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48 hours after the snippet, G.O.O.D. Music's "Clique" arrives in full.

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  • Max-a-million

    Ur both homo shiiiieeet

  • The guy below me is deffo homo

    The guy below me licks batty

  • Guy Below Me Is Gay

    Still a better song than Guap...

  • Anonymous

    quit hattin this song is sickkk

  • hakim

    sicccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Anonymous

    sicccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • EARLWOLF

    Greatest production of the year right there... Besides OF tape vol 2

  • Teza

    "Blame it on the pigment, we living no limits"--Perfectly describes this lost generation!

  • soar oner

    And who the hell said that? Did you ask your butt pirate and ass bandit buddies and they told you they dont wont black people wearing their shit? id say your full of it, the more the sell the better thats the reason they do it..

  • maverick

    the beat was the best thing about the hook is about as simplistic as possible but catchy...jayz is boring as fuck...ever since american gangster flopped hes been extra wack kanye is getting boring too and he doesnt even make beats anymore..sounds like hes losing his edge...3/5

  • Anonymous

    Xzibit - 1983 > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpPVln-ORa0&feature=plcp

  • Jonathan Harville

    Check Out Jonathan Harville on YouTube or SoundCloud.

  • YES I SAID IT!

    Blacks are so easily impressed ...Lifestyle rap about fruity European fashion designers What a bunch of feminine vanity slaves some of you are Fact: Prada, Gucci,Louie , don't like black people wearing their clothes ... They came out and said it blatantly The diamonds are mined by poor African children Black People probably the dumbest race of EARTH !

    • hotboxedigloo

      "black people are the dumbest race on earth" Just to put this into context I am a white Canadian, grew up in a rural area, with no black ppl, but from 23 years what I've come to understand is there are no "dumb" races; just dumb people, and you sound like one dumb motherfucker.

    • soar oner

      Lol i laugh at skum of the earth like you bro.. Grow up you homo c*nt ,dont worry about black people worry about yourself boy.

    • maverick

      dont believe everything you see on tv homeboy...this is a really more complex issue

    • Anonymous

      Fuck outta' here kid. You trying to educate me on some common sense shit. EVEN black designers and entrepreneurs use vendors that according to you may be from the other side. We don't live in a vacumm and any real business knows that. Stop worrying about small shit like what Hilfiger personally thinks of you and work the system to acquire power. YOU like everybody else is part of this society and follow the rules of this society so don't come at me on some I'm totally independent and only support my own. Bullshit. Fuck you you gone do sit in a corner and cut yourself off from the world because somebody you don't know may hate your ass? Truth be told it took brave white people as well as black leaders to give you the freedom to sit here a bitch like you do. I would NEVER put you in charge of any business because you're too angry and paranoid to succeed. You probably hate Jay Z too right? That's a yes. You hate Oprah, Obama, Bill Cosby, Jordan and any other black successful BUSINESS person. You on that illuminati bullshit too. AND THEN you going to go captain obvious on me about Africa! NO SHIT they're getting exploited. You can thank Shaka Zulu and other greedy African kings for that. Heard of the British much? Talk about them before you even get to China. NO the best thing you can do is get off the gaddamn internet and make some money, gain REAL FINANCIAL power and hire a brother. Fuck the mad at whitey mentality. It's a road to nowhere.

    • Yes still saying it "!

      P.S .. Slow Lane ...Please do not start on Africa that continent is still being raped / and exploited to this day --You really think Africans own the diamond mines , or Africa's natural resources that are plenty are not being pillaged by the Chinese ..YOU REALLY ARE A DUMB ASS ..Black people really are in a state of DENIAL !!

    • Still Saying It !

      No every race does not strive to spend their money on clothes designed by gay European fruity fashion designers ... You say maybe i should be happy if black people walked around naked ---Come on son stop being weak and childish My point is support your own shit , don't be supporting brands that blatantly do NOT WANT YOU TO WEAR THERE CLOTHES ...Just does not make sense The media has not got me twisted unlike you i can see the bigger picture ... For example yes blacks created hip hop -But the people who have made the real money are white owned record label heads , Share holders in private prison / jail complexes who collude with record labels to promote a certain kind of hip hop .. If you to dumb or weak to see the bigger picture ..Then knock yourself out go buy those skinny jeans and tight tops, go spend your money on jewelry at retail price , continue fantazizng about popping french bottles of champagne etc etc THE BLIND WILL STAY BLIND

    • Still Saying It !

      You are WRONG every race does not strive to own gay designer EUROPEAN clothes ...Rap/Hip Hop is the only genre of music that promotes (FREE PRODUCT PLACEMENTS FOR COMPANY'S WHO DO NOT WANT YOU TO WEAR THEIR SHIT ) Fact Rap Music/Hip Hop is the only genre of music that celebrates/promotes Killing people who look exactly like your little brothers .. And some of you people call that entertainment ! The big picture that you are clearly to STUPID to understand is that you are still being manipulated ... Champagne popping owned by FRENCH company's who do not like black consumers European gay fashion designers who have blatantly said they do not like black people wearing their clothes ... And finally record companies working directly with private owned correction facility share holders to promote a certain type of ignorant/Tom-Coonery rap music .... If you are too stupid to see the bigger picture than i feel sorry for you .. P.S This line you wrote made me L.O.L ( Nevermind that blacks created Hip-hop a billion dollar industry ) Yes and white owned record executives took it manipulated it and made the real MONEY SUCKER !!! L.O.L.Z

    • Anonymous

      Yet every other race on Earth has the same ambitions and owns these same brands. OR maybe you would be happy if "black people" didn't purchase anything and walk around naked because some "racist" may have sold it to them. OR maybe you think ALL black people are from the hood because you watched Boyz In the Hood a million times. Or maybe you think black people NEVER invented anything or contributed to America at all. Nevermind that blacks fought in ALL the major wars. Nevermind that we have black astronauts. Nevermind that we have black physicians and engineers. Nevermind that we have rappers who have moved on to become real business men and moguls. Nevermind that we have a black President. Nevermind that we have black congressmen. Nevermind that blacks created Hip-hop a billion dollar industry. I can go on... You need to stop thinking BET, HHDX, Worldstar are reputable sites on black culture and expand your world view. I haven't even touched on Africans. But whatever, the media got you twisted on some self-hate.

  • Asshole Up Top

    No one is above you.

  • Asshole Up Top

    Dude, no one is above you. -.-

  • Dude Above Me is Gay

    We're not talking about your mouth, we're talking about the song. Fruit Cup.

  • Anonymous

    Check out this rapper from Kingston who jus signed to a independent label in NY. real rap... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaaGn8lRWbM "Wasn't There" Sly Rankin

  • Marky Jordo

    Straight up goin in HARD!!!

  • Anonymous

    perfect. I like it.

  • Jermane

    I am listening to this track right now. I like it.

  • mbongeni

    this is fire! they all killed it! why the hate?

  • clevelandchief

    Gar- Bha- juh... Ni99as in paris

  • Anonymous

    luv diz ignant ahh shyt!

  • Anonymous

    hey idiot he dissed has 4 kelis not the other way around

  • Anonymous

    Kanye's verse kinda stopped this from being the biggest smash in club... its like wtf???

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit this blows

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfIvIFyCF1o&feature=plcp

  • G.D. Stubbs

    "Hey Kanye, let's knock this out right quick, okay?"

  • Anonymous

    What happened to rap

  • Anonymous

    Jay-Z mentioned Kelis Subliminal diss to Nas They still dont like each other

  • hiphopdon

    check out this new upcoming artist http://soundcloud.com/thearrivals123/sets/controversial-not-commercial

  • Anonymous

    track is aight.. tho dudes goin for that young money sound... no orginality these days

  • Anonymous

    Fuck these fuckin pussy azz bitches Tyler "BRUHBRUH" Lundford (443)-262-2356

  • Controverse

    Internet hatred is boring. Perfect 5.

  • Anonymous

    This is the best shit since Barry White. Really, it's just flawess, it brought tears to my eyes.

  • Anthonty

    Nice...it has an Old Skool vibe...

  • 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. I do music to help change the lives of others so what you'll get from my music is all POSITIVITY! 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=TwR-NQa-u78

  • chulexico

    Niccce Jay Z murdered this..

  • ANon04603

    Jay-Z killed this... Illuminati or not? hahahahaha.

  • Anonymous

    not bad the flow isnt perfect but the beat is pretty sick and there are some good lines in the song

  • daddyfatsaxx

    he just had a frew brews

  • Anonymous

    this shit is fire fuck haters man go bury yourselves with michael vicks dogs

  • MC EIHTMFDOOM

    MC EIHT FEATURING XZIBIT - NEED AIR . IS BETTER .

    • Big Dan

      Xzibit - Fell off big time after "Man Vs Machine", which wasn't much of a good album either, and spends too much time being a wack actor in wack movies. That's funny. I was flipping channels about an hour ago and stumbled on a movie with Busta and Xzibit, don't remember the name. Had to turn it off after 5 minutes and watch Monday Night Football instead. It was too painful to watch.

    • FuKKK KKKanye West

      MC Eiht - Overrated because he came from Compton at the same time NWA was blowing up, have a horrible voice, slow flow and can't do compound rhymes, plus he has a fake gangsta image. Xzibit - Fell off big time after "Man Vs Machine", which wasn't much of a good album either, and spends too much time being a wack actor in wack movies.

