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Blueprint [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Jay-Z Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)
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3. Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
4. Girls, Girls, Girls
5. Jigga That N***a
6. U Don't Know
7. Hola' Hovito
8. Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love)
9. Never Change
10. Song Cry
11. All I Need
12. Renagade
13. Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)

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The Blueprint may be Jay Z's most captivating record since Reasonable Doubt, but its predictably detached mood reflects the master hustler's superior ability to trick out lacklustre subject matter with lyrical complexity and brief flashes of manufactured introspection. The Blueprint, a solid mix of pre-programmed radio hits ("Izzo", "Girls, Girls, Girls") and better-than-average mid-tempo compositions ("Never Change", "Song Cry"), confirms the Brooklyn rapper's legendary status. Blistering flames of the Queensbridge/Jay Z feud fan high with "Takeover", a direct attack on Nas, set over The Doors' rock & roll burner, "5 To 1". "Renegade" provides the album's only full-on guest appearance. Jay and Eminem take this opportunity to address haters (within the industry and in the general population) who don't understand the mind of an artist. Jigga spells it out on the title track: "Reasonable Doubt-classic, shoulda went triple". The Blueprint might not be quite on par with Reasonable Doubt but it is reasonably good. --Rebecca Levine

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Jay-Z ~ The Blueprint

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Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This album is amazing and even better on vinyl. The gatefold packaging is beautiful. Sound is crisp and clear. Better than I expected for a rap vinyl
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album is the blueprint! July 18 2004
By cam1225
Format:Audio CD
Jay-z is at the pinnacle with this record. It is the first rap record besides Kanye West that I have been able to FULLY connect with. I love this cd. His lyrics are so catchy and so rememerable that after a couple of listens I was going wit Jay and the rhymes. The beats done by the beatmaster himself Kanye, are so hot and so soulful that they almost steal the album. My favorite songs are TAKEOVER, Jay takes shots at Nas and has piercing lyrics. IZZO, because he samples one of my fave groups the Jackson 5, and its just so damn catchy. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, is also so soulful and very funny and Jay describes many types of girls. I like it, because its catchy and cool and it doesnt objectify women. HEART OF THE CITY, I love it for the hook, but I have to say I didn't like this song until Jaguar Wright did it right on the Unplugged cd. VERY HOT go cop that if you ain't heard it. NEVER CHANGE is a testament to the hood life and to the streets. Its almost like the song is standing his ground, he will never change. Very easy to listen to. SONG CRY is my favorite songs on the cd and one of my faves of all time!!! THe song is so hard!! He makes the song cry cause he can't see them coming down his face. I love it, it is the hiphop power ballad! Renegade is another favorite of mine, mainly because its so powerful and Eminem (I hate to say it Jay) spits hot fire on this track. This cd is so captivating, from the beats, to the verses, to Eminem ( the only guet appearance). Thats another thing Jay basically held the cd down for himself as far as performing. How many rap cds out there have a different person on each track. It's hard to hold down the fort by yourself, but hey the king of new york did it...and did it well!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z�s Best June 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
After Jay-Z's captivating debut 'Reasonable Doubt', he followed with a few lackluster projects. He and the producers remarkably span all facets of rap while creating a very cohesive album: from the single-friendly 'Izzo (H.O.V.A.)' and 'Girls, Girls Girls' to the emotional 'Song Cry' and 'Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)' to the bangers 'U Don't Know' and 'Hola' Hovito'. While some tracks are better than others, there are none that are intolerable. Jay-Z's callout to Nas for The Brooklyn crown 'Takeover' is one of the album's best. Eminem also makes a guest appearance (and produces) 'Renegade' (originally an Eminem song with Royce da 5'9") and probably brings the best two verses on the CD if not his entire career. Kanye West makes a name for himself, and rightfully so, with his production on 'Takeover', 'Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)', 'Never Change', and'Izzo (H.O.V.A.)', despite his mass sampling. Jay-Z never says anything too profound, but brings it on 'The Blueprint' with a nice flow and consistent lyrics. This is a must buy for any hip hop fan as one of the greatests' bests.
(4.5/5 mics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars His Best Yet! March 26 2006
By James
Format:Audio CD
This is his best album yet. There is not a bad song on this c.d
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jigga Off The Hook May 23 2005
Format:Audio CD
Jay really brought it on this album.Tight beats with some solid lyrics.Jay is one of the greatest to ever spit on the mic and it shows on this release.Although 2pac had his beef with him during the last months of his life you can't hold it against him.Keep spitting Jay.Best song:Jigga that N***A
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Format:Audio CD
This is the best album from Sean "Jay Z" Carter. Nuff said.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good album but NOT classic . July 3 2004
By deeyar
Format:Audio CD
It's important to note why Many people think that this is jay-z's best album since his first because of the samples used throughout the album, the music isn't original and the beats and samples kill me, jay's lyrics seems rushed, "jigga that N888" "all I need" "hola hovito" all filler tracks with poppy hooks and are used for Cd space, On the positive side, the blueprint enjoys good production and it's difnitly one of jay-z's best albums.
Production: beats 8/10 .........lyrics 6/10
Favorite tracks: U dont know, renegade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z at his best July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
Everywhere I talked to people about Jay-Z, they told me Reasonable Doubt was his best cd. I disagree, I think The Blueprint is. His rhymes as always, are amazing, he could probably rhyme in his sleep. The production was awesome too, especially on songs like Jigga My Nigga and Hola' Hovito, and not to mention the Eminem assisted Renegade, which happens to be my favorite song on the cd. That's all I really have to say hopefully this review helps you.
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