'The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse', the seventh studio album by Jay-Z, was released on November 12, 2002. The album contains two discs. The first disc entitled "The Gift" features mainstream, pop-oriented music. The second disc entitled "The Curse" contains dark, emotional, and bravado street songs. 'Blueprint 2' is certified 3x Platinum, selling more than 3 million units.