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The Blueprint
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Description: The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 11, 2001 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States. Its release was set a week earlier than initially planned in order to combat bootlegging. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2001 at Manhattan Center Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City. Contrasting the radio-friendly sound of Jay-Z's previous work, The Blueprint features soul-based sampling and production handled primarily by Kanye West and Just Blaze. At the time of its recording, Jay-Z was awaiting two criminal trials, one for gun possession and another for assaul ... (more)
Manufacturer: Roc-A-Fella
Release date: 11 September 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731458639626 UPC: 731458639626
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"Jay-Z perfected his dealer-turned-C.E.O. pose on this seesaw of sharp brags and introspection backed by soulful, sample-based beats. Arrogant yet wounded, the self-anointed King of New Yorkโ€™s portfolio went through the roof here. Standout track: โ€œIzzo (H.O.V.A.)โ€ "

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