Songwriters have a special place in the music industry as they are the key to making hit songs pop. The endless time they put into the studio rises to the public eye when songs that were first scribbles on napkins turn into top Billboard charting records. For New York rapper Jay Z, writing comes easy and last night it was acknowledged at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
While Jay Z didn’t make an appearance to accept along with other inductees Ira Gershwin, John Lennon, Elton John, and Lionel Richie, a good friend of his offered to make his speech for him: Barack Obama. Jay Z has done nothing but prove his worth after snatching over 20 Grammys and racking up 13 number one albums on the Billboard 200 chart. Watch Obama deliver the speech below while we also wait on the Brooklyn prodigy to serve new music.