JAY-Z's iconic 2001 album The Blueprint will be added to the National Library of Congress' archives, Pitchfork points out. Curtis Mayfield's 1972 record Supalfy and Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddamn" will also be inducted into the archives, the National Recording Registry announced on Wednesday.
Blueprint is JAY's sixth studio album and is widely regarded as one of his best works. The full-length also notably marks some of Kanye West and Just Blaze's first breakout production credits. West produced four cuts on the project including "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" which became JAY's first top ten single as a lead artist, while Just Blaze produced the Grammy-nominated "Song Cry" among others.