Timbaland Discusses Jay-Z Fallout, Drug Addiction

Timbaland also says that "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is "the best Jay-Z album."

Timbaland has worked with Jay-Z for more than a decade, producing some of Hova's biggest singles, including "Big Pimpin'" and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder." The Virginia producer says that Jigga's new Magna Carta Holy Grail album is the Brooklyn rapper's finest artistic statement. "This is the best Jay-Z album," Timbaland says in an interview with REVOLT. "I told him, I said, 'All The Blueprint, those were good. But this is your first, first big album for the new millennium."

Even though Timbaland produced several Magna Carta Holy Grail songs, he discusses in the REVOLT interview that he and Jay-Z had to reconcile after falling out. Timbaland says he flew to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York last year during Jay-Z's eight-show run to open the arena in order to move past their differences. "It was over petty stuff," Timbaland says of the former friction between them. "It was more personal stuff, disagreements. It was not no industry-related. It was more personal and I was wrong. I was wrong. When I was working with Justin [Timberlake on his The 20/20 Experience album], he sent me a text. 'We need to talk. We need to hook back up.'"

When the two met, Timbaland says the problems were quickly resolved. "We looked at each other and just gave each other a hug," he says. "He was like, 'What you been doing, man?' 'Man,' I said, 'I'm right. I'm back. I got my mind right.' He said, 'You look totally different.' I was like, 'I get it now. I understand life a little more.'"

Timbaland also discusses his addictive personality during the interview, as well as his former addiction to oxycontin. "I was popping pills," he says.

Once Timbaland got past his addiction and repaired his relationship with Jay-Z, the two started recording new material that is featured on Magna Carta Holy Grail. "The first song that we did that sparked everything off, we did the song called 'Picasso [Baby],' which is the hardest song on that record," he says. "That sound set the tone for how the whole album was going to be.

"It's a good album, man," Timbaland adds. "It's a great Hip Hop album...It's going to change Hip Hop."

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185 Comments

  • THE GAME

    Game is the best rapper alive like He says on the city GAME BIGGIE (HOV) PROBABLY PAC NAS and EMINEM so all u lil wayne rick ross drake lovers eat a cock. Game is a fuckin g filthy rich and at his worst (the red album) is better than that carter 4, watch the throne, and tm103 and jeezy that nigga. red is the dopest rap album since Em's recovery. Red is stillclassic shit. all Games cds since 05, even if not better than the Documentary are better than theze other shit rappers albums doc advocate and lax are still the best rap albums to come out the years they dropped 06 and 09 and whoever disagrees is just a big fuckin hater he only features these wack fucks on his cd cause the record lable makes him Games mixtapes are killin these clown ass rappers albums Games mixtapes are real g lyrical shit and cali republic is the last of those features left from red. Game stay rich AND FUCK THESE DUMB ASS SUBURBAN NOT REALLY FROM THE HOOD ASS NIGGAZ WHO SAY A NIGGA WIT 25,000,000 is broke yall internet niggaz make me laugh. If game was a stripper in any of the years in the 2000s as much as game destroys niggaz and talks shit they would been had that shit on the summer jam screen, them bitch ass brick squad and 40 glocc and all them hoe ass niggaz still aint put the tape out of them knockin out a 6'5" nigga in a public mall. GAME is a G and u hoe ass niggaz just hate hate hate. When jesus really come back yall hoe ass niggaz gonna hate cause thats what yall do!!! That aint jesus fuck that nigga man!!!! To hell you go bitch game time!!!!

  • Chicago

    Jay's flow will never be the same he's just old now....but this was a really solid album he talked about alotta different shit...

  • R.O.D.

    Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, American Gangster...ALL better than M.C.H.G....This album is a product of the times....Jays flow Isn't the same....He's not hungry anymore to let newcomers like Kendrick Lamar to Murder him....Its time for Jay to hang the mic up....He a legend but he's half assing flows now....Just my thoughts

  • Anonymous

    Black album shits on this

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Magna Carta Holy Grail is Jay-Z's best performance on an album but Watch the Throne is his best album

  • Jay-Magna

    Timbaland is crazy, this album is really good but not on Blueprint 1's level!

  • Brookln aint proud

    Jigga's flow is so lazy these days. Its like this dude isnt motivated anymore and Timbaland looks like he has the syndroom of down.

