Song­writ­ers Hall adds Missy, Stevens

The Republican Herald - - NEWS -

NEW YORK ( AP) — 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, who 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 at the Mar­riott Mar­quis Ho­tel in New York City.

Song­writ­ers are el­i­gi­ble for in­duc­tion after writ­ing hit songs for at least 20 years.

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