  • FuKKK KKKanye West

    I knew I could expect nothing but GARBAGE from these trick ass niggas.

  • biscuits and waffles!

    Big Sean's flow was ill. He beat Jay-Z. Kanye beats em both. He makes this song a solid 4

  • rain

    Ghost Face would destroy HIM!

  • rain

    Kanye saved this song, Is it me or is Jay-z flat out boring now. Dude doesn't talk about shit interesting anymore. I know this is off topic but I don't understand why I catch flak when I say Mf Doom would out rap Jay-Z, and this is coming form mainstream heads? All my friends who are underground heads agree with me,I honestly think he's a better rapper and got a better flow and bigger vocabulary!

  • nick

    I can't stand Big Sean, but this song as a whole is dope, I am an hiphop head, but i can vibe with this, beat is smooth.

  • Jaymalls

    This shit has billboard top 20 written all over it... Sometimes u music enthusiast have to take music for why it is... And stop bitching and moaning!

  • Anonymous

    Fuck this shit! Everybody go buy DMX's new album right now!

  • Anonymous

    How are niggas not seeing how Big Sean bodied this shit... We no this nigga has no substance but those flows are REDICULOUS

  • Anonymous

    this song is beyond wack...jay has 100's of sick verses, i love him but this shit was garbage...i havent liked kanye since late registration, and big sean well, i never liked him period...terrible commercial music right here

  • Anonymous

    This shit is MEAN!!!!! Big Sean's flows are CRAZY. Hov's flows... CRAZY. Yeezy's flows... *dead*

  • click-clack

    Best hiphop track of the year i am 15 this shit motivates me to become a success .. 5*

  • Anonymous

    Where is Curtis Jackson?,G-Unit? yayo or Banks? man...that was soooooo 2003/2004.

  • Mattybee

    Big Sean's verse isn't good. The chorus sucks bad. The beat is awesome. Kanye is a racist. It's a 3.5 for me.

  • Anonymous

    too bad 4 the big sean verse

  • Rap Genius

    Its the Dream Team meets the Supreme Team / And all our eyes green - Jay-Z. Hov, as ever, operates on a level few mortals can reach. While this line may appear simple, theres a lot going on. The Dream Team, of course, is the 92 U.S. Olympic basketball team. The Supreme Team was the notorious Queens-based drug gang of the 1980s and 90s. But the green eyes here mean something more than jealousy, and more than having eyes the color of money. The Supreme Teams leader, Kenneth Supreme McGriff, famously had green eyes, a fact which is certainly not lost on Jay, who likely remembers the groups heyday.

  • mwoullard

    hhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaammmmmm

  • BOY

    Lil Wayne IS the Best Rapper Alive. Now before you hating fucks start bashing me let me explain. Wayne himself has said that he is NOT better than anybody else but he is the BEST at what he does. So all you fuck faces getting mad when they call him the BEST RAPPER ALIVE dont get your panties in a bunch. and he Weezy is still KIGN of HIP HOP ! YMCMB!

    • mitcholos

      He Is Certainly The Best At What He Does= Making Terrible Music With Weak Rhymes And BS Metaphors With No Substance Or Content Worthy Of Real HipHop Fans Attention. Poor Souls Getting Caught Up In The Pop Singles, Believing The Hype, Living Up To The Title "Target Audience."

    • Anonymous

      I second that

  • gatan normandin

    ouatte de phoque is going down wit u nigga, kanye love gros cul sale str8 pipe dans l'cul dla cow bang bang miowww

  • ab

    "I'd rather buy 80 gold chains and go ignant!" it's the culmination of rap culture's celebration of materialism/consumerism. POINTLESS but dope.

  • papichulo

    this songs wavy and kanye kills it so all you fags shut the fuck up

  • WhatMoreCanISay?

    The song grows on you. Playlist-worthy. 4/5

  • JUST TERRIBLE AND IM NOT HATING, ITS THE TRUTH

    simple ass beat, wack lyrics

  • DontbuyKanyeswest.com

    Support the Download and Bootleg Kanye Movment and lets have him a really cruel summer.

  • left,right.left

    Kanye is definitely the hottest MC in the game. this sh#t slap. shout-out to Hov too.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody catch any of the illuminati symbolism...

  • RSVP

    They invited sean a seat to sit at the throne.

  • ***************************

    I'm suprised 101 other dalmations haven't jumped up to remix the life of this heat and proclaim they are the best crew. But this is already too good. What more can you do?

  • Laron

    I keep returning to this song because I just love the oomph of the beat and the energy of the verses

  • So Icy Boi

    lil wayne, since his inception has stayed true to the format, the guy is hip hop inside out, he knows the culture, has ties to legends (whom have vouched for him) he single-handedly created this mixtape shit, and did in 3 years what it took some of the greats to do in 10. FALL THE FUCK BACK, if you don't like duke why even bother? While you BLOG and keyboard slam your FUCKERY he's caked up, doing his thing, giving us consistent hip hop. wayne's the man and I've never been ashamed to say I've followed him and been an avid fan since 2001'. I mean, read his books, look beyond the music the guy is the realist of the real, he's ACTUALLY lived what he writes unlike 99.9% of these clowns. You guys need to pipe it down a tad, and take that evil out your veins, LISTEN to his music and embrace this man. PERIOD.

    • Colin

      I'm not sayin Lil Wayne is garbage, but I am sayin you need to get off his dick. Good god. Wayne has talent and rhymes for days but he's not the end all be all of hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    leave kanye west alone he dont own his own publishing which means he would have to pay the record company to do those songs even on tour. haha he is falling off on purpose and he is probably saving his most creative stuff. haha the dude did runaway that was probably the craziest performance i have ever seen. i think the dude is broaderline genius jay z aint running with him for nothing haha if you dont buy this junk i dont blame you but i think once he is done with the contract he might return.

  • BETA

    "my crew deeper than Wu-Tang" ? What? You crazy kid, whats up with this punks. PS: Fuck you HHDX censoring comments & rating in Lupe Fiascos American Terrorist Part 2 (Superheroes) song

  • @music2_my_ears

    I like it. Kanye did his thing as usual. It's not Mercy but it's G.O.O.D!

  • charles

    Dope track. flows are fantastic

  • Articulate1

    What the fuck is effeminate-voiced Lil' Shawn (you seen his narrow-ass shoulders?) doing on a track with legends? That dude straight up sucks bawls and 'Ye needs to ditch him quick cause him and corny Pusha T and 2Chainz gonna fuck up the GOOD Music album. 'Ye been steadily fallin off fuckin with these lames...track sucks too.

  • Hello

    Anyone could rap over this and it would be good. Deserved a better rapper than Big Sean, but good all the same.

  • Moneger30

    EVERYBODY KILLED IT!!! add me on facebook k guccistraitjacket brown or twitter INCREDABUCKS. 300 to 500 a week with MCA come get this money leave your email

  • anonymous

    Damn no. 1 on itunes. Kanye killing it

  • Sean is hard on this??

    Sean makes this record!!! Kanye verse is too long and reaches too hard - this shit will knock down any club -minus kanye verse..

  • Jay-Z - Made In America

    1. Overdose (Produced by Just Blaze) 2. The Winner's Circle (Produced by Kanye West) 3. Maintain feat. Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West, co. Q-Tip, co. Jeff Bhasker) 4. My Interpretation (Produced by Just Blaze) 5. Glass Ceilings feat. Pharrell (Produced by The Neptunes) 6. Give It Up (Produced by Timbaland, co. Danja) 7. Losing Out (Produced by Hit-Boy, add. Kanye West, add. Mike Dean) 8. The Necessary Evils feat. Beyonce (Produced by Kanye West, co. No. I.D., co. Jeff Bhasker) 9. One Song (Produced by Kanye West) 10. The Knowing (Produced by Just Blaze) 11. So Gone (Produced by The Neptunes) 12. Under Pressure (Produced by No. I.D.) 13. Try (Produced by Kanye West)

  • hmmm

    Mercy ate this song's lunch.

  • @Traingang_

    yo dese niggas just playin wit music they know they the best

  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule is on this track...but since it was too HOT he had to be replaced by Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Kanye.

  • chulexico

    This shit is real fire! Big sean should of just been on da hook tho.... But fuck it song iz fire!

  • Anonymous

    Jay-z's best verse since fuckin blue magic or some shit. Blueprint 3 was weak overall. Would be a better track if jay and kanye had 2 verses each and big Sean just said clique on the hook. And the cruel summer snippets sound horrible. Mercy and clique are decent tho. Might be 2 or 3 more good tracks on the album.

  • Rich_DRB

    Jay-Z a legend fools, he hop on tracks for these fools now just for fun! welcome to the jungle is Jay shit, slick talk, flow, presence and word play is why Jay has more number 1 albums than everyone except the Beatles

  • RMAC

    ....Am I tha only one now who thinks "tha album garbage, thats y it keeps keepin pushed back?".....SUMMER F N OVER!!!!

