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 ... [read more]

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 ... [read more]

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 ... [read more]

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 ... [read more]

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 ... [read more]

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