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Life & Times Vol.3 Explicit Lyrics
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Jay-Z ~ Vol. 3-Life & Times Of S.Carte
On The Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z's century-closing guaranteed-platinum album, he compares his hit-making prowess to that of Michael Jackson--the unspoken difference being that Jigga appears to be far from wearing out his commercial welcome. For good reason, too; not only is the Roc-A-Fella king maker one prolific rapper and writer, his output is of high enough quality to keep heads ringin'. While there's no single classic on the order of "Hard Knock Life" here, collaborations with Dr. Dre (the truly defiant "Watch Me"), Juvenile ("Snoopy Track"), and UGK ("Big Pimpin'") argue well for Jay-Z's continued vitality. Further proof may lie in the fact that, faced with mass bootlegging weeks before the CD's release, the Z-man added several tracks, effectively revising it at the last minute. --Rickey Wright
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Vol. 3, Life and Times of S. Carter is a mixed bag, mainly because Jay now thinks that since he got your attention, he doesn't have to try as hard to please you. He doesn't try at all with songs like "S. Carter", "Pop 4 Roc", and "Snoopy Track", where above average lyrics are met with iffy production. "Watch Me" is equally uninspired (well, lyrically, anyway) and it features Dr. Dre making the hook out of Jay's line from Biggie's "I Love the Dough". This marks the second time Dre raps something that came from Jay-Z (see "Still D.R.E." off his Dr. Dre 2001 album).
But there are great songs on here that just stand out, like the Primo-produced "So Ghetto", "There's Been a Murder", which cleverly samples Alana Davis' "Murder", and the high point, the Timberland-produced "Come and Get Me": "No kids/But trust me I know how to raise a gun". This is classic Jay-Z for real.
Halfway decent songs are the ones he released like "Do It Again" and "Big Pimpin'", but on the latter you can't front on UGK's dominating appearance and legit rhymes. This album would be better if it included the left-out songs like "Is That Yo B" and "People's Court" (sub-par reworkings of those songs can be found on Memphis Bleek's The Understanding and DJ Clue's Backstage Hard Knock Life soundtrack album, respectively).
This album isn't totally bad, but it isn't totally good either. Most of the songs won't even make you want to quote his lyrics or sing along. At least Jay-Z makes a good comeback a year later with his Dynasty album.
was his most intresting in my opinion.It's not as prolific as
his celebrated 1996 debut,"Reasonable Doubt",not as lackluster
as 1997's "In My Lifetime,Vol. 1",not as pop-y as 1998's
"Vol.2...Hard Knock Life",not as all-over-the-place as 2000's
"The Dynasty:Roc La Familia(2000-)",or not as masterful as
2001's "The Blueprint".It's just Jigga streching out his talent.
For better or worse.
"Life"'s intial first single,the sturdy Rockwilder-produced
anthem "Do It Again"(featuring Amil and Beanie Sigel) is way
better than 2000's eager-to-please Neptunes-helmed banger
"I Just want To Love You" and the Middle Eastern sythn squeals
of Timbaland's compostion for the MTV smash "Big Pimpin'" also
are Jay at his best.Showcasing his sophiscated rhymes and his
Yet,"Vol. 3" falters on many tracks though.The jingle
"Pop 4 Roc" is basically a predictible showcase of Jay's
Roc-A-Fella crew(the promising Beanie Sigel;the underdevolped
Memphis Bleek,and the short-lived Amil) and the title track
is kinda mundane.
To put a long story short,"Vol. 3" has too much filler.
But there is one track on this album that shows the best of Jay-Z.It's the Timbaland-produced parania-riddled "come And Get Me".
It's nervous rhymes and Jay speaking wearily is so tight.
"Come And Get Me" has to be one of Jay's all time best songs.
and you buy this album for one song,it has to be this one.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
i am who i am i don't want know one saying i have know tast in music let me be me and leav me alone ok that is all i have to say well till then i am out love, live, lifePublished on March 8 2006 by k
Why do people hate this album? I didn't get it at first because my cousin said it sucked. I got it for my birthday a few months after it was released but I didnt get no receipt so... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by BigPlaya
Coming off of a somewhat weak album in the form of Vol.2...Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z had to get on the ball and drop something hot. Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by Wayne Maye
Don't think I'm hating on Jay-Z by giving this album only 3 stars. I've been a fan of his before "Reasonable Doubt" even dropped. Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by The Gifted One
Volume 3: The Life and Times Of Shawn Carter turned me off of hip-hop for good. I say that because I felt this album was just pure garbage. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Eric
I love Jay Z so I was really excited when this was released. To my dismay, this was one of the worst rap albums I had ever heard. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2003 by dw
Jay-Z was killing them with this and he was all over 50 CentPublished on Dec 20 2003 by king kastaway
Z was at a low point when making this album. It was a bit of a cross over from Hard Knock Life (which was good, not great) to his next album. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Jules Neuman
This CD is great! Jay-Z is definatly a hip-hop superstar, and he's a great lyricist. There's nice beats on here, and great guest appearences by memphis bleek, Beanie Sigel, Amil,... Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by Kalie A. Gipson