  • Damecash

    I'm still a roc.a.fella fan...yeezy has the key to our future in music...big Sean is a pawn to show he's participating in the cornyness going on...he prolly don't listen to Sean's music...just for the big head little shirt skinny meanders out there...he's bait

  • Haun

    big sean should never have attempted with Jay nor Yeezy this was self suicide might as well hopped on a track Em and Kendrick lol

  • amoney

    Nigggas hate Jay-Z just like niggas hate the Lakers

  • My Opinion

    Yeezy killed this shit

  • Q

    Big Sean needs to be kicked off this song.

  • anonymous

    I wish it was just kanye and jay z. Big sean dont ever call urself "b-i-g" he needs to get slapped silly. His voice is so stupid and flows retarded how can anyone like that shit? Clan deeper than wu-tang? You must be out your bird cuz Wu tang is more deep mentally and physically and spiritually the only thing deep about big sean is the hole in his ass from getting fucked.

  • Anonymous

    Sean is just a horrible rapper.

    • Anonymous

      I don't know how a straight male can listen to him. His voice just makes my gaydar go through the roof. Too feminine for me.

  • So Icy Boi

    Ok let's face it, kanye back in the day had a few good songs, but come on dude just admit that your shit ain't saying shit. I still believe lil wayne is a better rapper, performer and business man than kanye #YMCMB!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I think Kanye can help lil Wayne out about now....muscly no one has that eye for wats gonna be hot next year like yeezy...he helped some famouse people win Grammys...Wayne....just gave up on creativity, he only make good music when his block is hot it seems

    • Anonymous

      lil wayne has zero classic albums, carter II is a very good album but far from classic

    • Dinero

      Let's be honest. If Kanye isn't saying shit then Lil Wayne isn't even whispering farts. Kanye has a few good songs now, 3 classic albums and tons of classic beats. Lil Wayne can't make beats let alone create a classic one. Lil Wayne has 1 classic album and maybe two other good albums.

  • Birdman

    jay z's music career is over, no 1 cares any more wen he droppin, his first album was good that was it, few food joints on the WTT album thts it, its over , its all cash money young money now its there turn

    • chill

      nobody cares when jay z dropping? you joking right? you gotta be real young like under 16 -probably like 14

    • Checkit

      You must be 16 years old or a few years over and seriously mean that. Jay is a legend. He has what 10 number one albums maybe now 11? Shit maybe even 12 now. look it up. I admit, I think his verse wasn't the best on this, but he's still on par with the younger generation rappers. Shit he did a real freestyle, not that shit they're passing as freestyle now, on Ricky's album and the shit was as hot as you favorite rappers latest verses.

  • Anonymous

    jigga give it up. This song is okay but you just an average mc. You aint no Big, Nas, Game or Wayne

  • The Game

    u fools need to stop blogging here, get outta yo house and go grab a copy of my classic album that has ALREADY sold 3mil!! #RED ALBUM

  • skilz

    jay-z came wackand been comin wack alot lately retire already old man

  • music fan

    ehh its okay not my type of music so yea

  • mpmj385

    Damn I wanted another 32 bars from Yeezy! Who whith me!

  • Anonymous

    just that this skinny fuck calls himself "b i g" is enough for me to close this

  • Anonymous

    FUCKING SELL OUTSSSSSSSS SOUTHERN BEATSSSSSSSSSS

  • Anonymous

    when are people going to realize that all mainstream is garbage and if its commercial its not hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Next..........................yawn...

  • MacRob

    The beat has potential.... the Crappers dont....

  • www.marlosbeats.com

    I like how Kanye stay getting these spotlight moments with the stand out parts of the song lol. Mainstream seen is changing a tad bit...but repetitive words in hooks are getting on my nerves...lazy

  • Nuff said....

    It aint bad. 3.5 stars

  • NYYstateofmind

    you kids are a bunch of hating ass bitches. this song is sick as fuck

  • GeeLegend

    Kanye is a animal when it comes to production.

  • Anonymous

    Big Sean had the best verse

  • Jonye

    Dope. If you look at my life i guess he talkin back! Nasty.

  • Anonymous

    I really hate it when Big Sean refers to himself as B.I.G. I loathe it. He should stop it. Nice punchlines, and all, but dude, you gotta stop sayin that.

  • PERF

    This shit is AWEsOME G.O.O.D. Music!!! :D

  • ModSquadAnonymous

    go to youngandnobleclothing.com song is fiyah!

  • thekidflames

    Medium Sean is garbage truck juice. This kid sucks...convinced. I starting to not care for the music Kanye is making these days as well. I'm all for evolving, but shit...the best thing about this was Jay's verse.

  • Mr official

    As soon as this fool said B-I-G. I turned this off. Who told this guy he can do that. Kanye??? Lil Sean please stop

  • GOOD Music - Cruel Summer

    1. To the World per. Kanye West & John Legend (Produced by Kanye West) 2. Clique per. Kanye West, Common & Jay-Z (Produced by Just Blaze) 3. Mercy per. Big Sean, Pusha T, KiD CuDi & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West, co. Mike Dean, co. Jeff Bhasker) 4. New God Flow per. Pusha T, Kanye West & Ghostface Killah (Produced by Kanye West) 5. The Morning per. Pusha T, Common, CyHi The Prynce, KiD CuDi, D'banji, Raekwon & Young Jeezy (Produced by No. I.D.) 6. Cold per. Kanye West (Produced by Hit-Boy) 7. Higher per. Pusha T, The-Dream & CyHi The Prynce (Produced by The Neptunes) 8. Sin City per. John Legend, Teyana Taylor, CyHi The Prynce, Malik Yusef & Q-Tip (Produced by Q-Tip) 9. The One per. Kanye West, Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco & Marsha Ambrosius (Produced by Knaye West, co. No I.D., add. Q-Tip, add. Jeff Bhasker) 10. Creepers per. KiD CuDi (Produced by Hit-Boy, add. Kanye West, add. Emile) 11. Bliss per. John Legend & Teyana Taylor (Produced Kanye West) 12. I Don't Like per. Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi The Prynce & Jadakiss (Produced by Hit-Boy) ^^ What the tracklist SHOULD be ^^

  • Jose

    Big Sean sounds like Drake! And also somebody please ask the muthafucka not to say B-I-G. He's really short. Plus there is only one B-I-G and he's resting in peace. Jay-Z killed it.

  • Crisfantom

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  • Six figures

    This is a really good song and k- west is so ill and he is really getting on Jay level and Sean was god but not in the same league as jay and west .

  • Keenan Cunnin

    let me connect some dots here. chief keef celebrated the death of a 16 year old boy named Lil' Jo Jo through twitter the other day. Kanye west, who is from Chicago, is featuring a remix of a song by Chief Keef on an upcoming album...I don't know about ya'll but that's way off to me. I can't just sit around and watch people use Hip Hop music in this way. Especially someone who I was advocating as being the "savior of Hip Hop" a decade ago...In the midst of all this nonsense, I was inspired to write a song to Kanye West called "Testify," peep it by checking out my bandcamp site. http://keenancunnin.bandcamp.com/track/testify

  • Anonymous

    The chorus should go " Everyone thinks Kanye you are a d!ck,d!ck,d!ck,Dick"

  • Anonymous

    trash niggas don't have nothing to rap about no more

  • Keenan Cunnin

    I made a song about Kanye West called "Testify." Look it up Keenan Cunnin "Testify." Just wrote it and recorded it today. http://keenancunnin.bandcamp.com/track/testify

  • ETK

    to all these so called real hiphop fans... yall are the reason hiphop is drowning in shame right now. im a 80s baby and i remember when dedicated fans who had no job would spin their last couple dollars on their favorite rappers cd wit no problem reason why real hiphop sold so many records. now The hiphop heads use the net to basically disect their favorite rappers album just to see if it meets a certain criteria... newsflash, Nas who is by far one of the best lyrical minded rappers today hasent broken 300,000 yet and why is that... cuz there are no more loyal fans. he should easily be gold right now. i hate wayne but this guy has gotta have loyal fans that no matter how good or bad his album is they buy it anyway to support him. niggas learning how to use the internet killed hiphop. too many hiphop heads expecting thier favorite artist on these major labels to make str8 raw rap, story songs etc, when thats cool but nowadays thats not what the masses is looking for and if it dont meet that standard for you hiphop heads you will right off your favorite rapper and not support them... im done wit my book..

    • @Real Talk

      Kill yourself, bitch.

    • ETK

      fam why you usin my name for? I capitalize my I's, nigga. if you wanna vent out with your opinion, use another damn name

    • Real Talk

      NIgga You Done Crying Yet? There is no such thing as "REAL HIPHOP" fucking idiot, so story telling is considered "Real" if anything Lil Wayne and Drake are spitting the realest shit, cuz they rapping what they doing, fucking bitches, smoking, Drinking, living that young LifeStyle, so thats more real than someone just storytelling. Im not saying that, Lil Wayne music is the best, but don't start with this "REAL HIPHOP" non sense cuz it does not exist. Any one can fabricate a story, come on son. You cant force no one to buy something they don't enjoy, If people Like an artist they support it, nothing else more to it. Just do you, if Nas makes you happy and makes you feel like your some type True Hip Hop Head, then go buy his album and enjoy it, same way Lil Wayne Muisc does not grab your attention, is the same way Nas or any other so called "Real Hip Hop Artist' doesn't grab other peoples attention.

