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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2001 11:53 am
by Jake
So Jolie's brother's girlfriend burned me a copy of the new Jay-Z album, The Blueprint, and after listening to it a couple times through I've got to admit that I kind of like it...

This is the first new, commercial hip hop I've listened to in a long time. It's pretty cool. Especially the second track, which samples the Doors, "Five to One."

I didn't want to post this to the front page, because I'm not really sure what I'm saying. But does anybody else like Jay-Z? I hated that song with the "Annie" sample. But then I read this article in the New Yorker that made me think I should give him a try...

Is hip hop alive and well in the 21st century after all?

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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2001 2:03 pm
by sab
Alive and well? That might be putting it a bit strongly. Rap hasn't been well since the glory days of NWA, Cube, PE, Geto Boys, Too Short, Paris, etc. Alive, most definitely.

Jay-Z? Burn me some and I might be able to answer that.

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2001 6:07 pm
by Jake
Go out and download the song "Takeover." It's cool.

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:10 pm
by D. Phillips
As I've mentioned on many a recent drunken night, I dig Blackaliscious plenty. The album NIA is similar in tone and production to the golden stuff of the early 90s. Really good stuff and makes me think a RAP revolution is due. That genre is just as vulnerable to the influence of crap as any other and it too will have a comeback of artistic value.

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2001 11:24 pm
by sab
So I heard the Jay-Z. It's pretty dope.