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  • Anonymous

    this timbaland dude man if it wasn t for his nack of basically setting the post '90 area soundscape for commercial hip hop, he could be a buss driver man look at his face

  • Anonymous

    Dope ass album. nothing revolutionary though. But definetely one of jay-z's best.

  • Ari

    Its a shame that the Hip Hop producers and beat makers dont get the respect and credit they truly deserve for making these rappers into the stars they are. No rapper would be anywhere without their producers/beatsmiths.

  • Anonymous

    Now if Just Blaze would just repair his relationship with Jay then things would really be popping

  • Anonymous

    Jay was spittin on Kingdom Come, but the younger crowd wasn't feelin' it or ready for that type of subject matter from Jay. Not a classic, but def underrated

    • kent69

      kingdom come is an underrrated album for sure,it was a personal album(like god son is to nas)meant for his die hard fans therefore it should not be taken in the same light as his other albums.

    • Anonymous

      that album was dope for sure. but young'ns weren't feeling that grown man content.

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    • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    timbaland, one of the best mainstream beatmakers,jay one of the best mainstream rappers

  • Anonymous

    1. Reasonable Doubt 2. Blueprint 3. Black Album 4. American Gangster 5. Vol. 1 6. Dynasty 7. Vol 2. 8. Blueprint 2 9. Vol. 3 10. Kingdom come 11. Blueprint 3 12. MCHG

    • Anonymous

      the first anon has almost exactly the same list as me. the first 5 are defs his best 5. except i can't place MCHG yet, need to let that shit settle first

    • Anonymous

      Reasonable Doubt Blueprint Black Album Kingdom Come Vol 1 BP 3 Vol 3 Vol 2 American Gangster MCHG Dynasty BP 2

    • JP

      Eh, I'd put MCHG ahead of AG, KC, & Dynasty

  • zxsss4

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  • Anonymous

    such a wack ass albm

  • b33lz

    Heaven & Picasso Baby are Adrian Younge loops!!!!!! look him up

  • Anonymous

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  • Canadian White Boy

    This album is going to change Hip Hop?? I think Timbaland is still rockin the Oxy's. Top 5 GOAT : 1. Kurupt 2. Eminem 3. Tupac 4. Snoop 5. Method Man

    • K

      Big up the T Dot but Canadian White Boy I think you need to go do your research Homie. Kurupt #1 really!!?! How old are you? 15 1.Rakim 2.Nas 3.KRS 1 4.Jay Z 5.Big Daddy Kane

    • RIAA

      Kurupt is not in my archive, I guess he's broke. Magna Carta will go platinum.

  • Anonymous

    this albums sucks fuckin he fell off since reasonable doubt... fuck u u dumb ass fake rap listoners

  • imho

    American gangster 9.5 reasonable doubt 8 blueprince 1 8.5 black album 7 MCHG- 8 kingdom come- 3 (just bec of lost ones) hardknocks- 8 life and times- 8 dynasty-6 to consistent.

  • my opinion

    1. Black Album 6. BP3 2. Reasonable Doubt 7. Vol. 3 3. The Blueprint 8. American Gangster 4. Vol. 2 9. Kingdom Come 5. Magna Carta Holy Grail 10. Vol. 1 * The Dynasty does not exist to me * 1-3 can easily be rearranged, tough to choose from the close classics. I just remember how monumental the Black Album felt when listening to it and thinking it was his last album.

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  • JASONNN

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  • Chris Etrata

    I have a line that sums up our reaction everytime we hear dentaldambitch say "You mad because they make more money than you" or "Haters gonna hate" or something like that. "I rather be a dick than a swallower."

  • dilli

    only reason why dude thinks its his best is because he produced almost the whole cd.. bitch need to shut up and stop sucking jay-z's dick which jay-z is obviously thinking himself.

  • wayne

    eminem> Jayz...jay got the beats and the friendlier appeal but he aint fuckin wit the white boi with lyrics or sales and yall see dat shitt again when he album drop. and niggas who say how many rappers been round a long as jay and still sellin well..eminem came into da game 3 years after jay AND had a 5 yr break and still has sold double jay worldwide case closed

  • NEWFUCCINRULES

    GREAT ALBUM BY JAY 8/10 FOR ME

  • zxsss9

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  • Anonymous

    It's a very good album. I really enjoyed it - whether it's his best or not is sort of irrelevant.

