Jay-Z and 9/11 have always been linked. The typical Tuesday drop of his first Blueprint CD Ã¢â‚¬â€œ generally regarded as his best work Ã¢â‚¬â€œ was Sept. 11, 2001, and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spent the time since doing benefit concerts and donating to relief funds, something IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always appreciated.
Jay dropped the Blueprint 3 album this past Tuesday, pushed up from Sept. 11 (today) because of leaks. Or at least thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s his story; itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more likely he wanted a full week to sell CDs to pump up his sales numbers. Regardless, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s obviously trying to recreate the magic of the first one with the release date, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cool by me.