What do you think of Jay-z's new album?

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How good is the new jay album?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2014.
  1. 5/5 excellent

    11.8%
  2. 4/5 good album

    41.2%
  3. 3/5 okay

    23.5%
  4. 2/5 not so good

    11.8%
  5. 1/5 terrible

    11.8%
  1. Kry

    Kry Willie Stylus

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    Still need a few more listens to form a concrete opinion...but I'd say it's decent. Far from classic but it's a good album, the production is extrmemly dope on some songs and Hov has pretty much been the same on his last 2-3 albums. But I know Jay s very cryptic with his lyrics so I usually pick up on things that I didn't notice before, that's why i hate to give a concrete opinion so quickly. Like I said not classic, but there's no reason not to put this up there with the best of the year so far
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  2. Twamp

    Twamp proper weaponry

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    i only heard half of it so far and i think it's okay.


    from what i heard only once, i think niggas over hyping the fuck outta it for the simple fact it's Jay but imma give it a more thorough listen.
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  3. ThatsNotMyName

    ThatsNotMyName The Conquering Lion

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    Stop giving Hov passes just because of what he did man.. This is average at best even below average.. Why y'all lowering the bar for him and putting the bar higher for other niggas?
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  4. NightmareEx

    NightmareEx The Beast

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    My prediction comes to pass, right on queue.

    This album probably would have benefited from The Black Album treatment and released accapellas. A FEW of the beats mar otherwise immaculate song writing by Jay. Hov's on point for most of the songs, the production is hit or miss.

    This album flyin over niggas heads lol. Nobody lowering the bar for shit, this is some great music. This and a second BBQ...today was a good day.
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  5. NaSh

    NaSh o_

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    Its pretty decent, definitely not his best but still pretty solid

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  6. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    da fuck is flyin over niggaz heads??

    stop tryna act like you in the know n no one else is

    general consensus is the album is dope

    can you live with that fuck boy?
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  7. Im Technical

    Im Technical I got 30 pages of rhymes

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    I need to give it a proper listen, ive only heard afew tracks but it sounds like its going to be okay.

    None of the material ive heard is anywhere near classic jay though.
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  8. My Kall

    My Kall Well-Known Member

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    Honestly this is Jay-Z's worst album. If this is the best Jay can create nowadays I don't understand why he doesn't just retire, it's not as if he needs the money or exposure that you get from releasing albums. Timbaland also did Jay no favors on this joint.
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  9. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Gonna give this a second spin tonight!
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  10. allnakey

    allnakey Sex is no fun by yourself

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    Jay seems to be just having fun on the album. Like all Jay album the production was tight. He has some good songs. A lot of ok songs and only two I can't really get into... overall it's an average Jay album. Not classic, not trash, just ok. Favorite track is "Crown."
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  11. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    I gotta say it again

    Ross ruined Fuckwithmeyouknoigotit

    daamn shoulda put Wiz on that shit
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  12. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Crown growin on me

    Jay coulda came better on it tho, he gotta take control of these beats man
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  13. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Heaven hard as fuck

    I gotta get this shit cd quality n hear it in the whip

    these headphones aint cuttin it right now
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  14. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    See Heaven he takin control of the beat...fuckin that shit up

    2nd verse woooowoooooo
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  15. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Why this nigga start showin out on Beach is Better n stop jus as he was heatin up?? lol

    N why lame ass niggaz hatin on da joint wit Nas?? Esco n Hov kill that shit!
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  16. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Jay Z Blue dope as fuck, daamn

    got a American Gangsta vibe to it

    If it was up to me you would be with me
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  17. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Nickels n Dimes the smokin anthem on this joint

    on second listen, strong effort from jay fosho
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  18. Im Technical

    Im Technical I got 30 pages of rhymes

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    After listening to the full album twice im not really feeling it at all, the production is good quality but not good hip hop at all. I like 3 or 4 songs off the album and thats because of the beats.

    Jay really has some horrible lyricism on this album, jays rapping on that holy grail song is offensively bad. His flow is better than it has been recently but thats the only plus point.

    Not a top 10 album of the year by any stretch of the imagination, this will be the last spin of this album ill give it, i feel like im wasting my time relistening now tbh. If i could vote again id probably vote 1/5.
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  19. Im Technical

    Im Technical I got 30 pages of rhymes

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    Jay really needs to leave biggie the fuck alone....

    That track mirroring him is embarrassing, especially since jay stole his flow
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  20. Orange407County

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    This album is slightly better than kingdom come

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