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Jay-Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame – Hip-Hop Moments in Music History

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For Black History Month this year, Rémy Martin teams up with XXL to celebrate 10 important moments in hip-hop history. Through the years, Rémy Martin has created a synonymous relationship between cognac and music culture by representing celebration and entertainment seamlessly. In honor of hip-hop’s nearly 50-year existence, host DJ Suss One, XXL Awards Board members Kendell “Sav” Freeman, Vice President/Co-Head of Urban Music at Arista Records; Sydney Margetson, Senior Vice President of Publicity at Atlantic Records; and Traci Adams, Executive Vice President of Promotion at Epic Records, revisit Jay-Z becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017, as a monumental milestone in the genre.

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