From Hip Hop Wired
It’s been ten years since one of the nation’s biggest tragedies struck and stopped the world on the morning of September 11th. Coincidentally that date back in 2001 was also the day that Jay-Z released his sixth album, The Blueprint.
The LP was surrounded by controversy because of the escalated beef with Nas, the single “Izzo” and the soulful sound that marked a change in the hip-hop industry.
Selling an outstanding 420,000 copies in its first week during a time of declining sales and national panic, The Blueprint silenced critics and surprised the world.
CNN featured an article about the success of the album that introduced Kanye West and Just Blaze and defeated the odds.
Continued at Hip Hop Wired