Add another notch in his constantly growing list of legendary accomplishments.
CBS News announced that JAY-Z‘ classic 2001 album, The Blueprint, will be added to Library Of Congress. The album will be joined by works from Cyndi Lauper, Dexter Gordon and Cab Calloway, and even a speech from Robert F. Kennedy, among others.
Earlier this week the Library of Congress revealed the 25 audio recordings to be inducted into the Registry, “a compendium of sound recordings deemed representative of America’s artistic, cultural and historic treasures.”
“The recordings in the Registry, which span all genres – from rock, pop, jazz, classical, country and gospel to Broadway and movies, radio and news broadcasts, and comedy albums – have been recognized as vital to our nation’s audio legacy” the article continues.
Among the 2019 additions: “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens (the 1987 movie based on Valens’ life, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2017), “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway, “Mississippi Goddam” by Nina Simone, Schoolhouse Rock! (all of it!), “September” by Earth Wind & Fire, Robert F. Kennedy’s speech on the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Super Fly by Curtis Mayfield.
This comes following the reveal that Jay is a headlining artist at the Woodstock 50 festival.