Jay-Z Jay-Z - The Blueprint 15th Anniversary thread

Started by gorilla, Sep 11, 2016, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. gorilla
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    gorilla Say goodnight to the Bad Guy

    Sep 11, 2016
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    On this day 15 years ago a classic was made by the gawd Hov. Featuring production from Just Blaze, B!nk & a young Kanye West as well as verses from Eminem, Jay had succeeded in dropping another classic and one of his most commercially successful records to date.


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    • favorite tracks on this album?
    • favorite verses?
    • Where do you think it ranks in Jays discog?
    • least favorite tracks?
    • Who produced the better beats Kanye or Just Blaze?


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    http://www.complex.com/music/2012/09/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-jay-z-the-blueprint/

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    https://www.yahoo.com/music/jay-zs-blueprint-great-american-141552516.html

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  2. Saint Michael
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    Sep 11, 2016
    My top five songs are 'Takeover', 'U Don't Know', 'Heart of the City', 'Renegade' and 'Girls, Girls, Girls, Pt. 2', with an honourable mention of 'Lyrical Exercise'. Honestly, and I think many can agree with me in saying even though I've heard this album many times, not many verses have really stuck out to me, LE would be up there though, and the "I could sell fire in h---/I am a hustler baby, I could sell water to a well" though. I think it ranks third, my least favourites are 'Jigga That N' and 'Hola' Hovito', and I think Kanye.
     
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  3. gorilla
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    gorilla Say goodnight to the Bad Guy

    Sep 11, 2016
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    dope top 5, salute
     
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  4. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman Is Coming

    Sep 11, 2016
    Goat album
    Fav tracks almost all of them tbh
    Top 3 Jay album
     
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  5. Judas Black
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    Judas Black The Dark Vegan

    Sep 11, 2016
    My fav Jay album of all time
     
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  6. dredre200064
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    dredre200064 Ben's distant relative

    Sep 11, 2016
    • favorite tracks on this album? - All I Need, Takeover, Heart of the City
    • favorite verses? - idk about specific verses but there are lines in my favorite songs that stuck out to me.
    • Where do you think it ranks in Jays discog? - his third best album
    • least favorite tracks? - jigga that n---a. i actually kinda like hola hovito tbh.
    • Who produced the better beats Kanye or Just Blaze? - tie. both produced classic worthy beats.
     
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  7. Saint Michael
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    Sep 11, 2016
    Charges don't stick to dude, he's Teflon.
     
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    @dredre200064 I do like it though.
     
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    83837477 Test Account

    Sep 11, 2016
    SEPTEMBER 11 WAS THE GOAT DAY! JAY-Z FOR LIFE!
     
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  10. Chad Warden
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    Chad Warden As Ballin As Possible

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jay Z has so many classics that this happens to be his third best album in my opinion.
     
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  11. Saint Michael
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    Sep 12, 2016
    @BuffaloBoy V The World I thought you don't like Jay Z lol? And after listening again I'd say the best verses are on 'The Ruler's Back', 'Takeover', 'U Don't Know', 'Hola' Hovito', HOTC, 'Renegade' and 'Breathe Easy'.
     
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  12. Ordinary Joel
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    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    Sep 12, 2016
    Favourite tracks are The Ruler's Back, Takeover, Izzo, Hola Hovito, Song Cry, All I Need.

    Favourite verse would be on Song Cry I reckon.

    I think in the Jay Z discog listen thread I had it behind RD.

    Just Blaze had the better beats imo.
     
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  13. Dking002
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    Sep 12, 2016
    Jigga's last classic album
     
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  14. canyouduck
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    canyouduck 50-0

    Sep 12, 2016
    His 3rd best album, 9/10
     
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  15. SWERVO
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    SWERVO big cuntry's alias

    Sep 12, 2016
    Classic album, top 3 would be Never Change, Heart of the City, and Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)

    Sensitive thugs yall all need hugs
     
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  16. Eazy
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    Eazy gotta have that crunch

    Sep 12, 2016
    second fav Jay album after L'album noir
     
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  17. Fire Squad
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Sep 12, 2016
    One of my 5 favorite albums ever, this came out on what was a very dark day for us New Yorkers. I think this was the album that really cemented his name as one of the goats as when it came out, it's Jay at his most versatile and is a strong contender for best produced album (production & mixing) in rap history.

    - Heart Of The City, Takeover & Song Cry are my personal favorites.

    - Favorite verse would either be Izzo's 2nd or Song Cry's 1st.

    - I can't think who's production I thought was better, but boy was that a combo.
     
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