  • jerryc

    stop sayin be grateful for him and shit. He has himself said that he sold out to sell. At this point in the game, if he really made this for the fans and hes worth 500 mil, why not give us a good RAP album? His lyrics sound exactly the same as his last few albums. To me, this means that the whole "I could be better" was a smokescreen.

    • HiLL Habits

      I only listened to this once... but that's the same feeling I got. The beats were hot, I guess... but Jay just didnt catch my ear. That same lazy flow he's been disappointing with for a while. To me it just felt like this guy is just going thru the motions, and making cake off of it. Like you said, I would love to hear him RAP

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  • TROLLING

    SMH THESE DUDES WILL SAY ANYTHING TO KEEP ON JAY Z GOOD SIDE. THIS NEW ALBUM AINT EVEN CLOSE TO HIS BEST

  • JASONNN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KHCqYCyWD4

  • jk

    Album n beats are weak. When Juicy j droppin?

  • PUTO

    THE PROBLEM AIN'T THE BEATS, THOSE WERE DOPE AS FUCK... I MEAN, JAY WAS COOL, HE WASN'T WACK, BUT HE WASN'T GREAT EITHER... I GUESS I WAS EXPECTING A MATURE JAY LIKE NAS LAST ALBUM, NOT SAYING THE SAME TYPE OF MUSIC BUT THE LEVEL OF MATURITY... THIS IS ALL BRAGGADOCIOUS SHIT... IT'S HIP HOP BUT... WHERE'S THE GROWTH??? ONE

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg

    • Ilovehiphop

      I checked your link, dope lyrics (u need to work on your flow though), an average piano sample, but the drum sounds sucked; stop using the sounds that follows the software, what I'm trying to say is that the production sucked. All in all, stop listening to the praise from people who don't know shit! Just because u don't rap about drugs and bitches does not make it a dope song!

  • Anonymous

    Lol, Timbo's trying to dramatize this shit, this album wont change hip hop, people will only be talking about it for like a week, it was an okay album though, liked most of it

  • dentaldamboy

    Kevin Durant is one fight with Lil Wayne away from having permanent damage to his knee.

  • Anonymous

    Poppin pills my ass. He was addicted to Krispie Kreme doughnuts.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I would've liked another Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint, or Black Album style release, I have sense enough to realize that this album was necessary. It wasn't for the critics. It wasnt for stubborn fans. It was for the people. It was for himself. It is the music he wanted to have a good time making. Its straight forward. Easy to get into and enjoy. Its alot like his albums from his In My Lifetime series. He shouldve called it Vol 4 lol. It may not be a classic, but its a far cry from wack. Stop complaining and be grateful that your favorite rapper is 12 albums deep in the 1st place. He gave us nostalgia on American Gangster and alot of ya'll lamed out. He gave us more hits on BP3 and WTT. He has nothing left to prove. I think he's just having fun at this point. Some of ya'll need to loosen up and do the same.

