publication date: Monday, September 24, 2007 (part of Round XXXI)
clue: Eight best-selling albums in eight years formed the blueprint for this jazzy rapper's dynasty.
explanation: Jay-Z was a successful rapper who released a best-selling album each year from 1996 to 2003, including The Blueprint and The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. The word "jazzy" was a reference to his original stage name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, Shawn Brandt, Greg Bair, Jason Evans, and Jacob Martin