Rap­per El­liott marks a first for Song­writ­ers Hall

Star-Telegram (Sunday) - - Local & Texas -

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 group of 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 into the Song­writ­ers Hall, fol­low­ing Jay-Z and Jer­maine Dupri’s in­duc­tions in 2017 and 2018, re­spec­tively.

The new class of song­writ­ers will of­fi­cially be in­ducted on June 13 in New York City.


Lin-Manuel Mi­randa, cre­ator of the Broad­way mu­si­cal “Hamil­ton,” is grate­ful for the stand­ing ova­tion at the end of the play’s Fri­day pre­miere in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The mu­si­cal is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for lo­cal arts pro­grams.

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