  • RMAC

    TIMBO= GENIUS.........THE QUINCY JONES OF OUR TIME.......HIS SOUND HAS BEEN BITTEN/COPIED/MIMICKED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MUSIC INDUSTRY GOING ON 20 YRS.......CERTIFIED LEGEND....... HOV= GENIUS.......STATISTICALLY THE GREATEST ON THE MIC THAT EVER DID........MORE CLASSIC BARS ON CLASSIC SONGS ON CLASSIC ALBUMS THAN ANY HIP HOP ARTIST....CERTIFIED LEGEND MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL= UNIMPRESSIVE TO SAY THE LEAST........THIS IS COMING FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST FANS OF BOTH THESE DUDES......JUST LIKE THE "MAN OF STEEL" I FEEL THE SAME WAY WITH THIS ALBUM.......MY HEART WANTS TO LOVE IT BUT MY MIND IS LIKE "CMON NIGGA, YOU KNOW THIS AIN'T SHIT"...... NOTHING STOOD OUT PRODUCTION WISE.....BEST SONG (NONE REALLY, BUT IF ONE WAS THE LEAST WEAKEST) TO ME WAS "SOMEWHERE IN AMERICAN" AND THAT WAS PRODUCED BY A NOBODY WHO TOOK A SAMPLE FROM SOMEWHERE...........N SHAWN CARTER MUST OF DECIDED TO RAP ON THIS ALBUM BECAUSE THIS WAS JAY-Z TO ME.......IT WAS SUCH WAS LAZY UNINSPIRED FLOW (HATE HEARING "BARS" IN A LINE THAT ONLY 5 WORDS LONG........THEN WAITING ON THE BEAT TO CATCH UP/SLOW DOWN TO JUMP IN AGAIN......HATE IT)......WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LYRICAL CONTENT THAT SPEAKS TO THE COMMON MAN....(YEA HE HAS HIS "DADDY DAUGHTER MOMENTS" OF THOUGHT, BUT HE DESCRIBES THEM IN TERMS THAT ONLY WEALTHY CAN RELATE TO......IE "RICH MAN PROBLEMS") THIS WAS NOT THE JAY-Z/TIMBALAND ALBUM I EXPECTED NOR WANTED.....SO LETS JUST CALL THIS A PRACTICE SCRIMMAGE SPONSORED BY SAMSUNG.......

    • K

      @ RMAC are you PAYING ATTENTION? Clearly not. You said "Somewhere in America" is the best Production on the LP and nothing else stands out really!!?!!. Whatever good Chronic you're smoking please pass some my way. Listen to the LP again and take in "Picasso Baby", "F.U.T.W." and "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" those 3 are all dope!!!!! As far as the LP it's not Classic Jay Z "Reasonable Doubt", "Black Album" or "American Gangster" type status but it's still a pretty good LP. Just wished DJ Premier, Just Blaze and Kanye West had some Production on it too. People need to STOP knocking Jigga because he's still doing his thing and putting out some pretty fresh Hip Hop. I'd cop this any day over 2 Chainz, Chief Keef or French Montana so y'all Haters can keep running your Mouth.

    • Anonymous

      i kinda agree but MIKE DEAN who produced somewhere in america isn't nobody , do your homework , he worked with pac , ugk and kanye west and that was the best beat on the album no doubt

    • Anonymous

      do you have to type in caps god damn

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  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who found this interview hilarious?

  • Chris S

    "you can't put on a [insert name] after you put on a Kanye record" That goes for about any other artist as well. By the way, this interview convinced me to buy Jay-Z's album. Well done Timbo!

  • Kizman

    My question is why do people hate JayZ? I respect you if you just don't like his music. But some people call him a sellout? why is it that so many blacks will only celebrate you as long as you dont get too much success? I'll tell you. because those of us who think that way are the REAL enemy. you allow someone to program the idea in your head that blacks can't be but so successful before they are considered a sell-out. it's like a tax bracket. you good until you pass a certain success level. then you are a sell-out. Yall don't even realize that this is a slave mentality. I've never seen a white person call Eminem a sellout lol

    • Tony

      Sorry brah but Jay-Z is still a slave... to the white execs who pull his strings! Just b/c he has a ton of $ etc, it doesn't mean he hasn't sold out to his white masters. Look at how he idolizes white people's fashion (Tom Ford) etc. He has the power to big up black businesses on his tracks but yet he names them after white people shit. Come on now! There's nothing wrong with white people either... I'm just giving you one example of how he really only cares about $, not his own people. This = a sellout! p.s. Em sold out too!

    • LMAO

      NOTHING MORE DUMB THAN WHEN PEOPLE WRITE "BLAH BLAH BLAH AND IM WHITE/BLACK" WHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT YOU ARE DUDE

    • Anonymous

      eminem is a sellout and im white

    • RMAC

      ASK BIGGS AND DAME IF HE'S A SELLOUT????

    • Anonymous

      no, it's because most of his music really sucks

  • Prick James

    So he got off the pills and apparently the juice too. Remember when Timbo got bulked up like The Rock or something? You know he was stickin them needles in his booty.

  • Timbaland the fat dumb nigger

    Timbaaland you fat idiot just cause you produced this garbage doesnt make it the best jay z album ever this shit was garbage the blue print 3 was even better than this trash. All Jay z raps about is bragging about his money and his life with dumbed down trash lyrics overrated garbage like yeezus.