    • Ok

      Nas doesn't have loyal fans because that's just the nature of the business. If you keep the same fans all the time then people should going platinum all the time, right? I mean how many people from Nas' area are still as popular as he is? not to many so it's just normal that you are going to lose some fans when a new generation comes. If you think about it is that Nas doesn't make radio friendly records for people to buy his album like Wayne, Jay Z, Kanye, etc. Why do you think Jay Z old albums are different from the new ones. Because he realizes to remain popular he as to dumb down his lyrics, talk about which you 80s babies can relate to and do songs with Drake, Kanye, Lil wayne to stay relevant. Why do you think he did Watch The Throne after Kanye dropped a classic album. To stay relevant and get some of Kanye's fans. What is lack in the industry is creativity because everyone is now following the baller mentality and no more substance in their music to get radio play. That's what bothers hiphop heads. Just look at the difference between Drake and J. Cole. One is radio and one is not. So Drake is going to have more loyal fans than J. Cole. And don't forget Lil wayne started very young so to 80's babies, he comes off like a new artist and does things like skateboarding.

  • WEEZY FAN

    wayne's going to be remembered as the next pac. How can you not award him that right. Look how much he has done for hip hop. Hip Hop album says have been on slow decline, yet Wayne has been the small breath of air keeping it alive and bringing in money by bringing in ATTENTION. Attention is what keeps music or anything else alive. He branches out and does other things than music. He features on other artists of different genres albums. Pac would be proud of Wayne if he were still alive and I even believe he would agree to sign to Young Money records and help Wayne build even bigger empire. If Wayne were to die, he WOULD become the same vessel of icon as Pac was and still is to this day. Look how many people bite Waynes style same as they did pac(Nas, Ja Rule). Yall know its true but are just to afraid to admit it.

    • Mr official

      Whoever said that. Please run as fast as you can out the living room window. Hurry. Lil wayne will catch you..

    • Anonymous

      this retard has posted this on other news jams. dont feed this stupid ass troll everyone knows wayne can never touch tupac in skill, lyrics, hooks, message, concepts, and dont even bring up record sales troll.

    • sun_god7

      These types of debates are always generational, depending on when you were born and what hiphop was sparkin' during your teenage years or early 20s. But to be real, the folks that go back to HipHop in the 80s and still listen to new stuff today - would put Wayne in the top 15 of all time, but not the best.

    • Anonymous

      You know that article did not alter anybody's opinion on lil wayne right?

    • ---

      you're a F*cking idiot

  • So Icy Boi

    I have been a Wayne fan since 1997 when he was rapping with Big Tymers and B.G. I followed and witnessed his flow mature. So to say he is not the best out there is hatin. If you hate then dont listen, dont bother to comment. Best rappers flows always mature over time, Wayne is a perfect example. Top 5 to ever do it: 2pac Jay-Z Big L Lil Wayne 50 Cent (not lyrical but makes the most PERFECT MUSIC ever for a rapper)

  • That Dude

    # 172 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z topped the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks with "Ain't No.../Dead Presidents." Jay-Z released Reasonable Doubt with the tracks "Can't Knock The Hustle,""Feelin' It," "Dead Presidents," and "Brooklyn's Finest." The single "Dead Presidents" was certified gold. Reasonable Doubt was certified gold. # 141 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z released Volume 1... In My Lifetime with tracks "The City Is Mine" and "Sunshine." # 44 Singles Artist of the Year Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified gold. Jay-Z appeared in the film Streets Is Watching and appeared on the soundtrack with the tracks "It's Alright," "Love For Free," "Only A Customer," "In My Lifetime" (remix), and "Celebration." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was released. Jay-Z could be heard on rap and even pop radio with his hits "Hard Knock Life" and "Can I Get A..." and his videos became a staple on MTV. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 5 weeks and the R&B Albums chart for 6 weeks. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland's LP Tim's Bio: Life Fram Da Basement on the track "Lobster & Scrimp." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Rolling Stone named Jay-Z the Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top R&B Album Artist and Top R&B Album Artist - Male. # 26 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Volume 2... Hard Knock Life) and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Hard Knock Life") and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Money Ain't A Thang" with Jermaine Dupri). Jay-Z boycotted the awards ceremony "...because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked... Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it, but if we go on a world tour, no one know." A spokesperson for Jay-Z said after the awards: "If they want to give us awards, we'll take them. But we aren't gonna drop everything and run to the show to get a small pat on the head when they don't even air the award he won." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 4x platinum and Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified platinum. The single "Hard Knock Life" was certified gold. Jay-Z and DMX donated 1-night's worth of concert profits to the families of the Columbine victims when their Hard Knock Life tour hit Denver. Jay-Z told MTV: "We decided to donate the proceeds from this show as soon as we saw the date on the schedule." Jay-Z returned to the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Blue Streak soundtrack with "Girls' Best Friend." Jay-Z was named Lyricist of the Year, Solo at the Source Hip-Hip Music Awards. Jay-Z won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video ("Can I Get A...") and was nominated for Best Video from a Film and Viewer's Choice ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 by helping out Mariah Carey on her hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart with "Jigga My..." for 2 weeks. Jay-Z won a WB Radio Music Award for Song of the Year (Rhythm/Urban) ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with his contribution to Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" (which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks and the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, and the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 8 weeks. Jay-Z was arrested after turning himself in in New York for charges related to a stabbing the night before - he was later charged with 4 counts of assault, but maintained his plea of innocence. Jay-Z released Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter at the end of the month with anticipation of selling over 1 million copies in the first week of release. Jay-Z won a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit #1 on Mariah Carey's hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Hot Rap Artist. # 39 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter debuted at #1 on the LP charts selling less than half a million copies in its first week of release in the U.S. and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for 2 weeks. By the end of the month, a grand jury in New York indicted Jay-Z on 2 counts of attempted assault related to the alleged stabbing last December. Jay-Z pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charges. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 2x platinum. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 5x platinum. Jay-Z won an Online Hip-Hop Award for Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Big Pimpin'." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps soundtrack with "Hey Papi." Jay-Z could be heard on Busta Rhymes' LP, Anarchy, on the track "Why We Die." The video "Big Pimpin'" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z released his next LP, The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000, on the last day of the month. Jay-Z won a Radio Music Award for Artist of the Year: Hip Hop/Rhythmic. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 debuted at #1 on the Pop and R&B/Hip-Hop LP charts. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" for 3 weeks. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 was certified 2x platinum. # 29 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Big Pimpin'") and Best Rap Album (Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter). Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album (The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000). Jay-Z was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Artist - Rap. Jay-Z was arrested in New York when a gun was found on his bodyguard. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out R. Kelly with "Fiesta." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 5 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "Fiesta" (with R. Kelly). Jay-Z won a BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." Jay-Z's video for "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Artist of the Year - Solo. Jay-Z released The Blueprint. The Blueprint topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 3 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks - selling over 426,000 copies in its 1st week of release in the US. Jay-Z topped the MTV Top 20 Video Countdown with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." The Blueprint was certified platinum. Jay-Z performed at The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 charities. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Girls, Girls, Girls." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland & Magoo's LP Indecent Proposal on the track "Party People." Jay-Z released Unplugged. Jay-Z received 3 years probation for a 1999 stabbing. Jay-Z topped Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks ("Fiesta" with R. Kelly) and as the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist and the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist - Male. Readers and critics of Rolling Stone voted Jay-Z as Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. # 59 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"), Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Change The Game" featuring Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek), and Best Rap Album (The Blueprint). Reasonable Doubt was certified platinum. Jay-Z won a Soul Train Award for R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year (The Blueprint). Jay-Z teamed up with R. Kelly for the LP The Best Of Both Worlds. The Best Of Both Worlds topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. The hits collection Chapter One: Greatest Hits was released overseas. The Blueprint was certified 2x platinum and The Best Of Both Worlds was certified platinum. Jay-Z appeared on the 8 Mile soundtrack with the track "8 Miles And Runnin'." Jay-Z performed on Saturday Night Live. Jay-Z released a 2-CD set, The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with help from Beyonc Knowles on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Top 200 LP chart for a week and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks with The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse selling over 545,000 copies its first week of release in the US. The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z had moderate R&B and rap hits with the tracks "People Talking," "Jigga," "Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body" (with R. Kelly), "Get This Money" (with R. Kelly), "Song Cry," "Somebody's Girl" (with R. Kelly), "Shake Ya Body" (with R. Kelly and Lil' Kim), and "Hovi Baby." # 12 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award with R. Kelly for R&B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo (The Best Of Both Worlds). Jay-Z was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Song Cry"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Excuse Me Miss." Jay-Z released Blueprint 2.1: Gift & Curse - the LP was shorter version of The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse with 2 additional unreleased tracks. Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a week and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with "Excuse Me Miss." VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Jay-Z at # 10. Jay-Z's signature athletic shoes became the fastest sellers in Reebok's history. Jay-Z brought his viewpoints against the US war with Iraq with a remix of Panjabi MC's single "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Panjabi MC and Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for a week with "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 and then the Top 10 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love" from her LP Dangerously In Love. Jay-Z and 50 Cent started touring together as part of the 'Rock The Mic Tour' kicking off in Connecticut. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 8 weeks, the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 8 weeks, the Top 40 Tracks chart, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 4 weeks, the Hot Digital Tracks chart for 6 weeks, and the UK singles chart for 3 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could be heard on the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack with the track "La, La, La." Jay-Z hit #1 for 7 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart and Mainstream Top 40 chart with Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z's video for "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video. His contribution to Beyonc Knowles' "Crazy In Love" won for Best Female Video, Best Choreography (Frank Gatson, Jr.), and Best R&B Video, and was nominated for Viewer's Choice. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 6 weeks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 5 weeks helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'" from The Neptunes Presents... The Clones compilation. Jay-Z could be heard on Mary J. Blige's LP, Love & Life, on the track "Love & Life." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z released The Black Album. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart for 3 weeks with The Black Album. The LP sold over 463,000 copies in the US during its first shortened week of release. Jay-Z was honored at the Vibe Awards with the TuBig Award. Jay-Z also won an award for Coolest Collabo along with Beyonc Knowles for "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could heard on Missy Elliott's LP This Is Not A Test on the track "Wake Up." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Change Clothes." Jay-Z topped the ARC Top Songs of 2003 along with Beyonc Knowles with "Crazy In Love." Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 248: Reasonable Doubt, # 464: The Blueprint. # 16 Singles Artist of the Year The Black Album was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z won 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Crazy In Love" with Rich Harrison, Beyonc Knowles and Eugene Record) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Crazy In Love" with Beyonc Knowles), and was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Frontin'" with The Neptunes and Pharrell), Best Rap Album (The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse), and Best Rap Song (songwriter) ("Excuse Me Miss" with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Dirt Off Your Shoulder." Jay-Z released The Black Album: Acappella (Billboard peak: 106). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "99 Problems." Jay-Z won 2 BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration ("Crazy In Love"). The video for "99 Problems" won 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video, Best Direction (Mark Romanek), Best Cinematography (Joaquin Baca-Asay), and Best Editing, and was also nominated for Video of the Year, and Best Male Video. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Lyricist of the Year. Jay-Z released The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly. Jay-Z's fall tour with R. Kelly was cancelled one night after Kelly was allegedly pepper sprayed by a member of Jay-Z's entourage at a show in New York which resulted in Kelly leaving his set complaining of security concerns. Jay-Z ended up performing longer for the show with special guests. The single "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" was certified gold. Jay-Z announced he would finish tour dates without R. Kelly and instead have special guests at the remaining dates. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly selling over 215,000 copies in the US its first week of release. Jay-Z won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap Male Artist and was nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. 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Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (with Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price and Delisha Thomas) (awarded to the songwriter) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc) ("Deja Vu"). Jay-Z won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video ("Show Me What You Got"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Rihanna with "Umbrella" from her LP Good Girl Gone Bad. Jay-Z could be heard on Ne-Yo's LP Because Of You on the track "Crazy." LPs Reasonable Doubt Released: June, 1996 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 23 Entertainment Weekly: A- Tracks: "Can't Knock The Hustle" - "Politics As Usual" - "Brooklyn's Finest" - "Dead Presidents II" - "Feelin' It" - "D'Evils" - "22 Two's" - "Can I Live" - "Ain't No..." - "Friend Or Foe" - "Coming Of Age" - "Cashmere Thoughts" - "Bring It On" - "Regrets" - "Can I Live II" Volume 1... In My Lifetime Released: November, 1997 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 3

