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Old 08-11-2011, 10:52 PM   #31
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He used to be a tremendous MC. My God, the dude had such confidence on Reasonable Doubt, and his rhymes were crazy inspired. He's still got the skills, but the rhymes about being a rap god and haterz and whateverthefuck is getting old. If he has a great producer behind him and something to rap about, he can be the best (Blueprint) and if he doesn't have anything to rap about but still has the solid beats, pretty great (Black Album).
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #32
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the rhymes about being a rap god and haterz and whateverthefuck is getting old.
This pretty much sums up my feelings about Jay. Honestly, I'm young enough to have maybe just not been around during his prime. I think I was maybe 4 around Reasonable Doubt, and oddly enough, I wasn't into rap at the time if anyone would like to link me to some older songs to look up that show his old skills, I'd be eternally grateful
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #33
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I've honestly never understood why Jay was ever considered anything more than an average rapper..
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He used to be a tremendous MC. My God, the dude had such confidence on Reasonable Doubt, and his rhymes were crazy inspired. He's still got the skills, but the rhymes about being a rap god and haterz and whateverthefuck is getting old. If he has a great producer behind him and something to rap about, he can be the best (Blueprint) and if he doesn't have anything to rap about but still has the solid beats, pretty great (Black Album).
Yeah, Caleb have you heard The Blueprint or Reasonable Doubt in their entirety?

I can't imagine anyone hearing those and thinking he has average lyrics, production or delivery.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #34
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Bits and pieces at most
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:37 AM   #35
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Agreed, though his rap on Momma Loves Me is terrible. At least the start.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:13 AM   #36
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Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] 2011 - YouTube

love it. catchy ass song. cool video. looks like they're having a lot of fun. nice cameo from Aziz too
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:07 AM   #37
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Great clip. I'm going to get hold of this later today.

I think Kanye is pitched about right, but while I think Jay Z is great, any greatest/genius stuff is massively, massively, massively over inflating him. Although I know 99% of that kind of belief was self-fulfilling from Jay Z himself.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:24 AM   #38
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JB didn't have the deluxe version I swear they had it promoted as coming out today for $20, now it's $25 and not due till the 24th...
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:52 AM   #39
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Yep. This is fucking great. I think I like it more than MBDTF. There isn't a bad song and there's not one song that outstays its welcome (in fact most of them feel too short!) If Kaputt and Bay of Pigs weren't so fucking good I'd say Destroyer have some competition for AOTY.

No Church in the Wild, Niggas in Paris, Otis, New Day, Who Gon Stop Me, Murder to Excellence and Why I Love You are all outstanding and the four bonus tracks make it even better (love to know why there's three minutes of silence before Illest Motherfucker Alive though).

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I love you so
But why I love you
I never know
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The type of music / production is all Kanye style, and that's the highlight of the project. I'm with LM, it's fun, but it's not a revelation. It comes off more like two solo rappers glued together than a true collaboration, but for what it is I definitely enjoy it a lot.

"That's My Bitch" is the highlight for me. Also digging "Lift Off", "Made in America", and "Otis" a lot.
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"Made in America" all the way. Favorite track on the album.

I liked this pretty well, it's inoffensive, but nothing earth-shattering. I'm glad that it exists, that's for sure. I liked "Otis" pretty well, and "Illest Motherfucker Alive" really should've been on the album. Also a big fan of "No Church in the Wild" and "Liftoff".

Fun fucking times.
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I think at this stage it's definitely my #2 for the year.

I can't wait for Frank Ocean to get even more popular.
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The Joy and Illest Mothefucker Alive > Niggas In Paris and Gotta Have It. That swap would be appreciated.

Lift Off is going to be released to radio August 23. Yay for good songs being overplayed instead of shitty ones.
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Cobl, have you heard Frank Ocean's album, is it any good?
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I've only heard Novacane, which is awesome, and the Strawberry Swing & Kids reinterpretations, which are okay. It's on the list.
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