  • Anonymous

    "It's called nostalgia, bruh. Nothing is ever going to stack up to the old shit you have so many feels for. Jay is different, you're different. We all grow and change and nothing is ever going to take you back to those old feels except for those old records. And you can bet, because that's how life works, that someday people are going to be nostalgic about this album too. It just won't be you. A lot of fickle fans like yourself hate to see your favorite artists/musicians evolve away from their early material and sound, but it has to happen, jack. Deal." ^ THIS IS REAL TALK

    • YEBO

      Jay-z is the best emcee ever. PERIOD! name another rapper that has lasted as long as him and still selling records... everybody looks at jay and says he sold out because he doesnt talk about the same stuff he did back in the reasonable doubt era or even the blueprint era. hes passed that, hes 40 years old and surrounded by money, yet he still recognizes that his words have an impact, you think watch the throne was all about money? did you even listen to murder to excellence? did you even listen to new day?

    • Adam Hussien

      I think the point is, Jay isn't different, he hasn't evolved, he's devolved. It's obvious he's not trying on this album, it's uninspired and may as well be stream of consciousness raps about being rich... From someone who's been rapping about the multimillionaire life for over a decade.

  • Anonymous

    Get sick of these producers and stuff always calling an artists latest album the best, just because they worked on it.. its not a bad album by any means, but its not his best... follow at noles506

  • dentaldamboy

    These pussies should have taken it to guns. Here at YCMCB, where I am an accountant, we settle all of our beefs with chrome.

  • sxxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    Not even top 5 jay-z album. No album were he Jay-Z is using a dumbed down kiddie flow can be his best.

  • jerry

    guys check the production credits. Timbaland produced most of the songs, so naturally hes saying this shit. Its clearly false. Its one of his worse albums and no that is not debatable or an opinion.

    • Anonymous

      he's right, though

    • Mr. f*** outta here!

      its not debatable or an opinion because YOU said so, right? you are the abrbiter of taste in music, right? whatever you said is law, right? BULLSHIT! music is subjetive. its all opinions! that is a fact! fuck outta here with your self-important elitist ass trying to tell people what an a opinion is and what is or isnt debatable!

  • Mortis

    Fucking ignorant statement. Ever hear Reasonable Doubt? Blueprint? Black Album? This homo should have 0 cred after that statement

    • Anonymous

      It's not his opinion... its the world consensus... I can't see anyone thinking this is better than his past work... follow at newtracksdaily

    • new level of hatred

      so timbaland should lose all his "cred" because his opinion your saying? =\ and who are you again?

  • SDK

    SKIP BEYONCE SONG GREAT ALBUM!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    if you dont have MANGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL yet i suggest you go get it 10/10 www. hiphopgood .com has it along with all the albums from this past year

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  • still dreamin beats

    timbo is a genius.but tim I know what kanye tryna do but that shit too electrical.but I see what he tryna do. www.soundcloud.com/stilldreaminbeats

  • 50 cent

    disappointed with album, goes from wack to wack

  • Anonymous

    reasonable doubt, blueprint, black album, without a doubt better than this new shit. Jay is more about boasting and flow now then the lyrics from the 90s and early 2000

  • sxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    everybody knows this cd is dope.. you can troll all you want but it won't change a thing. Hov is the greatest of all time... jealousy is a weak emotion.

  • anonymous

    so what (alive) rappers do you people even like? ya' niggas always bithin jay- old washed up eminem-old washed up nas-boring kanye west- gay too innovative for ya'll what do these MCs gotta do to impress you guys these days? who are the best rappers right now then?

    • Anonymous

      I'll say it again, you do not have to be a rap music lover to comment on a rap music website. Lot of these comments come from bored, immature individuals so don't put too much stock into what they say.

