• 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…