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A List Of The People Who Have Inspired Jay Z, According To His Heartfelt Tweets

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After being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jay Z recently praised, in a string of adorable tweets, the many who have inspired him. Here are those people:

1. Rakim

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2. Big Daddy Kane

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3. KRS-One

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4. Chuck D

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5. Ice Cube

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6. Jaz-O

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7. Eminem

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8. André 3000

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9. Nas

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10. The Notorious B.I.G.

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11. Tupac Shakur

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12. J Cole

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13. Kendrick Lamar

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14. Chance The Rapper

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15. Lauryn Hill

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16. Nicki Minaj

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17. MC Lyte

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18. Queen Latifah

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19. Common

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20. Kanye West

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21. Drake

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22. Meek Mill

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23. Run—D.M.C.

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24. Grandmaster Caz

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25. LL Cool J

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26. 2 Chainz

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27. Cam'ron

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28. Q-Tip

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29. T.I.

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30. De La Soul

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31. Ice T

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32. Kool G Rap

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33. Melle Mel

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34. Kurupt

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35. The Lox

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36. Lupe Fiasco

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37. Mos Def

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38. Foxy Brown

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39. Rick Ross

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40. Quavo

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41. Future

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42. Travis Scott

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44. Redman

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45. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon

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46. Busta Rhymes

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47. Treach

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48. Young Thug

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49. Lil Wayne

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50. Lil Kim

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52. Wale

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53. MC Eiht

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54. Too Short

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55. E-40

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56. Mac Dre

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57. 50 Cent

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58. Big L

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59. Big Pun

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60. Digable Planets

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61. Pusha T

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62. Playboi Carti

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63. A$AP Rocky

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64. Sean Price

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65. Mobb Deep

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66. Kid Cudi

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67. Tyler, The Creator

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68. Earl Sweatshirt

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69. Snoop Dogg

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70. Slick Rick

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71. Pimp C

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72. Bun B

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73. Big Sean

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74. Sauce Money

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75. Mac Miller (because he nice, too, though)

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