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Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ Covers New Issue Of The Source

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of one of the most memorable albums in Hip-Hop history, The Source Magazine is featuring Jay-Z’s classic The Blueprint on the upcoming October cover.

From The Source:

Ten years after release of The Blueprint album, arguably Jay-Z’s finest piece of recorded work, the face of our October Source issue features album art of its cover.

With a “Blueprint Feature Package” written by Rap Radar’s head honcho, Elliott Wilson, and an exclusive interview with legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion, who shot Jay-Z for this album, this issue will remain a collector’s item for years to come.

Elliott Wilson:

“After his classic 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, ignited the streets, dazzled the critics, but didn’t move enough units, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter scrapped his bad marketing plan for a one-album discography and decided to drop new masterful work each and every year.

He emerged center stage with a fervent desire to be #1 in the post “Pac-Biggie” era.

No MC ever wanted the throne as much as Hov. If consistency kills, he was the Son of Sam, and by the time he got to his sixth album, his frustrated competitors were firing shots back.”

The Source’s October issue hits stores and stands on September 20th.

Take a peek at the full cover below.

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