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Kingdom Come [Explicit Lyrics]

Jay-Z Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. The Prelude
2. Oh My God
3. Kingdom Come
4. Show Me What You Got
5. Lost One featuring Chrisette Michele
6. Do U Wanna Ride featuring John Legend
7. 30 Something
8. I Made It
9. Anything featuring Usher & Pharrell
10. Hollywood featuring Beyonce
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Politics As Usual
2. Can't Knock The Hustle
3. Can I Live

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After a somewhat half hearted attempt at early retirement, Jay Z is most definitely coming back with a bang. His album Kingdom Come Explicit version who Jay collaborated with on 'Big Pimpin' with back in 2000. Also showing up on this project is Beyonce who returned the favor of his guest appearances on her recently released Birthday. She aids her man on a track titled 'You Remind Me'. Production on the album can't get any better than this, Dr Dre adds his magic to a track featuring Mary J Blige called 'Tears' and Eminem produces and also features on 'Shades of Grey'. Other producers down with El Presidente on this come back which is slated to move approx. 1.5 million units the first week it hits shelves are, The Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Rick Rubin and The Runners. Keeping pretty much to the same blueprint (no pun intended) as The 'Black Album', the additional cast members like the aforementioned Dr.Dre, Eminem and Chris Martin who along with band members Cold Play feature on the self titled track 'Til Kingdom Come', only enhance the standard of what we expect from Brooklyns finest. Jay's new album feature production from Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Kanye West and Coldplay's Chris Martin. After settling into the top job at Def Jam, the CEO coaxed his biggest artist himself to record 'Kingdom Come,' the comeback disc that tops EW's list of must-hear albums.

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By M. Hall
Format:Audio CD
In my view Jay Z is a great single maker, but his albums have never been that strong. This is no exception, the work is patchy, with some songs being really catchy and others being somewhat disjointed. However Jay's lyrical ability is strong through-out as usual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hip Hop Monarchy Dec 22 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ok, we know aside from Marshall Mathers, Shawn Carter has been the most influential emcee of the present generation. From Reasonable Doubt to Kingdom Come, he has brought tight lyrics with his crazy flow, and was able to earn respect from hoods across the world, and corporate America as well. I rate this album with 5 stars simply because I see Jay opening up a vortex in hip hop in a subtle and clever way. There were a few albums that he dropped in between Reasonable Doubt and Kingdom Come, that I couldn't relate to, because it lost that underground, street feeling, that made us love hip hop in the first place. With this album ironically, he adds an additional cd with a few tracks performed live from Reasonable Doubt. Hov also shows his lyrical prowess by dropping liquid swords from the heart, referencing friendships gone sour because of money, his struggle to get to the top, and the fact that he didn't even want to be this big in the rap game when he started. He simply had too much love for the original art form of hip hop... he even gets political a little bit. Now imagine if other artists followed through in this vortex to open up the gateways and frequencies of real hip hop. Corporate america would never allow it... there's too much money in dumbed-down rap. Thanks to Hov and Nas for TRYING to resurrect hip hop in New York, even though the older gods know it's dead for the most part... they represent the current hip hop monarchy, and the older gods overstand the message and feeling they're bringing with the music. Check for tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14. The other tracks are fire too, but cater more to the mainstream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The King has Come Nov. 30 2006
By jD
Format:Audio CD
Simply put: Amazing. He hasn't lost his touch for rhyme, flow, punchlines, and sending a message. The whole CD is great, with best tracks inlcuding: "Kingdom Come", "Lost Ones", "Dig a Hole" and "Show Me What You Got".

- "Kingdome Come" - produced by Just Blaze, in my opinion, better than "show me what you got"

- "Lost ones" - Dr Dre produced;deep personal track of Jay-Z's life, how he's loved, lost, and lost relatives.

- "Show Me What you got" - recent hit of the fall, great production.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Break's over!!! Nov. 21 2006
By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
K-Fed - take note! This is how you do it! After a short break (you could hardly call it retirement) the world's greatest rapper is back with an instant classic and collector's item. Whether you call him S. Carter, Jigga, Jay-Hova, Hova, Iceberg Slim or Jay-Z, the man Shawn Carter has already won himself five (count 'em on your fingers) Grammys for his smooth flow and spot-on commentary on street and popular culture.

