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The rapper Jay Z has been [recognition / recognized] for his prolific and influential songwriting [career / careen] by being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He becomes the first hip-hop artist to [be / been] inducted into the Hall. The Hall's [mission / missionary] is to, "preserve, honor and celebrate the [lethargy / legacy] of the great songwriters whose work has [enriched / enriching] the world’s culture". Jay Z's real name is Shawn Carter. He grew up in a poor area of New York, where he went to school with future rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes. He [got / get] into hip-hop and became one of the best-selling musicians [from / of] all-time. He has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is also a successful businessman and [owes / owns] an upmarket sports bar in New York and the music [steaming / streaming] service Tidal.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama inducted Jay Z [into / onto] the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Obama expressed his [admires / admiration] for Jay Z, saying: "Like all of you, I am [the / a] fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay Z since I was a young and [hungrily / hungry] state senator. I'm pretty sure I'm still the only [president / precedent] to listen to Jay Z's music in the White House." Mr Obama said Jay Z should also be [considered / considerable] a "true American [originality / original] " for his contribution to rap and American culture. He called Jay Z the "greatest rapper of all time". Jay Z's music publisher Jon Platt [accepts / accepted] the award on his [behoove / behalf] . He said: "Jay Z would tell up-and-coming hip-hop artists today that there can be no mistake or question that you are [indeed / deed] songwriters."

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