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chug73
July 13th 2017


3165 Comments


It's a very personal album for him. Like I said, you can hear the depression in his voice.
I actually really like the introspection shown here.

sgtadderall
July 13th 2017


28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whyyy is there such a big disparity between critic reception and all the homies out here?? (for instance, this album has a critic average of 84 on metacritic) That's quite the spread.

EricArcadia
July 14th 2017


16 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Because people here like to hate on Jay, like how is his lyricism going to be brought up as a issue? His wordplay, flow, double entendres, allusions, switching between first person narratives to second person narratives, while connecting his own criticism to Kanye are all showcasing potent lyricism, yet he can't rap great currently?



Saying he can't Rap about anything else because of his wealth, what (he just gave an album on vulnerability, financial literacy, and shifting a consumer mindset to that of a producer, who builds actual wealth)? Such lines like, "bought some artwork worth 1 million / 2 years later that shit worth 2 million / few years later that shit worth 8 million........could'a bought a place in Dumbo before it was Dumbo for like 2 million / that same building today is worth 25 million"



I don't know how that's a fail at expressing values, if anything it helps to realize we all screw up financially, while not having the foresight such as Jay's case, but we can learn to make better decisions to attain success like Jay. Sputnik rating for this is just an anomaly of a excellent album, before some were laughing Pitchfork gave it a high rating, yet not a peep from the same people when almost everyone from people on the street, youtube reviewers like Theneedledrop, Spectrumpulse and various critic reviews all agree on it being great, but O, Jay must of bought those people off.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 14th 2017


55380 Comments


nice

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Arcade
Staff Reviewer
July 14th 2017


8496 Comments

Album Rating: 2.7

i don't think i ever said that Jay paid off anybody for better marks. i gave it an average score and appear to be in the minority in doing so; no more, no less. i didn't like, other people did, life goes on, ashes to ashes, etc, etc

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BigHans
July 14th 2017


28558 Comments


I'm a huge Hov fan but will not be listening to this until he puts his catalog back on Spotify.

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2017


5971 Comments


he may be tackling some personal topics here, but it doesn't make the actual lyrics any smarter.. there's some idiotic shite on here..

Spacesh1p
July 14th 2017


7196 Comments


Jay Z these days is boring at best and crap at worst, agreed with you on that, EricArcadia.

EricArcadia
July 14th 2017


16 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Never said anything remotely close to that, Spacesh1p, or implied anything else.

glorybox94
July 16th 2017


818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

caught their eyes is fire

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TheCrocodile
July 16th 2017


2926 Comments


from what I heard this sounded pretty good, might check

someguest
July 16th 2017


29074 Comments


chyeah

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Valkoor952
July 16th 2017


1970 Comments


Fantano gave this an 8, what ?!

TheMrAlexK
July 16th 2017


8907 Comments


Fantano is actually with the majority. Haven't actually listened to this yet but it seems like this album is being praised everywhere but here

someguest
July 16th 2017


29074 Comments


Sputnik negs all hip-hop without bangers.

TheMrAlexK
July 16th 2017


8907 Comments


Nah Jay-Z apparently piped down one too many sput moms that's all

"Becky with the good hair" is prob Snide's mom

tellah
July 17th 2017


560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so is this good or

someguest
July 17th 2017


29074 Comments


I mean I won't listen to this, but that's because I think Jay-Z's whack.

TheMrAlexK
July 17th 2017


8907 Comments


I don't understand what's so unlikeable about him tbh

someguest
July 17th 2017


29074 Comments


He's just subpar. Good businessman, bad rapper.



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