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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the blueprint. 10 years later.

I was never a huge Jay-Z fan till The Blueprint dropped. I appreciated what his earlier albums did for the game. Especially his debut, Reasonable Doubt. But it was Blueprint that got my head rocking. It was the album that I saw Jigga as an emcee. It's debatable to say if he's a rapper or an emcee, but on Blueprint, he held his own and brought his skills to the microphone. Blueprint was also the album where I was introduced to a young kid on the production tip, Kanye West. You might have heard of him. He's had some hits here and there. Actually, two of the tracks Kanye did the beat for on the album remain to be my two favorite Jay joints. Girls, Girls Girls and Heart of the City. For the younger fans, it's the time to get your hands on the album and listen to it. Take it in. Notice how Jay Z has progressed and what he has been missing since the release. But overall, how good that album was and why it still is one of the best Hip Hop records of all time. Still. 10 years later.