JAY-Z’s “The Blueprint” to Be Archived in Library of Congress

Posted on March 20th, 2019
Denver Lark

JAY-Z’s The Blueprint will be archived in the Library of Congress.The Blueprint, the rappers sixth studio album is considered to be one of his greatest works and will be archived alongside a number of memorable classics such as John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Radiohead’s OK Computer.

The National Recording Registry announced today that the new batch of recordings which “reflect our past, present, and future” also includes Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” and more, according to the Associated Press.

The Registry will also preserve Robert F. Kennedy’s speech following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. One of last year’s archives included Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and Chic’s “Le Freak.”

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