Today In Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Releases “The Blueprint 2.1″

On this day, April 8, in hip-hop history…

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2003: Jay-Z releases The Blueprint 2.1, a supplemental album created of remixes, b-sides and songs previously released on his most recent effort The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse. The album sported one single, the Neptunes-produced “La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again),” and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The project is also notable for its inclusion of songs like “U Don’t Know (Remix)” with Roc-A-Fella signees M.O.P. and “Beware of the Boys,” a remixed version of Punjabi MC’s “Mundian To Bach Ke.”