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The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its 2018 inductees on Tuesday (February 6)m and according to its website, Jermaine Dupri is among this year’s class.
The North Carolina native’s first hit came in 1992 with Kriss Kross’ “Jump” and since then, he’s penned numerous chart-topping singles, including Usher’s “My Boo” featuring Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us” and Monica’s “The First Night.”
Dupri’s induction marks only the second time a Hip Hop artist has been given the honor and the So So Def legend clearly couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. The seasoned producer took to Twitter to celebrate the announcement with a video and caption that read, “I can’t fucking believe this!!”
“Man, look at god, look at god, look at god,” the Grammy Award winner says in the clip. “Yo I was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. I don’t know what else to say, but ahhhhhh!”
This year’s elite group of songwriters, which also includes members of Kool & The Gang, John Mellencamp, Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson and Allee Willis, will be honored at the 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 14 in New York City.
Check out Dupri’s posts above.