The Blueprint, Vol. 2: The Gift and the Curse (Explicit)
by Jay Z
Released: Nov 2002
Following up his classic LP The Blueprint, Hova returns with this ambitious and extensive collection of streetwise but commercial-friendly jams. Balancing deeply personal lyrics with soulful production from Kanye West, Just Blaze and others, this LP includes mega-hits like "Excuse Me Miss" and "'03 Bonnie & Clyde."