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE IS MULTITALENTED DUDE, HE SHOULD GO AND GET IN LES MISERABLES BROADWAY CAST, HE WOULD IMPROVE THE MUSICAL SCENE A LOT, BECAUSE HE TOUCHED EVERYTHING IN HIP HOP, POP, JAZZ, METAL, TECHNO, PUNK, DUBSTEP AND ROCK, ONLY THING REMAINING ARE THE MUSICALS (AND OPERA). EVEN IN SKATEBOARDING HE IS THE NEW TONY HAWK. REBIRTH WAS THE BEST ROCK RECORD EVER RELEASED (AT THE SAME TIME THE WORST WAYNE ALBUM BUT STILL GREAT) SHOWING THAT WEEZY IS MORE THAN JUST A RAPPER. IT SHITS ON WHOLE AC/DC, QUEEN, GUNS N ROSES AND SEX PISTOLS DISCOGRAPHIES. DEDICATION 4 MIXTAPE IS AN ANOTHER INSANT CLASSIC FROM WEEZY, LYRICALY ON THE SAME LEVEL AS ILLMATIC, I HOPE HE'LL MAKE CARTER V, IT WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST RECORDS EVER.

  • Dan

    The hate directed toward Jay-Z is ridiculous. I think he receives more criticism than other rappers simply because he's more successful and it's easier to point at him as a "money rapper" or whatever. But if people ACTUALLY took stock in his lyrics, i.e. reading Decoded, they'd realize the guilt he still feels over selling crack cocaine and the positive role model he is to this community, something a lot of rappers can't say about themselves. Tired of this hate toward a man who is honest with himself and America. Are people REALLY going to give 50 a pass for bragging about selling drugs and then get on Jay for being honest about his life and being introspective about drug dealing rather than glorifying it? As far as the Roc split, people need to realize this kind of stuff happens in hip-hop ALL THE TIME. It's a business. As far as this editorial goes, I think it's a great look into how the "secret society" isn't secret at all.

    • Mister

      Jay Z get's hate because his stans will never admit that he has been crusing for about half a decade now. PLEASE, listen to "Can I Live" or "Dead President's Pt 1" off Reasonable Doubt and tell me he has not suffered a significant decline. Hell, even blueprint, was not that good lyrically, with lazy ass songs like "Hola Hovita". But whatever he does is greeted like it is the best thing ever. Yeah i'm talking B/Yeah i'm talking Rih/ Yeah i'm talking Me?? WTFUCK! If Gucci Mane or Tyga kicked such wack rhymes, the commenters here will slaughter them. But because it is Jay Z, people still defend him.

  • TheIVth

    This shit jam like a muffucca. Too many critics these days when it comes to hip hop; not enough fans. Errbody wanna think they this all knowing couch/blogging A&R. When it comes to beats and rhymes, this shit pass the test with flying colors. This go hard

  • Chad Hanks

    If only the song had more swag

  • REAL ASS STORY

    if justin bieber was black, you think he would sell? hell fuck nah... if lil chukee was white...he'd be a fuckin billionaire...think about this, who is white in ymcmb? exaxtly..wayne grew up in the slums just like me...that nigga smart he want more money so he going to make music for white people...you better believe he don't fuck with white people cause 9 out of 10 he was raised not to fuck with white people cause most white people want blacks to stay in the slums...all that shit wayne doing is

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z- Net worth 450 milli Nas- Net worth in debt -6 milli with the IRS Don't get it twisted nothing Nas has done, affected Jay Z, you can ask Nas Himself that. If anything thats the only thing that keeps Nas relevant, "Ether & illmatic" LMFAO you cant count up how many Jay Classics he has

    • Laron

      Nas is overrated to a point where even good songs make me sick because the stans gonna be on it like "best verse ever, of all time" "best song of all time, nobody touching this" "true hip hop at its finest" "Nas the best, way better than jay z" "fuck Jay z" "jay could never do this" "nas killed jay z with ether" "eminem killed jay z on renegade, nas said so" "Jay z jay z jayz"

    • Obviously

      I completely agree, Nas is waaaay overated.

    • AWD

      Ether was the greatest diss of all time, if Nas wanted to he could've destroyed Jay-Z with it but he didn't want too, Nas is easily the greatest rapper you just don't know because you don't have the slightest idea what underground hip hop is.

    • BigWo0orm45

      I love how niggas act like Illmatic was Nas only good album. U base your opinions off of a Jay Z diss track. He followed Illmatic with It Was Written and that was a fucking amazing album! Hop off Jay-Z dick, jus like a bitch, only on nigga dick cuz his status and money. smh. And I am a Jay fan! and a Nas fan! A Hip-Hop fan! smh throw your computer off a building then jump and try to catch it.

    • Anonymous

      yeah for some reason some people seem to think money measures talent. Birdman's networth is 100 million does that make him better than Nas too. Jay-Z could never tell a story backwards like Nas, he could never put out a diss record like Nas, make an illmatic type record like Nas, tell stories, and be as versatile as Nas is. I like Jay but I feel too many people ride his shit just cause he's Jay-Z. Moeny does not measure talent. Jay-Z is great but not better than Nas.

  • LilWayneFanClubPrez

    I agree with all my fellow haters in the comments that this is not "GOOD MUSIC." Please join us at our next meeting of the Lil Wayne fan club. Wear your best skinny jeans and bring your skateboards, we'll have refreshments and all the Weezy music you can stand to hear. PS: If anyone has a copy of "Prom Queen" on vinyl, please get in touch, our DJ needs that.

  • Anonymous

    4 1/2 stars for the beat

  • Anonymous

    Kanye better than Jay-Z now its his time to shine i hope he stop standing in jigga shadow

  • im-talking-boss-not-kelis

    new music, is new music thumbs up. keep it coming

  • NaveSuave

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kasbgKqbrdA&feature=player_embedded

  • Anonymous

    Really? Motherfuckers can just say whatever now and the Stans are just gonna jump dick... I'm a fan of all three of these rappers but this track is boo boo. 3 stars.

