years, rap music has shaped the way people talk, dress and carry themselves. For many black artists, rap has given a voice to the voiceless. Through the fast pace lyrics and bass driven music, rap allows for people to share their experience of being Black in America.
In 1996, Jay Z released his debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ which makes 21 years since he has entered the rap game. That’s more years than I have been on this Earth.
This morning when CBS announced that Jay Z would be inducted to the Hall of Fame, Twitter had a lot to say. To have the first rapper recognized in the Hall of Fame shows that the genre is has become a respectable art form.
While I wanted this story to resonate to my followers on multiple platforms, I decided to create a Storify Experience here. This was my first time publishing a story on this website, but it was quite simple. I was no longer limited to telling a story with words. With Storify I was able to incorporate Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. If you would like to add flavor to your style of storytelling, then I encourage you to publish on Storify. I enjoyed making a story on this platform and plan to publish more, so be on the lookout.
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