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Jay Z goes on legendary Twitter rant thanking all of his inspirations

Last night,  Jay-Z took to Twitter to thank those who have been an inspiration to him. The rant mentioned both legendary rappers and new blood.

We barely see the rap mogul make any noise on Twitter. So, why was Hov going off? Oh, you don’t know? So, you fell asleep in February and just woke up today?

Yesterday, June 15, 2017, was an important date in music history, make sure you mark your calendar! Jay-Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

His lyrics have given inspiration to those who had no hope and have paved the path for many other wordsmiths after him.

Yesterday, he humbly took a seat alongside the best writers in music history, reminding us on Twitter that it’s not just a win for him it’s a win for us.

Turned a fad into something legendary

Jay-Z has been running the rap game for years and after the SHOF announced that he would be inducted, he received the wide praise of his colleagues.

Fellow artists such as Nas, Chance The Rapper, Andre 3000, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, and more artists took to Tidal to celebrate Hov’s induction. The tributes include essays and videos marking the special moments each artist had with Jay-Z.

But as for Hov’s appreciative spree on Twitter last night, the specific selection of artists who have inspired him was quite interesting. Jay-Z had a long list of legends including Rakim, KRS, Nas, Pac,  Redman, and much more.

He even mentioned Pres. Barack Obama, who inducted him into the Hall of Fame

What surprised me the most? The appreciation Hov showed to the young rap artist, like, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Playboi Carti, and ASAP.

It was Hov’s selection of Mac Miller that turned a lot of heads. I’ve never seen Mac fans so hype. Mac Miller actually became a trending topic last night after Hov mentioned him.

When Mac saw this tweet he definitely screamed like a teenage girl, shit, I would’ve

This had me dead

Just peep the spree, where Hov thanked over 90 rappers, yourself

Haha Hov getting tight at Twitter

Hov definitely on one right now, we hope this rant means some new material may be on the way…

Rare video of old Kanye chopping up a beat will remind you he’s a genius

Kanye West turns 40 today and while the relationship between Kanye and some of his fans has soured a little bit recently, mostly out of straight up concern than anything else, Ye is still one of the greatest artists of our generation.

I remember buying The College Dropout in 6th grade and having my life completely changed by that album, playing it everywhere I went.

Realistically, I’m a Kanye stan. I’m willing to look past all the bullshit, the Kardashian marriage, the meltdowns, the beef with Hov, chilling with Trump (actually can’t really forgive that one), and appreciate all the beautiful shit he’s given us over the years.

I mean, dude still hasn’t made a bad album.

You may have your qualms with 808’s or Yeezus, but Kanye has always been ahead of the curve, changing the way we thought about hip-hop and hip-hop production.

Kanye inspired a whole generation of producers who were tired of sitting in the background, passing their beats off to more famous rappers.

Ye gave a lot of dudes the confidence to step out of the shadows and say their own bit.

Of course it’s become cliche to reminisce about the “Old Kanye,” Kanye even talked about it on “I Love Kanye,” but there is definitely some nostalgia for the old Pink Polo, backpack-wearing, soul sampling Kanye West of old.

It’s hard not to miss that Old Kanye, at least to some extent, when watching this video of Kanye chopping up Shirley Murdock’s “Cant Go On Without You” and turning it into one of his signature mid-2000’s beats.

He had such a distinct sound and style, no one was touching Ye on the beats during this period.

This video was taken during the recording process of “Graduation” in 2007, but the song Kanye spins up here was never even released.

Still, the beat is fire and you can see Kanye’s recording and writing process, how he gets the idea for the song based off the sample.

This video is a little window into Kanye’s process, but also his personality. Before all the stresses and tragedies in his life took place and he was just happily making beats, chopping up old soul songs, and wearing polos.

Kanye will always be one of our favorites and we’ll inevitably bang with whatever he makes next, as he’s supposedly holed up on a Wyoming mountain making his album. But, we must admit, we can’t help but fondly look back of the ol’ days with a little bit of sadness.

Happy birthday Yeezy, keep doing you.