Friday, September 04, 2009
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 on The 411
I didn't like it.
I'm more of a traditional Hip-hop listener. I like those solid bass beats that some of old would spit into. And The Blueprint 3 ain't that.
Jay is a futurist, and the third outing of The Blueprint franchise was a step forward from probably what made Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop.
I'd go down with the old Biggie and Pac beats, I'd go down with the southern T.I. tracks. I would bop my head with some old Jigga tracks like Renegade and Takeover. This one only had 1 or 2 that would make me repeat on my iTunes.
It's not a bad album... It's probably a pioneer of the next wave of Hip-Hop tracks, but it's something that I need to grow on with.
The 411? The Blueprint 3 didn't pack enough heat with it.
1. What We Talkin' About
2. Thank You
3. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) **[***]
4. Run this Town (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna) ***[**]
5. Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) *****
6. Real As It Gets (feat. Young Jeezy)
7. On To The Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (feat. Drake)
9. A Star is Born (feat. J. Cole)
10. Venus vs Mars
11. Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
12. Hate (feat. Kanye West) **[***]
14. So Ambitious (feat. Pharrell)
15. Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson)
the tracks on bold are the ones that are memorable for me.
Check out the Hip Hop is Read blog for a more in depth review of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3.
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