(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rap star Jermaine Dupri is heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees were announced yesterday, and the hit hip-hop producer is in good company.
John Cougar Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Kool & the Gang are also going into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during the June 14th ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Jermaine Dupri is definitely worthy of the honor.
In his 28-year career, JD has churned out #1 hits for artists like Kris Kross Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, and Migos, in addition to having a successful career as a solo artist and as the owner of So So Def Records.
“The 2018 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a prodigious representation of creators of cross-genre hits, certain to resonate with everyone,” said SHOF co-chairs Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff and president/CEO Linda Moran. “Each year, the slate of songwriters we induct is more diverse and illustrative of the history and contributions that we strive to acknowledge and honor. We could not be more excited to preside over this year’s event and to give these songwriters their due respect.”
The news of Jermaine Dupri’s inclusion in this year’s class marks the second time a hip-hop artist has made the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Last year, Roc Nation boss Jay-Z became the first ever hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.