JAY-Z’s sixth studio album, The Blueprint, has reportedly been chosen for the Library Of Congress. According to the Associated Press, the album is certainly one of 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.
Other inductees embody “La Bamba,” ″Gunsmoke,” “Hair,” Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man,” Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” and Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual.”
Released in 2001 Def Jam Recordings, The Blueprint adopted 2000’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia and featured the Kanye West-produced “Takeover” and “Renegade” with Eminem.
Although the album’s launch coincided with the 9/11 assaults, The Blueprint bought over 427,000 copies in its first week, turning into Hov’s fourth consecutive album to achieve No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It has since been licensed double platinum by the RIAA.
In addition to The Blueprint, the Registry may even archive Robert F. Kennedy’s speech following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, simply two months earlier than Kennedy was killed.
Last 12 months’s additions included Run-DMC’s Raising Hell, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and Chic’s “Le Freak.”