The final chapter in the Jay-Z Saga(unless you believe he will return as S.Carter on Aftermath),showcases a last effort to show he is the best MC out there, though in my opinion falls short of it. The album itself is mediocre, and I feel is very overrated by die-hard Jay fans who can't accept the fact that he fell off long before this album(see Blue Print Vol. 2), and that the days of Reasonable Doubt are long over. For starters, the album can't really seem to focus on one sound(which some people may enjoy), which leaves you asking "what just happened?,is this rap, or pop?" which such songs as "Change Clothes" which sounds almost identical to "Frontin" which was released not even a year before this, and "My 1st Song" which showcases one of the WORST flows ive heard in a long time.I also have some questions for Jay, such as why he felt that he had to ruin the whole idea of "The Black Album," which was supposed to mean no hype around it, just a release date, no singles, and no music videos, and i would also llike to know why he completely stole the beat "Stay Real" by Blackmoon and giving credit to Just Blaze for making it on "Public Service Announcement" which made me remember why Jay is so WHACK now and how rap has truly gone pop and Jay can be credited for helping with that.Or why he wouldn't use the 5+ DJ Premier beats that were made for him, but in any case, if you are a Jay-Z fan, by all means pick up this album, and while your there pick up a Chingy and J-Kwon album too, beacuse really its all the same now.