Today In Hip-Hop: Jay Z Drops ‘The Blueprint 3′

On this day, September 8, in hip-hop history... 2009: The Blueprint 3 was the final installment in Jay Z's Blueprint trilogy that started with 2001's instant classic The Blueprint and continued on with The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse in 2002. BP3 was Jay Z's eleventh studio album and became his eleventh album to debut at number-one in the United States, breaking the record he had previously shared with Elvis Presley. It sold 476,000 copies in its first week before topping out at 1.9 million copies sold as of today. The album is notable for featuring Jay Z's first single ...

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