For this album he breaks out of the retirement home with a little help from his friends, but of course his friends aren't your average neighborhood homeys - these tracks are produced by the likes of Just Blaze, Dr Dre, Kanye West, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz and Chris Martin (yes, Apple's daddy). He's also got more high profile guests than Oprah, with vocal contributions by John Legend, Usher, Pharrell, Ne-Yo, Chris Martin, Kanye, and of course Bootylicious Beyonce.

First single "Show Me What You Got" samples Public Enemy with a little help from Flava Flav, while the title track samples Rick James' "Super Freak". "Lost Ones" with Chrisette Michelle is another hot track, along with "Anything" which has the unmistakable touch of Pharrell. In the hard hitting "Minority Report", Jay-Z and Ne-Yo recount the horrors of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the American government to get help to the victims. My favorite track is "Beach Chair", the track with Chris Martin, and this pairing works incredibly well. (Who'd have thought it?)

If this is what happens when folks emerge from retirement, they'll have to build a lot more retirement homes for the entertainment industry in the near future.

Amanda Richards
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z's most complicated work Nov. 21 2006
By Akash - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Jay-Z had quite a bar to clear with Kingdom Come, a bar he himself set with albums including Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint and Black Album. Some might say that fans expected too much from this set, but it was Jay-Z himself who orchestrated the hype machine by "retiring" and then feeding the streets a verse here and there alluding to his lyrical genius. The question remains, does Jay-Z live up to expectations? I offer an interesting answer for those listening to the album for the first time: Not yet, but he will.

Kingdom Come is an album whose quality cannot be fully understood on the first listen, or the second, or maybe even the first 10. But eventually, it'll seep into your brain. You'll notice that the more you listen, the more the subtle nuance, the little lyrical jabs, the understated but ultimately intricate flow will come into relief. I jumped on the leak (though, I've now purchased the special edition of the album) and have been listening to the album pretty much nonstop (cleansing my palette with Doctor's Advocate and Hell Hath No Fury every now and again) for over a week now. At first I definitely thought it was trash, epitomized by "Hollywood."

But then I really started to listen to the words. I heard his regret for not doing more for his community after Katrina on Minority Report ("Sure I ponyed up a mil', but I didn't give my time/So in reality I didn't give dime or a damn"). On Dig a Hole I heard him rap about the frustrating position he's in when it comes to beef ("It's hard to do when you've got nothing to prove/ Everybody knows you're better, you're in a lose-lose/ Cause even when you win ultimately you lose/ Real brothas like `Hov' why you talkin' to dude?'"). On I Made It, Jay thanks his mother for facilitating his growth in the absence of a father ("Didn't have a man in the house, so you made one/ That's why I act like your husband and I'm only your son"). On Lost Ones (leaked earlier this year) we hear one of the most personal Jay tracks ever recorded, to the point where he alludes to his rocky relationship with Beyonce, something he's normally very guarded about, "Breath mami, it's deserved/ You've been put on this earth to be all you can be, like the reserves/ But me, my time in this army is served/ So I hafta allow she, her time to serve/ The time's now for her, in time she'll mature/ And maybe we can be we again, like we were." I heard the superhero themes on Kingdom Come ("Take off the blazer, loosen up the tie/ Step inside the booth, Superman is alive"). And I even began to appreciate the meaning behind the words (over a disgusting beat) on Hollywood. Not to mention a touching song to his imprisoned cousin on Do You Wanna Ride, and my personal favorite track, Beach Chair, which speaks for itself.

