Blueprint Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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UK vinyl LP repressing of this classic Hip Hop release. Universal.
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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1. The ruler's back - 9/10 - great beat, nice lyrics
2. The Takeover - 9.5/10 - the beat is awesome and he had some nice lyrics to go along with it
3. IZZO - 9/10 - its a good song, kinda played out tho
4. Girls, Girls, Girls - 7/10 - good, but the hook was just beyond stupid to the point where i can't even listen to it
5. Jigga that Nigga - 8.5/10 - hott stuff
6. U Don't Know - 9/10 - again top notch stuff
7. Hola Hovito - 9/10 - awesome, the list goes on
8. Heart of the city - 9/10 - amazing
9. Never Change - 6/10 - decent at best, the beat is boring but the lyrics make up for it
10. Song Cry - 10/10 - my personal favorite on the album
11. All I Need - 8/10 - tight beat. Another strong track
12. Renegade - 9.5/10 - Another one of my personal faves, eminem is great on here
13. Blueprint - 9/10 - amazing
Jay Z it is him self claming he is the king of New York(Nas
is the king now)and he talks about how no one can defeat him and makes monkey noices about how"Others try to get there ones
I try to get my Ms,One Million,Two Million,Three Million,Four"
That is self bragging to another level these our other types of songs and know it is not as good as Reasonable Doubt(But not much is) But damn this is good for 2001.
Here is the track listing with some commentary.
1.Rulers Back-Pretty Tight with the trumpets 9/10
2.The Takeover-Awesome war type style beat he does diss Nas but
he does a good job.Nas had better lyrics but Jay had the Better
Song and yes he did loose the war but this is good. 10/10
3.Izzo(H.O.V.A.)-Too Mainstream beat 5/10
4.Girls Girls Girls-not your tipicall Girl song 9/10
5.Jigga that _-Not that great at all 2/10
6.U Don't Know-awesome mainstream beat 10/10
7.Hola Havito-To Spanish for me 3/10
8.Heart of the City(Ain't no love)-great song the singer at the end of it is by far the best part of it. 10/10
9.Never Change-good 70s style soul 10/10
10.Song Cry-70s women type soul vibe 9/10
11.All I need
12.Renagades f Eminem both of them do a great job over a tight
Eminem beat that is pretty Battle-ish feel 10/10
13.Momma Loves Me-Pretty Good for his mom 8/10
13B.Breathe Easy-Like the second enof the title suggest this is
a Lyrical fitness over a very tight Beat 10/10
13C. Girls Girls Girls(Remix f Shante Moore)The girl that
brought us 1999s shante's got a man is back 8/10
A Great Album that I was stupidly was Frontin on.Buy It.
The album starts off with a fiery intro called "The Ruler's Back" where Jay tells you exactly what he's going to do on this album. He says "I'm going to give you my thoughts", and proceeds to do just that. On the next track called Takeover, Jay-Z lyrically takes apart both Nas and Prodigy on the same song. Quite possibly one of the best diss songs in hip-hop history. On "Izzo" Jay gets more positive and talks about how selling drugs isn't a good thing. I know you've all heard this song by now. Girls Girls Girls is a mellow ode for the ladies and Jigga that Nigga is an uptempo club banger. On U Don't Know Jay comes off amazing with his metaphors. He says "I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler baby I sell water to a well". The next song, "Hola Hovito" is produced by Timbaland and is one of the best beats he's done in the past 5 years. It's very addictive to the ears.
On most of the second half of the album Jay gets more introspective. On "Heart of the City" Jigga addresses the haters. He comes with fiery metaphors and punchlines, particularly on the 3rd verse. "Never Change" in my opinion is the best song on the entire album. It has introspective lyrics by Jigga and soulful production by Kanye West.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
If you love Jay-Z, you will love this.
The sound quality of this vinyl is exceptional. When properly weighted, you get rich tones, deep bass, and just an overall... Read more
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 vinylPublished on July 3 2013 by Francesco Guerra
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. Read morePublished on May 23 2005 by Hip-Hop Head
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. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by cam1225