Snoop Dogg was added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s exclusive list of Hip-Hop artists.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame announcedIts latest inductees were inducted on Wednesday, January 18. The 2023 class includes Sade, Teddy Riley and Gloria Estefan. Jeff Lynne and Liz Rose are also included.
“The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first,” Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers said. “Without them, there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch… nothing, it all starts with the song and the songwriter.”
He added, “We are therefore very proud that we are continually recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2023 slate represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity, and gender, songwriters who have enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.”
Jay-Z became the first rapper inductedInducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2017. Missy Elliott, Jermaine dupri, and The Neptunes are other inductees.
Snoop Dogg will be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 52nd Annual Induction and Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, on June 15.
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