Watch Barack Obama Honor Jay Z With Songwriters Hall of Fame Speech

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted Jay Z – the first rapper to receive the honor – at a Thursday ceremony where former president Barack Obama provided a video tribute for "a friend of mine and first-ballot Hall of Famer."

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