• Jay Z 99 Problems for Throwback Thursday
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    Jay Z 99 Problems for Throwback Thursday

    First of all, I’m hoping you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. For those holidays there were no Throwback Thursday music posted. Since then, I’ve listened to a lot of music during that off time. Hip Hop is Dead from Nas and Scarface’s My Homies double album. Beanie Sigel’s The Reason and the new joint from Too Short and E-40. We are going with another album that was on my playlist during this break. The Black Album from Jay-Z was his 8th project and was supposed to be his final one. The Black Album sold about 4 million records and would’ve been a perfect way for Jay to…

  • Best of Jay Z for Mixtape Friday
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    Daddy’s Hangout Best of Jay Z for Mixtape Friday

    With this being the final Friday of the year and decade, we have one more Mixtape Friday. With Jay-Z having his albums on Spotify now, why not do a Jay-Z playlist? The playlist will be his best tracks from his solo albums and the Watch the Throne collabo with Kanye. Jay-Z is definitely in my top-15 rappers of all-time and one of the greatest to ever do it. Everything from Reasonable Doubt to his 4:44 album was included in this selection. There’s a total of 101 tracks and I’m sure some will think a few tracks were left off, but this is personal. Check out the track listing below and…

  • Jay Z Song Cry for Throwback Thursday
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    Jay Z Song Cry for Throwback Thursday

    First off, Happy Halloween to everyone out there and be safe! Make sure you remember this weekend that the time falls back due to Daylight Savings. With that said, let’s move on for another Throwback Thursday. As always, the featured track is usually something I’ve listened to during the week. One album that stuck out to me this week was one of my personal Jay-Z mixes. If you follow hip hop, Jay-Z’s name was tossed around by T.I. Tip stated that Jay called him because of his Top 50 list. T.I. had 2Pac on top and Jay-Z followed by him and Jigga questioned him about it. For me, I’m not…

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    Black Album Released 15 Years Ago by Jay Z

    15 years ago Jay Z released his eighth and supposed final album. Jay Z announced that the Black Album would be final project and went on a retirement tour to accompany it. The Black Album debuted #1 on the Billboard Charts as it sold over 460,000 copies during the first week. The Black Album was the follow-up of the Blueprint 2 project. As many know by now, Jay Z is one of the illest rappers to ever pick up a mic. The album didn’t feature any other rappers but had some of great producers on the album. Just Blaze, The Neptunes, DJ Quik, Kanye West, Rick Rubin, Timbaland and Eminem…

  • Jay Z Excuse Me Miss for Throwback Thursday
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    Classic Track Jay Z Excuse Me Miss for Throwback Thursday

    In the hip hop world, people are still buzzing about the Drake diss by Pusha T. Of course, he borrowed the instrumental from The Story of O.J. from the 444 album by Jay-Z. Honestly, that album didn’t grow on me like other albums from Jay-Z. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good album as I’m currently listening to it now. For Throwback Thursday I’m going back to his Blueprint 2 album, which was the follow-up to the Blueprint. The featured track is Excuse Me Miss. This has always been one of my favorite Jay-Z joints. Excuse Me Miss is just a smooth track with Pharrell on the hook. Check…

  • Jay Z Released American Gangster
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    Jay Z Released American Gangster 10 Years Ago Today

    Jay Z dropped most of his albums in the month of November it seemed like. In My Lifetime, Volume 1 dropped 20 years ago a couple of days ago. American Gangster, which was inspired by the movie starring Denzel Washington dropped 10 years ago. This was the tenth studio album from Jay-Z and his second after coming out of retirement. The album features Nas, Beanie Sigel, Lil Wayne and Pharrell. American Gangster was the album we all wanted from Jay-Z because Kingdom Come didn’t do anything for me. Of course, Kingdom Come was the comeback album from Jay-Z, but this one was my shit. The first single Blue Magic was…