He can be forgotten about. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't rap good anymore. He will still give it to anyone. The Blueprint 3 is somewhere between the two, closer to the vitality and energy of the original but not without the crossover bids and guest features of the latter albeit much better this time. From there, he branches out with a calculating type of finesse, drawing in certain demographics via a roster of guests, from hardcore to teens to the backpacker crowd. That is annoying given you could not play it around your family.
From there, he branches out with a calculating type of finesse, drawing in certain demographics via a roster of guests, from Young Jeezy hardcore to Drake teens to Kid Cudi the backpacker crowd. The beat isn't rough like old school hip-hop, but is rather smooth, hip, and electronic. But even tho Just blaze was missed. Overall, the album sounds more pop oriented than hip hop, but it's what gives the album its futuristic edge. There's plenty more lyrical violence to come, but most of the targets are much safer than they were eight years earlier. Jay is upstaged once or twice by his guests, and while the productions are stellar throughout -- Timbaland appears three times, and No I.
Rihanna might be his new songstress. If you like him, buy it. Now, as the undisputed King of Hip-hop with his hustling past a distant memory, B by his side, and hanging with Deniro and other royalty, he is just out of touch with anything resembling struggle. I naively was expecting an album that hit home as quickly and with the impact of the original Blueprint. If you ever get the chance to see him live do it! Number 11's beat is mind rattling.
Add this Album to your collection. Hate is an okay song, but the production and content of the song seems out of place. His sound is like Old school remix. I don't care if Hov about to be 40. The only reason that people think of this as bad Jay-Z music is because his main focus is live instruments.
It's great to see one of hip hop's greats come back and kill it. I would recommend this to a friend love the album, don't get me wrong, but i agree with a couple others of these reviews, in that i think it could have been a little bit better. Alicia Keyz - Empire State Of Mind 06 Jay-Z Feat. Full professional and well worth the money. Luke Steele - What We Talkin' About 02 Jay-Z - Thank You 03 Jay-Z - D. The of the first volume was as vital as he'd ever been, storming back to the hardcore after a few years of commercial success.
So to make it short, don't listen to the leak if you plan on buying the album. What album this year beats this? It's been 22 months and Jay-Z returns with his 11th solo, and his 3rd of his Blueprint album series. The Blueprint 3 features some of music's well respected artists and showcases new and upcoming artists as well as as Roc Nation's new artist, J. Overall, it is a new sound for him. It's not Jay's fault; without an ounce of struggle, what's there to rap about? Death of Auto-Tune , proves that the auto-tune fad is now just a gimick rather than a change in hip hop.
I just wanted to experience another one. Yeah he had millions when the Blueprint came out, but he wasn't the leader of the pack, he had things to prove, his past was still in recent memory, and he didn't have B by his side. I admire Jay-z's lyrical style and power, but this project seems to be more focused on the music behind it, than on the lyrics. The chorus is on some auto-tune type stuff and the verses are not good by kanye or jay. Kanye West - Hate 13 Jay-Z - Reminder 14 Jay-Z Feat.
Death of Auto-Tune , Run this Town, Empire State of Mind, Real as It Gets, Off That I would recommend this to a friend This is overall a good album, and is what it was expected to be. The King of Hip Hop effortlessly maintains his throne with clever lyrics and production from heavyweights including Timbaland and Kanye West among others. If you are not familiar with him, sample it first. A couple of the songs that I have heard so far are just average, and I think he just wanted to collabarate with certain people. But how many millions is this gonna sell? Kanye West is in the producer's chair for seven tracks, and it's clear he was reaching for the same energy level as the original Blueprint which he produced.
Review Text When Jay-Z first made a series out of his best album, 2001's The Blueprint, it became a game of high expectations. I think that their is a lot of replay value on this album. This is a must buy. Jay-Z has lost some of his steam, but that is no reason to pass this album up. The greatest hip-hop albums of all time all used emotions as a vehicle for greatness, this album lacks emotionality, and merely highlights his status as an amazing rapper, with an amazing life, reppin an amazing city. Young Jeezy - Real As It Gets 07 Jay-Z Feat.
This man will go down as a legend. Swizz Beatz - On To The Next One 08 Jay-Z Feat. I'd say there are 2 near classics, 2 ok songs, the other 11 are good, a few are real good. He's expanding and growing as an artist. Jay will never stop selling cuz he gave birth to an era. A nice album for his fans, but he has had better albums in the past. Take time out to actually listen to what he is saying! Kanye West is in the producer's chair for seven tracks, and it's clear he was reaching for the same energy level as the original Blueprint which he produced.