Missy is First Female Rapper Nominated to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy is First Female Rapper Nominated to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott is the primary ever feminine rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Not solely may she probably be acknowledged for her personal self-written hits, however for crafting songs for Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and others.

If the “Work It” spitter is inducted, she’s going to comply with JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri as the one hip hop artists to be awarded within the group’s historical past.

The Songwriters Hall revealed the checklist of 2019 nominees Wednesday to the Related Press. Becoming a member of Elliott are Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Worth, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).

Non-performing nominees embody Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols and Dallas Austin, who wrote hits for TLC, Madonna, Monica, Boyz II Males and others. Songwriting duos P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, musical theater writers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Bobby Hart and the late Tommy Boyce have been nominated as effectively.

Whereas Elliott is an authorized icon, she not too long ago shared through Twitter that she’s been afraid to drop to music as a result of of the altering tastes of hip hop followers.

“For thus lengthy I used to be hesitant to put out music in worry no 1 would get it as a result of individuals mentioned music has modified & my sound been so totally different however NOW IM LIKE hey🤷🏾‍♀️ bump it make music that feels good to me😉let me Get y’all asses dancing once more🙌🏾

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