In short, I honestly believe that Kingdom Come is a little above us when we first listen to it. It needs to be heard, and heard again. Is that the way entertaining music is supposed to work? No! But that's the way art works. There's no Big Pimpin' here, there's no I Just Wanna Love You, or Girls, Girls, Girls. This is above the commercial single, which is why I don't know how big a success it will be when it comes to airplay. This is art, this is complicated, try to understand the artist's strokes and you'll find a pretty awesome experience. This is Jay-Z's most complicated work and I think it will ultimately be appreciated years down the road, as a great deal of art is.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Jay... Jan. 22 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is by far his worst album. He's great lyrically, but the beats do no match up at all. Sad that Jay left us with a classic, The Black Album, and comes back with this. The best track he's made this year is on the Nas album, Hip Hop Is Dead. What a shame though...I'm a big Jigga fan but this album was a letdown.

To all the people who like this album, you are out of your mind...this isnt what Jigga's full potential is.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE RETIRE Jan. 14 2007
By Toma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Hip Hop is dead. What does that mean? You know Run DMC thought the same about hip hop when 2pac and BIG ran the show. Its not dead its just changing. I look at what Jay and Nas doing is as wanting rappers to be like them. Well that aint happenin. Rappers have realized that when you be yourself and be comfortable with being yourself then thats when your career will take off. For example look at TI, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, The Game, 50 Cent(even though I dont care for his music), Jim Jones, and the garbage D4L type groups. These guys are successful because they do what works for them. Its kind of a major statement to say "the game needs me". No the game doesn't, you need the game Jay. My advise is go retire again, he is a much better business man than he is a rapper(can you believe that I once was a fan lol).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z can do no wrong Jan. 26 2008
By M. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Jay-Z has gotten a lot of flack for this album, but I still like it. It's definately not his best, but still great. Jay-Z is constantly reinventing himself, and this is a great example of this. People expect this album to be another Reasonable Doubt, but thats not realistic. Jay-Z is no longer on the corner selling drugs or whatever hustle he was doing in Brooklyn. He is now in his thirties and working corporate America, so it only make sense that lyrics reflects his life. I have to say, Jay-Z is the only rapper that can make a whole album about the rich lifestyle and make it this good. This is an album for hip-hop fans, not rap fans. Rapfans just want to hear about guns, sex, money and drugs. Hip-hop fans understand that the music is a reflection life. Maybe i'm just being bias because Jay-Z can do no wrong in my opinion.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jay-z Kingdom Comes crashing down Feb. 6 2007
By Nuisance - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Alright lets catch up. Jay-z has been making solid albums since Reasonable Doubt but his last solid effort was the Blueprint. He put out the mediocre Black Album supposedly retires, comes back from so-called retirement and gets into beef with who of all people...Jim Jones(Im just as confused as you are about this beef. I could have sworn Cam'ron was the one dissing Jay-z on wax). Now you're up to speed. The only thing that stops Kingdom Come from being a great album is Jay-z. He not only sounds tired but but some of his songs are flat out bland. The only standout tracks are OH MY GOD, KINGDOM COME, LOST ONES, DO YOU WANNA RIDE, MINORITY REPORT(I would have rated it more higher if there were more tracks like this on here) and BEACH CHAIR(even though most people think its pop). The rest of the album is weighed down heavily by these tracks. Filler: 30 Something is a guaranteed snoozer(30's the new 20? Yeah and boring is the new fun), Dig A Hole is the worst subliminal diss Ive heard in years(that beat is crazy though)! Ja rule's love tap diss records at 50 were harder than that. Anything is a classic example of wasting a good beat on a chick record and Hollywood featuring Beyatche' is probably the worst commercial track next to 30 Something. Show Me What You Got had nice production(even though the saxophone riff was jacked from Wreckx-n- effect's Rump Shaker) but Hova's rhymes were so so on the track and Trouble(that beat was sick) could have been a standout track if Jigga didnt fumble the last verse /I'll shoot you lil n****/ you a lil n****/(he said this throughout the third verse. Sad aint it?). Bottom Line: Jay-z's comeback album is lukewarm at best. Oh My God, Kingdom Come, Do U Wanna Ride, Minority Report are all good songs its just that Jigga doesnt sound as good as he did on his first 4 albums. The production was lifeless and Jay-z rhymes sound like rush job poetry. Well.....at least his album is better than his girlfriend Bedussy's album B'day!
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