Black women keep breaking grounds!!!!
In addition to women of color making tremendous historic strides in the #2018midterms, Hip-Hop & R&B’s very own legend Missy Misdemeanor Elliott makes her own history becoming the first female rapper nominated for the upcoming #2019SongwritersHallofFame.
While she’s crafted tracks for Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and many more, the Virginia native leads the pack of nominees; and could become not only the first female rapper to win the prestigious prize, but could also become the third rapper to follow inductees JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Additionally, joining Missy are Mariah Carey, Tommy James, Mike Love, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prince, Lloyd Price and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).
Also, they join non-performing nominees Dallas Austin, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols, Jack Tempchin and Dean Dillon; plus non-performing duos P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, and Bobby Hart and the late Tommy Boyce.