Fifteen years ago today on the same day America suffered its biggest ever terror attacks, Jay-Z released his magnum opus 'The Blueprint'. The album is a Hip Hop masterpiece and one of the greatest ever recorded in music full stop. With its emotive soul samples, a career Highlight verse from Eminem and Jigga at his most confident, witty and heartfelt.
Production was handled mainly by The Roc's young in house producers named Just Blaze and Kayne West, the former going on to be one of the greatest to every do it, and the latter, well.. that tale is for another day.
The Blueprint is a timeless classic which changed the game and still sounds as fresh as it did upon its release, a career defining moment from one of the best to ever touch the microphone.