Missy Elliott will be the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Making history.

Missy Elliott is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, making her the first female rapper to be given the honour.

The announcement is understandably historic, as she’s only the third rapper to make the cut at all, following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Artists are only eligible for the Songwriters Hall of Fame after at least two decades of writing hit songs.

Elliott is being acknowledged not only for her own tracks, but for songs she’s written for artists like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah and Whitney Houston.

This year’s entrants – also including Cat Stevens, John Prine and Dallas Austin – will be officially inducted in June.


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