Today in Tha Wire congrats to Hip Hop legend Jay Z on having his iconic album The Blueprint archived by the National Recording Registry. Better known as the Library of Congress, songs or recordings being considered gotta reach a specific set of achievements before getting the honor of preservation in the registry.  Per the registry website, sound recordings that..

"are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."

This no doubt is a big moment for Mr. Sean Carter and says a lot about his music credibility. The Blueprint dropped on one of the worst days in America, September 11, 2001. Incredibly the album still sold more than 427,000 copies in its first week, in spite of being released on the same day as 9/11.

Boasting 4 major singles like "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," "Girls, Girls, Girls", "Song Cry", and "Jigga That Nigga" Blueprint is now double-platinum with 2.7 million sold in the U.S. alone. According to The Source, recordings by music legends Nina Simone and Curtis Mayfield are also being achieved alongside Hov's album.

Jay Z joins rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’sThe Message”, and 2Pac’sDear Mama” with recordings preserved in the library. What's also cool is that The Blueprint is the first recording from the 21st century selected by the registry overall!

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Girlfriends tweet triggered an immediate dragging from Black Twitter furious she dissed the singer. What was so bad, she clearly didn't know who nor the incredible vocalist he is. She tried to clean up her ignorant statement but, fans weren't having it and continued to let her have it. Several celebs such as Wale, Missy Elliott and celebrated movie director/filmmaker Ava Duvernay had to chime in to let sis know she didn't know what the hell she was talking about....


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