Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ is Inducted Into the Library of Congress

By Tiarra Mukherjee Mar 21, 2019

Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to add to its National Recording Registry, intended to preserve and honor works of art for future generations.  On March 20, Jay-Z’s  2001 magnum opus “The Blueprint” joined the prestigous group, reports Pitchfork, making it the most current entry available.

The titles, which include the likes of John Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" and Curtis Mayfield’s "Superfly," are chosen for their cultural and aesthetic resonance. Hov’s landmark album joins a short list of hip hop inductees that already includes Public Enemy’s “Fear of a Black Planet” and Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message.”