  • Anonymous

    Swag nigga.. we don't need good lyrics to be the Dream team of rap, EM aint makin no songs like this and this shits lyrically deeeper than anything on the slaughterhouse album. Jayz and kanye are bosses nigga they rich they on top aint no1 fucking wiht our mahfucking Clique Nigga

  • Jerome's neice

    deeper then wu-tang? did big sean just say that....who does this bitch think he is...on top of that he is referring to himself as B.I.G thats just blasphemy.

  • LAKO

    Clique as a motherfu*ker go hard. Man I just keep listening to this song 24 hours A day, it's simply brilliant !!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hov swagged it out Check out my tumblog for the hottest shit in the streets http://soundbombs.tumblr.com/

  • DavidDanielz

    Yeah I'm talking Ye', yeah I'm talking Rih Yeah I'm talking Bey, nigga I'm talking me!!!! - Jay-Z -

  • Promoter

    Get it on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Q88Ips

  • Anonymous

    "Life is but a dream to me/ Gunshots sing to me/ These other guys with lullabies don't mean a thing to me."

    • 10th Ave

      And niggas got the nerve to say Hov don't have BARS!!

    • Anonymous

      We the last guys to keep the Wise guys code alive If I can't live by my word Then I'd much rather die No no don't thank me, This is just how my suit is stitched I'm cut from a different cloth, I'm just who the shoe fits For the Color Of Money like a Tom Cruise flick 'Cept I put 8-balls in corners without using pool sticks Beautiful music when champagne flutes click Beautiful women sippin' throught rouge lips Dangers approaches We're like wait who's this? Let us save you some trouble son What size suit you is? This way after the Ruger shoots through a few clips You can lay in your casket just as you is We appreciate the target practices We'll be sure to send flower baskets kid

    • Anonymous

      Id rather die enormous than live dormant

    • Anonymous

      Id rather die enormous than live dormant.

    • jay z

      Id rather die enormous than live dormant. Can I Live.

    • jay z

      Im not a businessman, Im a business man.

    • Anonymous

      "Don't wanna have to cock back the four pound bar / Look scrapper I got nephews to look after / I'm not looking at you dudes, I'm looking past ya / I thought I told you characters I'm not a rapper"

  • Laron

    And no he ain't get shot up a whole bunch of times. Or make up shit in a whole bunch of lines And he ain't animated, like say a, (Eminem)or Busta Rhymes. But the real shit you get when you bust down his lines Add that to the fact he went plat a bunch of times(16 including collaborative/compilation/soundtrack efforts) Times that by his influence On pop culture He supposed to be number one on everybody's list We'll see what happens when he no longer exists. Fuck this

    • Anonymous

      I was gonna kill a couple rappers But they did it to themselves I was gon' do it with the flow But they did it with their sales I was gon' 9/11 'em, but they didn't need the help And they did a good job them boys is talented as hell Cuz not only did they brick they put a building up as well They ran a plane into that building and when that building fell Ran to the crash site with no masks and inhaled Toxins deep inside their lungs until both of them was filled Blew a cloud out like a L into a jar then took a smell Cuz they heard that second hand smoke kills Niggas thought they was ill found out they was...ILL And it's like you knew exactly how I wanted you to feel

    • Anonymous

      How should I begin this? I'm just so offended. How am I even mentioned by all these fuckin' beginners? I'm so appalled, I might buy the mall Just to show niggas how much more I have in store I'm fresher than you all, so I don't have to pause All of y'all can suck my balls through my drawers Dark Knight feeling, die, you be a hero Or live long enough to see yourself become a villain I went from the favorite to the most hated But would you rather be underpaid or overrated?

    • Anonymous

      Bow down, brother pay homage Don't spill hate all on my garments Commes Des Garons, fuck your fresh Head shots nigga fuck your vests

    • word

      "And it's nobody's fault I made the decisions I made/ This is the life I chose, or rather the life that chose me/ if you can't respect that, your whole perspective is whack/ Maybe you'll love me when I fade to black"

    • Anonymous

      I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler baby, Ill sell water to a well

    • Anon

      "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant"

    • Anon

      Check out my swag' yo, I walk like a ballplayer/ No matter where you go, you are what you are player/ And you can try to change but that's just the top layer/ Man, you was who you was 'fore you got here/ Only God can judge me, so I'm gone/ Either love me, or leave me alone."

    • Anonymous

      "My name is Hov, H to the O-V/ I used to move snowflakes by the .oz/ I guess even back then you could call me: CEO of the ROC, OH!"

    • Anonymous

      "I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them/ I jack, I rob, I sin/ Awww man, I'm Jackie Robinson/ Except when I run base, I dodge the pen."

    • Anonymous

      "If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be lyrically, Talib Kweli/ Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense/ But I did five mill' -- I ain't been rhymin like Common since."

    • Anonymous

      "Hov's a livin' legend and I'll tell you why/ Everybody wanna be Hov and Hov's still alive."

  • Introducing

    This is definitely a good theme or entrance track for a sports team. The Nets might play it sometime, actually no they won't because of the language in the lyrics

  • dan

    decent, could've been better

  • LHJ

    *Into Jay might be a camel, but he morph into the G.O.A.T!

  • LHJ

    Call Jay Z a camel, he morph in the G.O.A.T

  • LJofSpades

    If anyone has a problem with the Lupe Fiasco "American Terrorist 2" comments section, go to the "Contact Us" page > "New User Feedback Page" > "Recent activity" and vote for the problem. It's not a big deal, it's just the principle. Appreciated.

  • onelove

    ya'll be calling it hiphop i be calling it hypnotize ... compassion love and empathy

  • Yayo

    Dont know why u guys always hate on 50 cent.So what if his last album didnt measure up to his previous 3 albums?500k insnt bad. He makes money by other means,u dont and he is a upright and model law abiding citizen, pls check ur facts. Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent got busted for minor DUI IN 2000.Becos of his wrap sheet full of minor offences he was offered a deal to snitch or face jail.Curtis Jackson beig an upright citizen and wanting to walk a straight path offered some information to the feds but they wanted more.Curtis further offered to gather more information from his neighbourhood drug n crime activities and report back to the feds.Since meeting up with the feds was risky, Curtis Jackson being a smart guy opted to put his gathered information or "Snitching" in a record called "Ghetto Koran".A good number of cold cases in New York has been solved based on this Affidavit ..sorry..based on that single. Now south jamaica queens is becoming safe. 50 cent can however not go back there bcos of threat to his life. What a selfless move to make his local neighbourhood safe.

  • chicagoh1

    Don't know who's the g.o.a.t but jay is one of them......countless classic verses 3 classic albums and several other solid bodies of work..... "Hov got flow though he's no big n pac but he's close/ how am I supposed to win? they got me fightin ghosts"

  • isntitironic

    we want good music, but when its featured, we dont show support by getting the views up lowering the chance of it being featured in the future. ,, we despise conventional rap, but when its featured, we flood the board with comments and view, thereby validating their presence,,,,support good music and check out the jon connor video...i dare you rap guys

  • TRUTH

    Jay-Z = uncontrollable hustler's ambition, networth of 450 million, 14 Grammys, 11 number 1 albums, beautiful wife and family, countless historical verses and performances, huge influence. Nas = horrible flow, uneven discography, several failed sellout-attempts, wifed two wh0res, broke, pays child support for a daughter whose embarrassing him on twitter, works with Young Money after accusing them of destroying Hip Hop, stops working with his weedcarriers because he's in fear of getting destroyed on a track, goes from the africa-loving social empowerer to the violent, drug-dealing, crime-glorifying don, signed to his arch enemy to be left 4 commerical dead

  • sun_god7

    Em ain't shyt if he was Black. Let's stop pretending that people who think he's one of the best rappers are living in reality. Em can rap - but he's not a rapper. He's white boy side show Bob. His lyrics are irrelevant to anything to the culture and the issues of people that live in the 'hood. People in the hood don't want to kill their wives or their moms'. People are poor and want $ to control their destinys. Even if materialistic rap is an unfortunate trend - it is more relevant to the aspirations of people in the 'hood. Yeah I said. Em is nothing more than Dr. Dre's second best hustle.

    • Anonymous

      Word people in the hood want to hear about killing their mother and wives by selling drugs. And getting money by doing hood rat ignorant shit. Naw mean and listen to niggas rap about shit we aint never gon get. SWAG Fuck Em -_-

    • kj

      i agree with you sun_god7: that's not even close to stretching the truth, that's speaking blunt with no tongue in cheek on some strait truth shit on that run of the Mill White boy,who wouldn't be shit if he was black We all know Being White has played in his Favor. And Fuck that Cole Deshler Fag

    • Cole Deshler

      You are fucking ignorant. This is one of the most racist, non-educated comments I've heard in a long time. You don't have to be "hood" to rap, and get a message across. If you really think he's really talking about killing his mom and wife... you are fucking ignorant... Continue listening to 2 Chains and Wayne bro! Outside of Kendrick, idk who has a better delivery than Em.

