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21 Essential 21st-Century Albums

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21 Essential 21st-Century Albums

Jay-Z, "Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse" (2002)

Jigga's fifth No. 1 album in a row truly was a blueprint (and, some might argue, a curse), cementing the pattern countless hip-hop and R&B albums have imitated since: a) a variety of styles with a pop-friendly slant; b) numerous ... more

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