Jay-Z is easily one of modern music’s most revered names and that status is set to be garnished with another layer of legendary.
For, the US Library Of Congress has announced that it’ll be archiving one of the rapper’s most celebrated albums.
The mogul’s 2001 LP ‘The Blueprint’ leads the list of projects set to formally preserved by the National Recording Registry; the honor sees such releases officially bestowed with recognition of being of cultural significance.
Also receiving the esteemed status – which is billed as “reflect(ing) our past, present, and future” – is Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam,’ Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Superfly,’ Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She’s So Unusual,’ and Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September.’
One of the most notable entries in the contemporary climate is Lauryn Hill‘s ‘Miseducation’ – which was inducted in 2015.
Suffice to say, Jay is in great company!
The news comes on the heels of GLAAD’s announcement that Jay and wife Beyonce will be recognised for their LGBTQ advocacy. It also comes in the wake of confirmation that the Roc Nation maestro will be performing at the historic Woodstock 50.