  • sun_god7

    Beat sounds like a leftover from Watch The Throne. But it's good. Looking for the instrumental online, now. All the MCs came hard. Seriously folks - these are Hip-Pop artists, accept it and don't expect anything that is non-materialistic or in line with white commercial culture. Should of bought more Ruckus albums when the the label was still around to keep real hiphop alive. aw well...

    • sun_god7

      Seriously folks - these are Hip-Pop artists, accept it and don't expect anything that is non-materialistic or NOT in line with white commercial culture.

  • Anonymous

    with lacking record sales like these cats have, I don't blame them for being materialistic. They can't sell records like Em, they need to exploit other shit. And Jayz knows with a mug like his he aint gonna be starrin in no movie. 3/5 for a good beat and lyrics aimed towards undereducated young blacks.

  • Anonymous

    This song sounds alot alike ham with Kanye and Jay Z

  • Anonymous

    the worst song on Welcome to our House (throw that?) is lyrically far superior to this shit.. no wonder this "clique" is tryin to compensate with beats.. Kanye should just stick to producing man his record sales aint impressive at all and he's def on the decline too.

  • Anonymous

    they aint fuckin wit da muh fuckin clique

  • BlackAngel

    Damn...is Jay goin at Nas

    • Anonymous

      yawwwnn nigga. sometimes i feel like some of you listen just to see if there is a diss. do you ever just enjoy the music without being on guard?

  • SorrySoLongButMustRead

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave). You don't even have to like him. But for goodness sake, RESPECT THE FACTS.

    • Anonymous

      Jay Z- Net worth 450 milli Nas- Net worth in debt -6 milli with the IRS Don't get it twisted nothing Nas has done, affected Jay Z, you can ask Nas Himself that. If anything thats the only thing that keeps Nas relevant, "Ether & illmatic" LMFAO you cant count up how many Jay Classics he has

    • Anonymous

      dude lyrically jay z is the worst of everyone u just named. and in hip hop lyrics should weigh more than record sales just sayin. you are lookin at it ass backwards man

    • You Lie!

      Money can't buy you respect, only talent and realness. With all the accomplishments in business, why is Jay Z still not that respected in hip hop? I will tell you why. Because everyone in hiphop know he took people's styles. He took Biggie's rhymes, style and swagger. He used to rhymes like Big L and took his style during the reasonable doubt days with songs like 22's. 2nd album he started biting Biggie and Nas. Blueprint 1 and 2, he started rhyming like young chris from state property. And now his sounding like lil wayne. Everyone know this. That's how Jay Z has been able to remain consistent, plus the fact that he dumbed down his lyrics and he says this in the black album. What Jay Z did was show hiphop we can own shit and be business, something he learned from Russell Simmons. He was the first rapper to pimp the busines and that's going to be his legacy and hip hop should appreciate that.

    • thelightseeka

      You don't assess MCing with stats. That's some white people shit. That's what ruins hip hop. The art is abstract. You should judge it differently than CompuBox judges a boxing match. People that tend to do that aren't very creative. By the standards set out above, Jay-Z would be the greatest "(Category) Recording Artist (Sub-Category) Rapper" of all time. Something mechanical like that. Those things do not describe an MC, and anyone that truly feels the culture understands that. I'd say a better assesment might be comparing bars, or to be more technical, transposing the rhyme schemes numerically to see which were most complicated. Next, you could do a voice analysis to see which MC had a "better" voice, according to science. There are a million things you could do that would be more descriptive of the art than analyzing record sales. Impact, I agree with. However, I think you're incorrectly giving Jay credit for the impact that Biggie made. The lifestyle Jay promotes is the lifestyle Biggie promoted. Jay's impact is because of the lifestyle he promotes. Biggie was its commercial flagship, although Rakim was already on it. Consistency, though it seems cool on the surface, is really just a by-product of how much the media likes you; and before very recently, that could easily have been withheld. How much the media likes you is generally determined by record sales which we've already said should be disqualified from the criteria. Going forward an MC's ingenuity in regards to self-branding and marketing will make this a more relevant category.

    • Anonymous

      who are the other two to sale more than jay z?

  • so icy boi

    niggas call wayne a pop star.. like no ceilings was pop? carter 2 was pop? lil wayne is pop when he shows up on every kids bob, and i don't think his lyrics gonna make the disney channel cut. it sounds cute when y'all say it.. but it doesn't make sense.. wayne is no where near pop

  • Real ass dude

    JAY Z IS DA GOAT!!!! LOOK AT HIS TRACK RECORD... WHO HAS IMPROVED WITH TIME? WHO ALWAYS TAKE A BIG FAT DUMP ON EVERY SINGLE TRACK HE IS ON? WHO HAS NEVER BEEN OUTDONE ON A TRACK?

  • Anonymous

    It sounds basic. a lot of exaggeration on twitter about this song.

  • Anonymous

    chief keef will rise

  • T15

    I am 15 this music motivates me to get RICH when i am older - straight FIRE 5*

  • Anonymous

    jay z still throwin subliminals to nas damn!!!

  • Anonymous

    Music for poor black people to fantasize about

  • LAKERGANG

    kanye is a beasttttttttttttt

  • Easily Pleased

    Blacks are so easily impressed ... All it takes is 3 rappers talking about European designer clothes over a catchy beat and you all starting going weak at the knees for it.. All they are doing is rapping for 3 minutes about how much richer they are than you and you people are going crazy for it ? Some of you are so easily influenced bunch of suckers . No wonder every other race laughs at you !!

    • Anonymous

      ^^ crackhead .. Just because eminem is better than 99% of black rappers doesn't mean we stole anything from you. "However, no matter how symbiotic, parasitic relationships have to end. It's so sad though, because it was working so well." You're right about that maybe it's time for you to take your Gucci and Lambos and go back to africa.

    • CoolBreezeNicca

      ...And then they try to be like us. These 3 black guys rhyming for 3 minutes over a beat, determines what a majority of the youth in all those other races think is cool -whether or not those youths have black friends. It's the power of creativity that's really gotten everyone excited; and, we do it better than anybody else. In fact, that creative energy's what's made so many in other races rich. From the moors teaching the greeks, to the slaves building the states, to blues being snatched and sold as rock and roll. It's funny how that cycle works. It's almost like universal democracy, to ensure no one gets to powerful. We can create anything -turn nothing into something. And other people, especially white people, are good at taking it from us and using it to gain an economic advantage. If we could keep it we'd get too strong, because we'd just keep creating. If you could create it, you'd get too strong. However, no matter how symbiotic, parasitic relationships have to end. It's so sad though, because it was working so well.

    • Anonymous

      @ C... "We love nice clothes, great beats, and great lyrics, Which just happens to be everything that white people aren't so great at. And then you throw in sports and we pretty much dominate most influential categories" 1) Clothes made by white people for white people, you guys biting. 2)Plenty of great white producers 3) Best lyricist in the game is White 4) descendants of ex Slaves, who were hand picked biggest and tallest for WORK, who are now destroying their bodies being slaves in sports + most NBA players go bankrupt and black NFLers go bald and suicidal who aswell end up goin bankrupt as soon as their 5 years of fame are up.. not to mention all while their white owners and coaches r getting rich the ez way. Try harder, bitch.

    • Anonymous

      dam he got u guys there idc im mexican imma join the cartel so eventually imma be like this but the mexicn version

    • C

      Haha no actually we laugh at other races. Just because we've come from the bottom and are at the top of certain things that your people can't achieve doesnt mean you have to hate. We love nice clothes, great beats, and great lyrics, Which just happens to be everything that white people aren't so great at. And then you throw in sports and we pretty much dominate most influential categories....

    • Anonymous

      Yes Jstin : And blacks like to call their women bitches and dance to music talking about killing each other ...

    • Easily Pleased:

      I like to wear nice clothes * Song is dope * White people only shout in records * Is that the best response you have ? You dumb asses deserve to end up in prison for chasing the hood rich dream .. Gay owned designer clothes ,European Champagne etc etc -- These people don't even like YOU As you are to blind to see who controls the music content you lames listen to ... I will give you a hint stupid fucks - Private run prisons ... Eating breakfast in Gucci .FIRE 5* L.O.L Some of you people really are a JOKE

    • justin

      and white people are easily impressed by loud screaming and songs of depression

    • Anonymous

      The song SOUNDS dope. If you don't give a fuck about hot good something is sonically and only care about words/message, go read a book. That's not to take away from the MCs that spread positivity. Nothing wrong with that. But this song is just something great to listen to & do some fun shit to. You're a dumb fuck for not being enough of a multidimensional human being to appreciate positive, message -filled music and fun shit to party to.

    • Fuck U

      We like nice clothes fuck you bitch .

  • Anonymous

    The Awkward moment when u realize all of Nas fans click on all of Jay z Songs lol

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot : Simples

    • Anonymous

      If it was over 10 years ago ... Nas's Name wouldnt pop up after every Jay Z song and Vice Versa ... Judge the song for its song dont bring other rappers to the topic ... I respect both Rappers .. but i dont listen to Nas and instantly think oh lets compare to Hov

    • Anonymous

      The Awkward moment when u realize that beef was over 10 years.