  • Not Impressed

    The problem with Jay-Z is that he's constantly searching for approval from white people. Like many poor blacks from the projects, he's very insecure and doesn't want whites to see him as a 'n*gger'. He has done various things to make me feel this way...From pushing Freeway out of the picture with the white politicians (without even being asked), to playing that Oasis song at Glastonbury after being disrespected, to all the pictures with rich white billionaires and actors, to various name drops of famous white artists in his recent songs...Ever since the Black Album he's been on his best behavior to please white people. This album, Kingdom Come and Blueprint 3 aren't for the fans who liked The Black Album or any album before that. This is for the hipsters, old white ladies with poodles, and people who think they're too good for "black people music"...And Jay loves it as long as they give him a pat on the head and a scooby snack. Whatever makes him feel better about that inferiority complex, I guess. btw I'm not impressed

    • lol

      "a pat on the head and a scooby snack" lmao thats funny

    • Anonymous

      "This album, Kingdom Come and Blueprint 3 aren't for the fans who liked The Black Album or any album before that. This is for the hipsters, old white ladies with poodles, and people who think they're too good for "black people music" ^ lol and how do you know this? Ain't been 72 hours that it's out and you got it all figured out son? lol, stop it.

    • Chisel

      Well they say he worships the devil and whites are devils lol

    • DaMamba

      You know its hilarious that, because Jay-Z is at the level of success he's at, he's seen as "more white" or whatever the fuck. He brings up white artists (Picasso and whoever) because he's saying that he's working to become the first black artist who captures that kind of legacy in history. He's making comparisons in order to say "black people are rising" rather than "look at me I'm with white people". As for Freeway, Beans, and Bleeks....Jay gave ALL those dudes so many chances to be big, but they all turned out to be either just-above-lukewarm (Freeway, Beans) to fuckin trash (Bleek HOLLA). As for your whole "he makes music for indie kids", that argument should be aimed at Ye for making a fucking industry rock/eurostep album called Yeezus.

    • Not Impressed

      "The Freeway picture situation happened because a group of politicians didn't want to be photographed with Freeway, an ex-convict." That's not true. It was Jay who made Freeway leave on his own. In fact, one of the politicians actually had his arm around Freeway, ready to take the picture, before Jay made him leave. Watch the video.

    • Sap

      The Freeway picture situation happened because a group of politicians didn't want to be photographed with Freeway, an ex-convict. As for being on his best behavior, its because he's a business. Look at Ross. Look at Wayne. Look at what being "off their best behavior" has done for the businesses behind both of them. Jay-Z understands the importance of a strong personal brand, so yeah, he stopped stabbing people who leaked his album and wylin out in public. There's a reason he's the most successful rapper of all time.

    • lolz

      lolz @ not impressed, kick you're way out of that closet son you are way to emotional. Anyone would think that rapper you see on you're television had personally disrespected you control you're estrogen you funny little dweeb

    • Harlem's Reckoning

      Every post you make is hate aimed at Jay. It's like you seek out his threads and can't fight the urge to criticize the man. We all gotta impress and put on for the people who put money in our pockets, black or white it doesn't matter. It's called having a job. Get rid of your "crab in a bucket mentality" before you fuck around and die old and bitter for no reason at all.

    • Anonymous

      you make a lot a valid points..

    • JD

      your post if funny and you do make a point, but you cant take away the fact that compared to all the other trashy hip-hop/pop coming out these days, this is an ok album it's not no Reasonable Doubt or a Blue Print. It's worth listening to.

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  • What

    This what brothers need to do when you are wrong say you are wrong get pass that, and let us all eat man, Jay can use Timbaland and Timbaland still can hook a beat to get Paid

  • jerry

    better than Blueprints? Shut up dude. I am so sick of everyones music tastes now. Name one song on this cd that is going to be more timeless that h to the izzo, renegade, song cry, or u dont know? Heart of the city? I mean please. Get out of here with that trash man. You are all brainwashed. I would bet my fuckin car that in two years you never are like damn i wanna hear that magna carta shit. You will AlWAYS put in a reasonable doubt, blueprint, in my lifetime, black album. This new cd is average. Its boring. His flow isnt what it was, and the production isnt what it used to be.

    • Anonymous

      JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP THE ALBUM IS DOPE

    • SDK

      RDOUBT LIFETIME VOL 1 BLACK ALBUM AMERICAN GANGSTER THE BLUEPRINT MCHG ....

    • Yo!

      It's called nostalgia, bruh. Nothing is ever going to stack up to the old shit you have so many feels for. Jay is different, you're different. We all grow and change and nothing is ever going to take you back to those old feels except for those old records. And you can bet, because that's how life works, that someday people are going to be nostalgic about this album too. It just won't be you. A lot of fickle fans like yourself hate to see your favorite artists/musicians evolve away from their early material and sound, but it has to happen, jack. Deal.

