September marked the 10th anniversary of one of Jay Z's greatest albums, The Blueprint. To help celebrate, Hov has released a limited edition version of the album on vinyl, which will come in two discs and will also be blue and numbered. There's only 2001 copies available at $36 a pop.
The Blueprint includes classics such as Izzo (H.O.V.A), Girls, Girls, Girls and Renegade. The LP was released on September 11, 2001 and sold 426,000 copies it's first week, becoming Jay Z's fourth consecutive number-one album. VIBE gave it 5 stars and named it the Best Album of the year, while Rolling Stone list it as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time and Pitchfork ranked it number 5 on their top 200 albums of 2000's.
Producers on the album include Just Blaze, Kanye West and Timbaland. The Blueprint trilogy was preceded by The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (released in November 2002) and the final The Blueprint 3 (released September 2009), both reached # 1.
Purchase a copy here. --Brittny Pierre