Jay-Z’s ‘ The Blueprint’ Turns 20 Today

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Jay-Z's Blueprint was released on Tuesday September 11, 2001.

The same day as 9/11.

Ironically that was not the scheduled release date.

He moved his album up due to bootleggers. Songs were leaking to the public.

Prior to 9/11, when a Jay-Z album dropped you went to the store EXPEDITIOUSLY to buy it that day.

But on 9/11 people were afraid to go out.

Blueprint had songs like, 'Girls, Girls, Girls', 'Song Cry' and the infamous 'Takeover'.

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