Today In Hip-Hop: Jay Z Releases ‘The Blueprint’

On this day, September 11, in hip-hop history.. 2001:  It's no secret that September 11, 2001 is one of the darkest days in American history. There were far more important events going on in the country than the release of a new Jay Z album that day. To call the release of Jay Z's magnum opus, The Blueprint, on September 11, 2001 "bittersweet" seems somehow disrespectful to the victims of the World Trade Center attack but The Blueprint remains one of the most important albums in hip-hop history. Despite the tragic events of the day, The Blueprint is consistently ranked as one of the best albums ...

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