On this day in Hip-Hop history, Jay Z released his sixth studio album The Blueprint.
On this day in 2001, Jay Z released his sixth album The Blueprint on Roc-A-Fella. Despite the album being untimely released on the day of the terrorist attack, The Blueprint sold over 420,000 copies it's first week and soon certified multi-platinum.
The album featured production by Just Blaze, Timbaland, Eminem, and a young Kanye West. The set featured three smash hits that all reached the top ten on the charts, including the Kanye produced joint "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." The Blueprint featured Eminem as its only guest artist.
Also on this day...
2001 - Professor Griff released his fifth solo album And the Word Became Flesh on the Right Stuff.
2001 - Fabolous released his debut studio album Ghetto Fabolous on Desert Storm.
2007 - 50 Cent released his third studio album Curtis on Shady/Aftermath.
2007 - Kanye West released his third album Graduation on Roc-A-Fella.
2012 - Juicy J released the single "Bandz a Make Her Dance" on Columbia.
2015 - Jay Rock's released his second album 90059 on Top Dawg.