First, the bad.
At the Seattle stop on his Saint Pablo Tour, Kanye West — who already had words for former G.O.O.D. Music protégé KiD CuDi before doing an about-face — had some strong words for his Watch The Throne half JAY Z.
During an impassioned sidebar, he revealed that there will probably never be another Watch The Throne anything, due to the ongoing streaming “war” between Apple Music and Jay’s TIDAL. Then things got a bit more personal, as ‘Ye called out Jay for not appearing on the final version of Drake’s “Pop Style” out of loyalty to Meek Mill, and only calling Kanye to check up on his family following his wife’s robbery in Paris instead of physically visiting them.
— McKenna Moe (@MoeMunyMoeProbs) October 20, 2016
Now, the good.
Jay has a chance to make history as the first-ever rap artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Nominated Thursday (October 20th), the USA Today reports that Jay joins the likes of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, George Michael, Sly Stone, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, and several other legendary musicians.
Similar to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (where 2Pac was recently nominated), Songwriters Hall of Fame candidates become eligible after 20 years of writing music. This is JAY Z’s first year of eligibility, as his debut album Reasonable Doubt hit that mark on June 25th.