Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
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amanwithahammer
July 10th 2013


585 Comments


Wow the average went down fast. Will not bother listening to this

astrobrite
July 11th 2013


8 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lol @ white people not "getting" this. This isn't an album you're supposed to sit down and analyze. It's not supposed to be "deep", it's not supposed to challenge you with the lyrical content. The sounds 'Hove chooses on here are fun and catchy for the most part, and definitely "ride" for lack of a better term.



Don't get me wrong, Jay can put out a better record than this lyrically....but what does he have to prove? He wanted to put out a fun, simple record and that's what he did. Sure, subject matter is lacking and I don't dig a couple of the hooks (that Rick Ross joint gets skipped every time) but this record is fun and sounds great on a good system. People seriously giving this a one or comparing it to the steaming pile of shit that Eminem put out is laugh worthy.



Jay-Z isn't the same Jay that put out Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint 2, The Black Album, American Gangster, etc. It's unfair and kind of stupid to compare his recent efforts to those records...which is what I'm assuming people giving this a 1.5 or 1 are doing. This record is 'Hove having fun with nothing to prove.













Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2013


56436 Comments


Sorry I'm not simple minded

JazzHands333
July 11th 2013


314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

In what way is listening to Jay-Z talk about how many Basquiat paintings he has fun?

TMobotron
July 11th 2013


7236 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Lol @ white people not "getting" this.




No dude, we definitely "get" it. But it's kind of impossible to appreciate something for surface-level "fun" or "catchiness" when it's actually just boring as fuck.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2013


56436 Comments


"I went from the favorite to the most hated
But would you rather be underpaid or overrated?"

"This line refers to Jay dumbing down his music in order have a broader fanbase and becoming considered one of the greatest rappers alive by many casual rap listeners as a result."

lol thanks rapgenius, god if I have to hear another 14 year old on youtube say Jay-Z is the greatest rapper along with Eminem I'm going to off myself

astrobrite
July 11th 2013


8 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Neither am I.



I feel bad that you can't enjoy the simple things in life. If I want to listen to something challenging or lyrical I'll put on Sunn O))) or Swans or Company Flow or some shit like that...but some days I'm like fuck it, I don't want listening to music to be a task or a chore, I want to put on something fun & simple in the whip like Gucci Mane or this and have fun. Sucks you'll never understand that.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2013


56436 Comments


OK now who's being really white

Cygnatti
July 11th 2013


32761 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

god I love rapgenius sometimes

astrobrite
July 11th 2013


8 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@Tmobotron What's a record (that's not boring) you appreciate for surface level fun then?

Cygnatti
July 11th 2013


32761 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

daft punk - discovery



5 it

irrevrent
July 11th 2013


115 Comments


Mediocrity? Is whats hot on the street now?

JazzHands333
July 11th 2013


314 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Mediocrity bumps in the whip

TMobotron
July 11th 2013


7236 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

@Tmobotron What's a record (that's not boring) you appreciate for surface level fun then?




Ugh dude there's plenty of stuff I enjoy that way. From this year alone, Sophie's Bipp/Elle release, albums from Swindle, Disclosure, Lights, Letherette, and Kacey Musgraves. I have no trouble enjoying something light, in fact I find it pretty refreshing to find a nice fun album that isn't "deep" or whatever. It's just that this album isn't anything. It's not fun, it's not deep, the beats aren't memorable (though they are probably the best aspect). It's just bad, bland, and boring.

Gwyn.
July 11th 2013


17169 Comments


""This line refers to Jay dumbing down his music in order have a broader fanbase and becoming considered one of the greatest rappers alive by many casual rap listeners as a result."

lol thanks rapgenius, god if I have to hear another 14 year old on youtube say Jay-Z is the greatest rapper along with Eminem I'm going to off myself"

This is implying his music was ever particularly hard for the masses to like

tommygun
July 11th 2013


26847 Comments


gay thread wow

Gwyn.
July 11th 2013


17169 Comments


most threads in sputnik are

Wolfhorde
July 11th 2013


15373 Comments


IN sputnik. going deep I see.

Oh yeah, the Run The Jewels LP would be - if you want it to be - some good surface fun shit. Oh, and Cakes Da Killa.

Underflow
July 11th 2013


4868 Comments


Was literally laughing when the Smells Like Teen Spirit bit came on in the first track.

Gyromania
July 11th 2013


26605 Comments


I know that you're being le trol XD right now and it's probably hilarious or something, but is the rating in any part sincere? I like your reviews, I'd be interested in seeing it justified.

i could never justify a 5 rating, I'm just bored :P



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