Rap­per El­liott set for Hall of Fame

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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.

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