Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was inducted into the Rock & Hall of Fame. The legendary comedian Dave Chappelle provided a moving tribute for Jay-Z as he became one of the few rappers to ever be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Hova, my friend. I’m a fan. I’m honored that I got a chance to know you. You embody Black excellence, how great we can be. When Barack Obama was running for president, I sat in an arena in Columbus, and watched you influence the crowd and make sure we’re unified and vote as a body. I understand who you are. And I understand what you do and I a very grateful for your contribution to this art. And I am honored to be the n—- that gets to say, ‘My n—-, welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.’”
Chappelle was not the only A-list guest to step on the stage and provide a few moving words about the Brooklyn native. Former President Barack Obama also offered a few kind words about his friend and legendary artist.
After Chappelle and Obama introduced the Reasonable Doubt rapper, Jay-Z did what he does best. He used his word to encapsulate what it means to go from being a kid in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn to becoming a Rock & Hall of Fame inductee.