Jay-Z’s sixth studio album “The Blueprint” was announced as one of the 25 audio recordings to be inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
According to CBS News, on Wednesday the Library announced the batch of recordings that will be preserved for future generations to come. Music from across all genres are picked for preservation as they represent the “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.”
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives. The influence of recorded sound over its nearly 160-year history has been profound and technology has increased its reach and significance exponentially. The Library of Congress and its many collaborators are working to preserve these sounds and moments in time, which reflect our past, present, and future.”
Jay-Z dropped “The Blueprint” back in 2001 and it reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album featured some of his classic hits, including, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Song Cry.”
Other classic recordings to be inducted into the National Recording Registry include Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” album, Earth Wind & Fire’s classic record “September,” and many others.
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On this day in #RocHistory, #JAYZ’s #TheBlueprint, his sixth studio album, is being inducted into the #NationalRecordingRegistry of the @librarycongress as an aural treasure worthy of preservation because of it’s cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.