Arts & Culture WATCH: President Obama Share What He and Jay Z have in Common By niele Posted on June 20, 2017 1 min read 0 0 1,319 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Former president Barack Obama did the honor of inducting Jay Z into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday June 15. Jay Z has become the first rapper inducted into the prestige’s club of esteemed writers. The rapper was so touched he did something he never does….tweet. The father-to-be was not in attendance at the New York City ceremony, and instead, Chairman/CEO of Warner/Chappell Music Jon Platt accepted the award on Jay’s behalf. Tidal has also released a special Jay Z Songwriters Hall of Fame tribute featuring his music and thoughts from some of musics most influential composers.