14 years ago, New York City was hit with the biggest terrorist attack in American history. The 9/11 World Trade Center attacks shook up the city in ways unimaginable and still has after effects that linger today. While 9/11/01 is synonymous with terrorism in NYC, two of the city’s most popular rappers dropped albums that same day.
JAY Z arguably dropped his best album ever on 9/11. The Blueprint strayed away from Hov’s traditional hit-making formula, trading in his old sound for a more soulful based sample sonic offering. In the process, the album cut cemented two producers as the at the time sound of tomorrow: Kanye West and Just Blaze. The Blueprint featured stand out songs like: “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Song Cry,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love),” “Takeover,” “The Ruler’s Back,” and “Renegade” (featuring Eminem.) Yes, we know that’s damn near half the album, but let’s just say this is definitely a classic.
JAY Z wasn’t the only Brooklyn based MC to drop a project on 9/11.
Two Brooklyn bred rappers dropped albums on the same day NYC endured its biggest tragedy ever….