HipHopDX – Happy Father’s Day! This week in Hip Hop, Jay Z stayed busy, getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, announcing a potential release date for his mysterious 4:44 project, tweeting out a list of his influences and reportedly becoming a father two more times.

Plus, All Eyez On Me arrived in theaters with a celebrity-packed premiere in Los Angeles, and we also got to see Amber Rose break the internet with a very NSFW picture. Lastly, XXL’s 2017 Freshman List came out and was met with plenty of criticism from the Hip Hop community.

President Obama Honors Jay Z

Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (June 15) and was honored by President Barack Obama during the ceremony’s gala via a pre-recorded video.

“I’m pretty sure I’m still the only President to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office,” Obama says in the video. “That may change at some point, but I’m pretty sure that’s true now.”

Jay tweeted out the video on Twitter and it was among many messages he let off during a random tweetstorm, listing his rap favorites and influences. Jay

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