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bigfave
November 26th 2007



32 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Some of these songs are not as great as most reviewers say such as "No Hooks". The lyrics aren't that tight nor does it have a burnin fire in it. I've heard hundreds of hookless songs that are better. "Hello Brooklyn 2.0" is also just a ride on the beat and I ain't a fan of "Blue Magic" but it ain't wack. But the top 4 songs are "Roc Boys", "Success (even though he quotes Eminem in the begginning with the success line), "Ignorant S***", and "Fallin" are all hot. Thats all I have on the Ipod but the rest of the album is decent. I would give it a 3.

MUNGOLOID
February 22nd 2008



4290 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The whole album is awesome and has an old school jazzy vibe which is soothing and matches the style of recent jay-z. The production is on point and The Neptunes kill it in a way that sounds so new and different. DJ Toomp has gives Jay-Z one of his greatest beats ever.

As for the rhymes themselves, they are almost perfect. They're on the same level as The Blueprint and show that Jay-Z still got it even at his 40's.

ninjuice
March 3rd 2008



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's a good review, except a 4.5 should go to the Black Album. This is better than Kingdom Come but not that great.

ninjuice
May 5th 2008



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Decided to try this again - and it's a lot better than I remember. Lots of great tracks on here, besides "Hello Brooklyn 2", which sucks.
edit: I wonder what idiot negged this too.This Message Edited On 05.05.08

AtavanHalen
May 6th 2008



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Roc Boys in tha bulidin' tonight!

ninjuice
July 2nd 2008



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I fail to see what's wrong with "Sweet". One of the best songs to me, easy.

ninjuice
July 24th 2008



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just found a tight remix of Roc Boys with the music from Don't Stop Till You Get Enough behind it.
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1262065
It's worth getting all the other songs with it.

michaelbchnn
August 30th 2008



41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

4.5 is to high for this album. 4.5 and 5's should aonly go to albums that made an impact on the musical landscape. This is a great album but it didn't change anything.

ninjuice
August 30th 2008



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

4.5's don't have to go to albums that made an "impact". That's what 5's are for - hence it being "classic".

joshuatree
Emeritus
August 30th 2008



3743 Comments


ninjuice is right, a 4.5 isn't usually that big a deal, but i really dont like this near as much as i used to. When I first got this I loved it, but its died down quite a bit for me since.

AtavanHalen
August 30th 2008



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pray and Roc Boys are easily the best here, arguably some of the best of Jigga's career.

MiK
December 17th 2008



240 Comments


Pray and Blue Magic are the best, but I have yet to give the entire album a listen.

Hollow
April 19th 2009



263 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I don't have this album yet but now I'm sure I need it.

absurdismwine
April 19th 2009



304 Comments


download it

Hollow
April 19th 2009



263 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Already did heh.

PuddleSwimmer
June 22nd 2009



1457 Comments


I like Jay-Z and all, but it's funny because his Death Of Auto-Tune song could uh...use some Auto-Tune

Hollow
June 22nd 2009



263 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Not sure about that, Jigga has always done fine without though but he's getting old too.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2009



8327 Comments


auto tune is the gayest thing ever period

ninjuice
June 22nd 2009



6760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jay isn't singing enough to need Auto-tune, which is gay anyways.

Hollow
June 22nd 2009



263 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Agreed



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