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Sept. 13, 2021

Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001). A Day of Infamy, An Album Like No Other.

Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001). A Day of Infamy, An Album Like No Other.

The crew discusses Jay-Z's sixth studio album, 2001's The Blueprint. The album was released ironically on the same day of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., leaving it overshadowed by tragedy. After the smoke cleared (literally and figuratively), the album emerged as one of the most revered and acclaimed projects to drop in the new millenium, captipulting the Roc-A-Fella CEO and emcee into a another galaxy of success and carrying on the momentum from the end of the 90s. Backed the production prowress of the likes of Just Blaze, Kanye West, Timbaland, Bink and Eminem, Jay-Z's braggadocious and confident persona shone through with razor sharp lyrics and an impeccable flow. It combined street sensabiities with commercial appeal and also started his infamous fued with fellow rap icon Nas in a battle that would define the next half decade.

Since it's release, it has contiously been hailed among the best music releases o tfhe new millenium and is consistently mentioned with Jay-Z best releases in his illustrious career.

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Show Notes:

Albumism: Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' Turns 20 | Anniversary Retrospective


Sterogum: 'The Blueprint' Turns 20


The Undefeated: 'The Blueprint' Changed: The legacy of Jay-Z's album 20 years later.


HotNewHipHop: Jay-Zs Izzo (H.O.V.A) Remains A Defining Moment In His Career


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