Jay-Z Takes the National Recording Registry Into the 21st Century -- Literally

Billboard - 03-20

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"The Blueprint" is only the 10th hip-hop recording chosen for the registry, and the first ever inducted from this century. Jay-Z made history when his classic album The Blueprint was inducted into the National Recording Registry this week: It's the first recording released in the 21st century to receive that honor. The album was released in 2001 (on 9/11, as a matter of fact).