• 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…

  • 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…

  • Reasonable Doubt
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    Reasonable Doubt Dropped 20 Years Ago Today

    One of the greatest rappers of all-time dropped his debut album twenty years ago today. Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z dropped his classic, major label debut, Reasonable Doubt on June 25, 1996 and it featured the late, great Notorious B.I.G, Mary J. Blige and Memphis Bleek. The production on this album was top-notched as it featured the legendary DJ Premier and Clark Kent. Back when this album dropped, Jay-Z hadn’t become the huge star we knew him as, but he was building quite the portfolio having some big name stars to appear on his debut album. The album had plenty of bangers on it from Can’t Knock the Hustle featuring Mary…