Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ Album Headed To The Library Of Congress

Contributed By Nia Seaton

The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Jay-Z’s iconic album The Blueprint will be archived in the National Recording Registry. The album has been recognized for its lyrical excellence and will be archives as a culturally important classic.

America’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world will soon add Jay-Z’s The Blueprint. This will be the first rap album from the 21st century to be added to the archives.

The album was released on September 11, 2001 by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. It was also ranked 464th on Rolling Stone’s magazine 500 greatest albums of all time in 2012  This was Jay-Z’s sixth studio album and is now being recognized for its achievements by The Library of Congress

Jay-Z donated a dollar from every ticket sold on the The Blueprint tour to relief efforts. The album also marked the first time Kanye West was introduced, due to his production on four of the tracks. Music critics consider the 13-track album one of JAY-Z’s best projects in addition to being one of the greatest rap albums of all time.

Congratulations to Jay-Z!