- Jay Z has been nominated in the Rock Hall of Fame, which would make him the third solo rapper to hang his mic in the RRHOF after Tupac Shakur, who made it in 2017, and The Notorious B.I.G. in 2020
- The saddest bit is that both Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. were enshrined posthumously
- Another notable name who landed a nomination for top recognition is none other than the legendary diva Dionne Warwick
American rapper Jay Z is one of the most celebrated music icons in the world. The rapper not only managed to succeed in the much-competitive music industry but also in other fields such as business.
From just a rapper to an astute business mogul, Jay Z is indeed the envy of many young people, specifically those who grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s.
With all that said, it is clear the star deserves recognition and accolades to compliment his celebrity status.
Briefly.co.za has learnt that the rapper recently scored himself a spot as one of the nominees for the members of the class of 2021 at the Rock Hall of Fame, which were announced Wednesday, 10 February 2021, morning.
For those in the dark, this happens to be one of the biggest fetes for the world-acclaimed rapper because if he gets the much-needed votes, then, this will make him the third solo rapper to hang his mic in the RRHOF, after both Tupac Shakur who made it in 2017 and the Notorious B.I.G. who wrote his signature in 2020.
The saddest bit is that both Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. were enshrined posthumously.
Other people who made it to this year's nomination are none other than Foo Fighters, who landed their first-ever nomination for the top recognition. Foo Fighters and Jay-Z are the only acts to appear on the ballot in their first year of eligibility.
Another notable name who landed a nomination for the top recognition is none other than the legendary diva Dionne Warwick who happens to be a first-time nominee who has been eligible since way back in 1988.
Other people who made their way to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nomination included first-timers such as the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden Auntie Dionne.
In other news about artists being recognised, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Thuso Mbedu and Nomzamo Mbatha flying the South African flag high in Hollywood. Mbedu and Mbatha have been given the nod as they feature in Essence’s 20 Young Black Hollywood stars To Watch.
Nomzamo Mbatha comes in at number nine and has worked with some big names like Eddie Murphy. She landed a role in Coming 2 America, Murphy's sequel to the popular movie from decades ago.
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