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44 Artists & Industry Elite On The Legacy Of JAY-Z & His Discography

It’s no surprise the release of JAY-Z’s 4:44 is at the forefront of 2018’s Grammy nominations. To mainstream media, it was the response to Lemonade they were fiendin…

Jay Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Albums Have Been Removed From TIDAL’s Streaming Competition

Jay Z really wants you to sign up for TIDAL. A Spotify rep told Pitchfork that the Jigga Man has removed all three ‘Blueprint’ albums (The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2…

A Look Back at Jay-Z’s Career Highlights Up Through ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Ever wonder how Jay-Z became a rap legend? VIBE takes a look at some of Jigga man’s career highlights up through the release of his recent 12th studio album, Magna Carta…

‘The Blueprint’ Turns 11: VIBE Salutes Jay-Z’s G.O.A.T. Album [Interviews, Essays & Debates]

The Blueprint wasn’t Jay-Z’s first or final classic album (see the uber-lyrical Reasonable Doubt and pseudo-swan song, The Black Album, respectively). However…

Jay Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl

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…

V Exclusive: J. Cole Calls The Blueprint a ‘Classic,’ Names His Favorite Song

Ten-years after its release, Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, is still mentioned amongst the best hip-hop albums of all…

Blueprint At 10: Pusha T Breaks Down Hov’s White Lines In ‘Never Change’

The G.O.O.D. Music heavyweight chimes on Jay-Z’s coke rap candor VIBE: On “Never Change,” Jay-Z speaks about retaining the…

Royce Da 5’9″ Compares The Original ‘Renegade’ to Jay-Z’s Version: ‘It Helped Me Grow’

Bad Meets Evil half Royce Da 5’9″ tells how The Blueprint‘s sole collaboration treked from Motown to Marcy “Renegade” started out as a…

Jadakiss And Kendrick Lamar Debate Jay-Z and Nas’ Infamous Battle: ‘Takeover’ Vs. ‘Ether’

JADAKISS SAYS: I didn’t really like the “Takeover” beat. But the words—you know what the words are…