In 2001, Jay-Z release the classic album The BluePrint, and 18 years later the album will now be entered into the Library of Congress.
The announcement was made on Wednesday March 20th that the Library has picked 25 recordings to be entered into its Registry. The Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden explained why those 25 songs were chosen this year.
“The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriched our souls, the voices that tell our stories, and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
The other audio clips that were chosen include songs by Earth, Wind & Fire, music from the Super Fly movie and the announcement of Dr. King’s death given by Robert F. Kennedy.