Jay Z released his classic album The Blueprint in 2001 and now it’s been archived by the Library Of Congress.
The National Recording Registry submitted Hov’s sixth studio LP to the Library Of Congress as a classic work made in the United States. Mr. Carter joins a prestigious group of former inductees including N.W.A. (Straight Outta Compton), Earth, Wind & Fire (September), Run-D.M.C. (Raising Hell), and Curtis Mayfield (Superfly).
This is a terrific sign for hip hop, which has taken over as the most popular genre of music in the world. Perhaps this event will open the door for further Jay classics to make the cut.
The Blueprint contains 13 songs and contributions from Eminem, Kanye West, Robert Miller, Samuel Barnes, Bobby Byrd, Justin Smith, Tom Brock, and more.
Jay Z recently won Best International Group with his wife Beyoncé at the 2019 BRIT Awards. He’s got new music with Jay Electonica on the way and will perform at Woodstock 2019 mid-August. You can grab tickets here.
Sean has been helping 21 Savage with his ICE deportation case, even going to the lengths of providing him with legal council. This falls in line with a common theme of philanthropy including his criminal reform efforts with Meek Mill.
Congratulations to Jay Z on the incredible accomplishment.