    • Harlem's Reckoning

      How are you sick of someone else's musical taste?

    • jerry

      maybe better than 3 but thats not sayin shit...I mean to say blueprint not blueprints. Its definitely one of jay-zs worst albums, and I know that in a few years no one will be aching to bump it

    • Anonymous

      better than 2,3 easily...

    • jerry

      I just dont see even one song on this new cd having that replay value

    • Anonymous

      I get your point, but "izzo" is garbage...A lot of songs on the new album are better then that corny shit. lol

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    album is crazy/ better every listen... love this interview... Tim's ego >>>>>>>>> the world. LOL

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  • Anonymous

    The album was very safe, not bad at all tho, but not exciting necessarily. He needed some BP3 Kanye on here... Piccaso baby and that Ross cut for the most part. The marketing strategy was more innovative than the album.

  • VIBE

    At the time when Lil Wayne is skating & acting like a 8 year old, Kanye west lost all his roots & want to be white so bad that releases an electronic album, and Dr Dre detox been on hold for over 10 years, Drake is too soft for New York rap listeners, the king Hov comes back and takes over with a real Hip Hop album, this is his best album even better than all the Blueprints i agree, amazing work, haters will hate but Jay Z sounds like he was still in his Reasonable Doubt flow, big ups to Jay Z , New York is Back !!!!

  • Just Opinions

    Album was decent compared to 98% of the trash that is released these day's . People love to focus on the age thing like a bunch of birds . But you don't hear anyone saying the same thing about Rolling Stones or Metallica still touring making music . And please don't start on the hip hop is the streets yada yada hip hop is corporate now it's business . And if i had to choose between listening to this or 2 Chainz or Meek screaming through an album i know what i would choose . Anyway each to their own ....Peace

    • Anonymous

      i hear ya.. but just one thing about the rock groups that still touring...their new music sucks...they just play their classics

  • R.I.P. Jay-Z 1996-2003

    It were 7 greats years and now its over. Beats are not spectacular, lyrics not intersting and flow boring. Only the dickriders born after 2000 dig this shit but tehy dont know better they only know: midget wayne, rick ross, wale, drake, ganye west, snoop fake bob marley lion, 50 boring cent and other boring rappers from the south.

  • TrollHunter

    Album was a big big dissapointment, best tracks on there Timbaland didnt even produce. Oceans and SomewhereinAmerica.

  • Anonymous

    timbaland the jayz dickrider

  • Truth

    I am a HUGE Jay-Z fan but this album is horrible!! It only has 2-3 songs that are worth listening to. His subject matter is lame, his rhyme patterns are weak and tired and the beats do not engage the listener at all. Now I know why he didn't promote this album... b/c it sucks BIG time! Sorry Jay, but I think your abilities are catching up to your age. It might be time for you to retire from the rap game (again)... but this time, for good. RIP homie!

  • 3 headedmonstah

    JCOLE album was dope. if he would of gotten like 4 traks from other producers it would be more than dope MACMILLER was just a smooth as album .. big props YEEZY even tho its not considered an hiphop album to most, was a music masterpiece. BUT HOV'S SHIT BLOW ALL THESE NIGGAS ALBUM OUT THE BOX. DAMN SHIT HARDDDDDDD

    • K

      Kanye's Album was interesting but it's nothing close to a Masterpiece what the hell are you talking about? You want a Masterpiece go to "The college dropout", "Late Registration" or "My Twisted dark Fantasy" those are Classics. J Cole's LP is dope I agree, Mac Millers was pretty good too and the new Jay Z LP is pretty dope too. Not his best tho, I wish he had some production from DJ Premier, Kanye West or Just Blaze on it that would of helped

  • jozi

    "It's a good album, man,". "It's a great Hip Hop album...It's going to change Hip Hop." what da fuck was this fat cock sucker smoking. album is trash.

    • Agreed

      Yup, Jay-Z is so washed up now. The only people still riding him are those who are scared to accept that dude has lost it. He hasn't had a dope album in years.

    • Anonymous

      don't know what you're listening t, but it is one of his best.

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