Daddy’s Hangout Jay Z The Blueprint Album Review

This album was released on that dreadful day on September 11, 2001. We all remember the day, where you were at and what you were doing. Rest In Peace to the lives lost that and blessings sent to those families. Okay, now onto the review of the Blueprint.



1. The Ruler’s Back- This track is basically a remake of the Slick Rick track with the same name and this is a great track to start the album out. 4.5/5

2. Takeover- Big time diss track where he’s going at Mobb Deep and Nas. This ignited the feud between himself and Nas which later Nas released Ether as a response. Another great track. 4.5/5

3. Izzo(H.O.V.A)- This was the 1st single for the album which uses a Michael Jackson sample and a really nice single, nice beat also. 4/5

4. Girls, Girls, Girls- This is another banger off the album, really love this song. Jay basically talking about alot of different girls from all around the world. Another single he released off the album. 5/5

5. Jigga That Nigga- Once again another banger off the album, this is a kind of a fast paced track and Jay flow killed this track. 4.5/5

6. U Don’t Know- This is actually one track I have never felt and still don’t but it’s still average though. 3/5

7. Hola Hovito- U can tell by the title of this track it has a Spanish feel to it. First I didn’t like this track but it eventually grew on me. Really nice track. 4/5

8. Heart of the City(Ain’t No Love)- I really love this track, that’s all I have to say about this one. Must listen 5/5

9. Never Change- Another track I love off the album, one of my favorites. Basically Jay killing this track and the title of it speaks for itself. 5/5

10. Song Cry- Another banger, another one of my favorites. Love the beat, flow and message of this track. This was his 3rd single from the album. 5/5

11. All I Need- This is my least favorite song of the album, never liked the song. 2.5/5

12. Renegade(w/Eminem)- This is a great track with him and Eminem going back and forth, you know the track they say Em killed him on, which I agree because he killed it. Love this track 4.5/5

13. Blueprint(Momma Loves Me)- Nice way to end the album, like a tribute to his moms. Can’t hate on this track. 4/5


Overall: This is a definite classic, really loved the album. Only track that’s not really good was All I Need but the rest of the album is great. If you’re a hip hop fan you should have this in your collection. Better than Reasonable Doubt and probably a tie with the Black Album.  4.75/5


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