One of Jay-Z’s best albums and a definite classic is his 2001 release ‘The Blueprint’. The recording is amongst 25 albums that will be entered in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry this year.
The album was originally released September 11th, the same day the Twin Towers collapsed during a terrorist attack in New York City. It spawned singles like “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Girls, Girls, Girl,” “Jigga That N***a,” “Renegade” featuring Eminem, and the Nas’ diss “Takeover.”
“’The Blueprint’ demonstrates JAY-Z’s range, from battle raps throwing shade on his lyrical adversaries such as Nas and Prodigy of Mob Deep, to triumphant anthems about life at the top, to heartfelt examinations of his personal history,” said the Library in their press release.
Other inductees that will go in with Hov’s ‘The Blueprint’ are Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September,” Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 album She’s So Unusual, Ritchie Valens’ 1958 single “La Bamba,” Curtis Mayfield’s 1972 album Superfly, and Nina Simone’s 1964 single “Mississippi Goddam.”