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Jay Z Randomly Pops Up on Twitter, Gives Props to 96 Rappers Who "Inspire" Him

B a rapper too!

Jay Z tweets as often as Jay Electronica releases new music, which is basically never. But on Thursday evening (June 15), after being the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Hov randomly popped up on Twitter and over the course of nine tweets, shouted out 96 different rappers or rap acts who, he says, have inspired him. (Oh, and President Obama, the "greatest rapper of all-time.")

While we still don't know if there's a new album coming— yes, we do, there totally is—what we do know is that Memphis Bleek is nowhere to be found (as of press time) and Kanye didn't receive his mention until 19 other rappers filled up his character count. Oh, and Jay is deleting Twitter in the morning, so take screen shots!

The full list:

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  1. Rakim
  2. Big Daddy Kane
  3. KRS-One
  4. Chuck D
  5. Ice Cube
  6. Jaz-O
  7. Eminem
  8. Andre 3k
  9. Nas
  10. Notorious B.I.G
  11. 2Pac
  12. J. Cole
  13. Kendrick Lamar
  14. Chance The Rapper
  15. Jay Electronica
  16. Lauryn Hill
  17. Nicki Minaj
  18. MC Lyte
  19. Queen Latifah
  20. Common
  21. Kanye
  22. Drake
  23. Meek Mill
  24. Run-DMC
  25. Grandmaster Caz 
  26. LL Cool J
  27. 2 Chainz
  28. Cam'ron
  29. T.I.
  30. Q-Tip
  31. Black Thought
  32. Pharoahe Monch
  33. Scarface
  34. De La Soul
  35. Ice-T
  36. Kool G Rap
  37. Melle Mel
  38. Kurupt
  39. The Lox
  40. DMX
  41. ScHoolboy Q
  42. Ab-Soul
  43. Lupe Fiasco
  44. Mos Def
  45. Foxy Brown
  46. Rick Ross
  47. Quavo
  48. Future
  49. Travis Scott
  50. Tee Grizzley (who Jay says has the BEST song out right now)
  51. Redman
  52. Ghostface Killah
  53. Raekwon
  54. Busta Rhymes
  55. Treach (of Naughty By Nature)
  56. Young Thug (or Slim, maybe, probably not)
  57. Beyonce ("B a rapper too!")
  58. Lil Wayne
  59. Juvenile
  60. B.G.
  61. Nipsey Hussle
  62. Lil Kim
  63. Slaughterhouse (Yes, Joe Budden included.)
  64. Wale
  65. MC Eiht
  66. Too Short
  67. E-40
  68. Mac Dre
  69. 50 Cent
  70. Big L
  71. Showbiz & A.G.
  72. Nice & Smooth
  73. Fat Joe
  74. Big Punisher
  75. Digable Planets (especially Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler)
  76. Beanie Sigel
  77. Young Chris
  78. Freeway
  79. Styles P State Property
  80. Jeezy
  81. Pusha T
  82. Playboi Carti ("Magnolia" is incredible)
  83. ASAP Rocky
  84. Sean Price
  85. Mobb Deep
  86. Kid Cudi
  87. Tyler, The Creator
  88. Earl Sweatshirt
  89. Snoop Dogg
  90. Slick (Fuckin) Rick
  91. Pimp C
  92. Bun B
  93. Big Sean
  94. Sauce Money
  95. Fabolous
  96. Mac Miller (he's "nice too")

Jay joking around about not knowing how to use technology is the perfect ending to this piece. 



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