• Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Turns 10 Years Old Today
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    Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Turns 10 Years Old Today

    Jay Z and Kanye West have developed a very intriguing history with each other. As we all know, Jay Z gave Kanye his shot on the track, This Can’t Be Life off the Dynasty album. Kanye brought his magic to the Jay Z’s classic Blueprint album the following year. In 2004, Kanye dropped his debut project The College Dropout which is considered a classic. Jay Z dropped his Blueprint 3 album in 2009 and Kanye released My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy in 2010. The following year they put out the Watch the Throne project. The Watch the Throne album was reviewed after its release and there were only 2 songs…

  • Reasonable Doubt
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    Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

    Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers to ever touch the mic. There are many that have him at the top of their all-time list. 25 years ago today, Jay-Z released his Reasonable Doubt album. The platinum selling debut is viewed by many as his best album. Personally, it’s up there with his Black Album and Blueprint joints. Reasonable Doubt had features from the Notorious Big, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money. Dead Presidents was his first single and it sampled Nas the World is Yours track. Of course, this was brought up when they were having beef with each other. The gold-selling single set the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Paper Trail Released 10 Years Ago by T.I.
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    Paper Trail Released 10 Years Ago by T.I.

    T.I. just signed with Epic Records and released two new tracks earlier this month. This coming Friday, he’s set to release his new album, Dime Trap. 10 years ago, T.I. dropped his 6th album, Paper Trail. Paper Trail featured Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Rihanna, Usher, John Legend and Justin Timberlake. Paper Trail sold well over 500, 000 copies the first week making it Gold out the gate. Paper Trail went on to go double Platinum. During this period, T.I. was awaiting trial for his federal weapons and possession charges. For Paper Trail, T.I. released a total of 8 singles with four of them reaching the Billboard charts. On…

  • JayZ Song Cry for Throwback Thursday
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    JayZ Song Cry for Throwback Thursday

    Many people are still talking about the 444 album by JayZ. Some are even looking forward to his concert with his wife, Beyonce during the On the Run II Tour. For Throwback Thursday, let’s go back to 2001 when Jay-Z dropped his classic, Blueprint album. This is the album he put out Takeover where he went in on Nas and Mobb Deep. As many of us know, that ignited a major feud between Jigga and Nasir that many still talk about till this day. There are so many tracks that deserve shine from this album, but my featured track is Song Cry. This is a dope cut and one of…

  • Top 10 Rap Albums of 2017
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    Daddy’s Hangout Top 10 Rap Albums of 2017

    I’ll be honest, this year has been a pretty impressive year for rap music. We’ve had our share of beefs throughout hip hop and we saw the culture unite for Meek Mill, who was sent to prison. From the rise of Cardi B to the collaborative album by two of my favorite artists, Fabolous and Jadakiss. It’s been a very exciting year in hip hop where we got a surprise album from Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dropped out of nowhere. Below I’ve put together the top 10 rap albums I’ve heard this year. What’s your favorite albums of 2017? 10) 2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Been a fan…

  • Jay-Z Blueprint
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    Jay-Z Dropped His Blueprint Album 15 Years Ago

    It’s crazy how time flies by with today being the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that changed America forever. My condolences go out to the ones that lost their lives and the ones affected by such a terrible event. I remember that day like it was yesterday and at that time it just didn’t seem real to me. That very same day I remember picking up the Blueprint album from Jay-Z. The album had so much hype behind it because the rumored diss track towards Nas that was going to be on the album. After it dropped we found out the track was called The Takeover where he took…

  • Watch the Throne
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    Watch the Throne by Jay-Z Kanye West Review

      First of all I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a big fan of either of these artists even though I respect what both have done more so, what Jay-Z has done over the years. I’ve often said that Kanye’s albums have declined in quality since his debut of the College Dropout and hit rock bottom with the 808s & Heartbreaks but the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album was better but still wasn’t a good album. Now with Jay-Z I loved his Reasonable Doubt debut album along with a couple other albums but I loved the Blueprint and Black albums. Ok with that said let’s get…