lol, once again other n!iggas bringin DOOM into the conversation. Blueprint isn't even the best mainstream rap album released in the last 15 years, there's no reason to even bring the underground into this discussion. In terms of playability, innovation, lyrical strength, concept, and sheer amount of classic songs I can name a shit-ton of albums off the top of my head that beat Blueprint.
Marshall Mathers LP
Black on Both Sides
Hell Hath No Fury
fuck, the Black Album was better than Blueprint, c'mon son. And that's not even counting the scores of classic albums that were released in the early 90s that completely influenced Jay-Z's style and have made an exponentially bigger impact on the game.
Agreed. Wasn't Reasonable doubt better than The Blueprint anyway?