Rapper Elliott set for Hall of Fame
NEW YORK — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.
The organization announced the new inductees Saturday.
Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, whom Johnny Cash called his “all-time favorite songwriter”; Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote songs for the Eagles and Glenn Frey’s solo albums; and Dallas Austin, the songwriter behind radio hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, Boyz II Men, Madonna and more.
Elliott is just the third rapper to enter the Hall, following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
The new class of songwriters will be inducted June 13 in New York City.