We were given a rare glimpse into Jay Z’s life Thursday (June 15) when Hov took to Twitter to list the many rappers who inspired him over his long career.

Jay began the 90-minute tweetstorm simply by saying “Thank you to all the people that have inspired me,” before launching into an extensive list of other artists who have made a meaningful contribution to the game. He reserved special praise for President Barack Obama, calling him “the greatest rapper of all time.”

The thread followed Jay Z’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday night.

Of course, we can’t forget that Jay is 47 now, and not a regular Twitter user. The thread got a little rocky at times, with Jay even asking “Somebody find that reply I just hit please,” but he managed to bring it back, though he had to promise us all that he wasn’t drunk.

So who made the list? Too many for us to name… Luckily, Jay Z has got it covered. Take it away, Hov.

All that aside, Jay showed love to anybody out there making music for any reason: “Anyway salute to anybody who made a song to feed their family or just vent.”