  • Anonymous

    BIG >>>> merked this trak - got his verse on rewind

  • THeDUke

    You short-sighted bitches. Ye's doin something new

  • Profit

    Click..Click..Click...stop this track...click..delete this track...click...click...press play on lupe

    • cudder

      No you're just a moron. Lamborghini Angels been the hottest track in a minute, his lyricism still going over people's heads. Half the stuff he dropped post-Lasers is legit, the other half is forgettable but he still kills most of em & his material is still more noteworthy than the mainstream tripe out there

    • anon

      Lol, I'm not riding on Ye, but Lupe is one of the most irritating dudes in the game right now. Keeps talking bout how there's no real rap music any more like it's 1998, completely oblivious to the face that he's fallen off a fucking cliff. Used to have skills, wasted em. Face it Lupe fans, he's shit now.

  • Anonymous

    One word: laziness. Just like Mercy. Beat, verses, especially the hook. You can't even call that minimalistic, its just too sophisticated and effortless for that. So Kanye is trying to give us how much ... ? Eleven tracks like that, I believe, plus a remix from hip-hop's newest one-hit wonder. Then maybe the term "cruel" in the album title referring to Kanye's recent habit for disappointing fans from day one with questionable material. Wanna see example? Just Watch The Throne!

  • Anonymous

    Jay's part is nice, but how can people put Jay over Nas. Nas is on songs like HipHop with Scarface and represents the real HipHop and Jay is on tracks that sound like 'You're a Jerk'.

    • Laron

      I can put Jay over Nas because I have the ability to form my own opinion by listening to the music. And no he ain't get shot up a whole bunch of times. Or make up shit in a whole bunch of lines And he ain't animated, like say a, (Eminem)or Busta Rhymes. But the real shit you get when you bust down his lines Add that to the fact he went plat a bunch of times(16 including collaborative/compilation/soundtrack efforts) Times that by his influence On pop culture He supposed to be number one on everybody's list We'll see what happens when he no longer exists. Fuck this

    • Anonymous

      I can put Nas over Jay on albums and lyrics - but this verse and track is hard. Jay is legend - the beat is a new era - Kanye is a genius.... Instant club classic. Put it on some big speakers .... hater free. Bounce.

    • DaTruth!

      Elvis, Micheal Jackson, Madonna, and Jay-Z are Kings of there genres weather you want to admit it or not. I listen to two out of the four respected artist. So say what you want but no one did what Jay-Z has done for hiphop.

    • 490717

      Jay Z has two watches...he knows what time it is.

  • Anonymous

    If you can do it better .... you do it ... Troll

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z Greatest .. who else you know survived every Era of Hip Hop from rapping on songs with Big Daddy Kane to B.I.G - thru the early 2000's and still able to flow now with how the game is .. just respect it and stop hating

    • Anonymous

      Its funny how Nas fans always tryna compare verse with verse and pick and choose ... I look at the big picture .. Jay Z better cuz his Career shits on Nas in my eyes .. that what the Rap Buisness about .. not just Rap ....

    • Anonymous

      Read my initial post i didnt say anything about the song i just was answering to all the Jay Z haters ... and My opinion Jay is Better than Nas but im not one of those Fans that go nuts when someone say Nas is better .. thats a good debate and i Respect that

    • TheGetUp

      "this song sucks as hell" nice..

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHA , this song sucks as hell, Jays part is nice but can never fuck with Nas HipHop Vers, Nas is the Goat way over Jigga

  • ADAMN

    CRUEL SUMMER. 10 DAYS. BOI

  • So icy boi!

    mmmm dick in my mouth swag.

  • da1

    What is big sean doing on a song with jay-z and kanye west.

  • ETK

    Jay-Z is arguably bigger than hip-hop now, he don't need to be spitting off the dome. he's made it niggas complain about how certain iconic emcees "fall off", ever think there's a reason for that? when Eminem came into the game he rapped his motherfucking ass off. because he was white, and Dr. Dre was probably on some "you got one shot at this, make it count" shit. now he's the highest selling rapper alive, and he's still spitting those bars every now and then Jay-Z is the same on a different scale, the guy's a "businessman" or rather "business, man" he won't spit like it's 1997 nigga. when you put out so many classics/albums/quotables, and got all this OTHER SHIT going on, forget bout it. I ain't even a fan of him tho, just somethin to come to terms with

    • ETK

      You maybe don't need to accept it but don't come in here like his lyrics are a fuckin travesty, he still spits alright... Just OK for my standards nothin special, while half of y'all will compare his new shit to every god damn classic out there... AND nas' classics at the same time. LOL

    • Anonymous

      Jay z stinks now......jus say it he was def nice....give it up if u a bizman do biz stuff nomore rapping.....

    • Damn

      Yeah, he's a businessman so it shouldn't be a probably when we say his music is trash since he's giving us half ass effort. And that's the point people are making. Just cus you made it making half ass lyrics doesn't mean have to always accept that shit when it's so obvious.

  • Took down YMCMB.

    G.O.O.D Music is in the building.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Im not sure if i like Lil Wayne's or Drakes weener. I will blow them both. Take them both. Whatchu know about two discs in one slot son?

  • slobbythegreat

    im not fucking with anyone claiming "B, Eye, Gee" theres only one B.I.G and its not fucking you Big Sean...put that shit away motherfucker

  • Euro Fashion The New Hip Hop

    Looking forward to their new vogue Euro fashion mix-tape .. Feat Skits from Prada's CEO and the new European Head Of Marketing for Gucci ... Shit's going to be fire ..Guaranteed to sell millions !! You lemmings are going to love it .. Shit's going to be fire .. Guaranteed to sell millions !!

  • So Icy Boi!

    Jay-Z is just a Lil Wayne wannabe. he has no originality. he copied Lil Wayne's style, rhymes and metaphors. fuckin old ass camel. swag

  • A Somebody

    Holy shit, cant wait for Cruel Summer G.O.O.D. Music FTW

  • Anonymous

    cruel summer will be album of the year

  • relaxxin

    average salary for males in US is 45k and all of these rappers are talking lamborghinis. 450k... ten times that. I guess I should start saving for a lambo...

  • LAKo

    I mean Yeezy in the first line.

  • LAKO

    Weezy killed, jay spray some gold on it, big did what he did to survive :)

  • ilovekayne

    i dont think you dummies understand materialism that all these dummies got to offer you a lifestyle you think is more interesting than your own. that is the only purpose of it because its a easy to make and sell record. i'm a spoiled nigga that lifestyle i live aint close to theirs but its still spoiled that shit is old to me and got to be old to them too. but if dummies still going buy it why not.

  • Anonymous

    feeling this track, GOOD music dropping bangers

  • ChR.

    BEAT IS CRACK!!!! Mr West??

  • Mr

    "Yeah i'm talking..." X 4. Jay Z's verse is so lazy. So many times he is rushing his words trying to rap to the beat. This guy has been putting out substandard shit since the Blueprint. Where are the fucking bars man? I cannot believe many people say he is better than Eminem, not talk of Nas. He has talent, but he has barely rapped his ass off since reasonable doubt.

    • BLACK

      I GOT A BIGGER PROBLEM WITH YE LATELY, THAN JAY...JAY IS PLAYED OUT, THATS A FACT...BUT HE'S STILL BETTER THAN MOST OF THESE LAME NIGGAZ...MAYBE THATS THE POINT HE TRYING TO PROVE, THAT EVEN NOT TRYING HE STILL BETTER THAN WHATS OUT... NOW YE JUST BE RUINING SONGS...I LOVED MERCY EXCEPT FOR HIS VERSE...NOW I LOVE THIS SONG EXCEPT FOR HIS VERSE AGAIN! HE'S FEELING HIMSELF TOO MUCH THAT HE HAS TO CHANGE THE BEAT EVERY TIME HE COMES ON AND THEN HE WANNA SPIT SOME WACK, PINK MAGAZINE, OUT OF BEAT SHIT! FUCK!

    • Mr

      Edit: Jay Z had some good songs on American Gangster and his verse in "Shiny Suit Theory" was tight. Anyway, this song has a great beat and Ye and Sean flowed well.

  • BLACK

    TOO FUCKING HARD!!! AND I USED TO HATE ON BIG SEAN... OH GOD!

  • Anonymous

    Mannn this dude Big Sean is biting Casey Veggies hard.

  • Kizman

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave)

  • Kizman

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave). You don't even have to like him. But for goodness sake, RESPECT THE FACTS!!!!!!

  • ETK

    # 172 Singles Artist of the Year Jay Z topped the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks with "Ain't No.../Dead Presidents." Jay-Z released Reasonable Doubt with the tracks "Can't Knock The Hustle,""Feelin' It," "Dead Presidents," and "Brooklyn's Finest." The single "Dead Presidents" was certified gold. Reasonable Doubt was certified gold. # 141 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z released Volume 1... In My Lifetime with tracks "The City Is Mine" and "Sunshine." # 44 Singles Artist of the Year Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified gold. Jay-Z appeared in the film Streets Is Watching and appeared on the soundtrack with the tracks "It's Alright," "Love For Free," "Only A Customer," "In My Lifetime" (remix), and "Celebration." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was released. Jay-Z could be heard on rap and even pop radio with his hits "Hard Knock Life" and "Can I Get A..." and his videos became a staple on MTV. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 5 weeks and the R&B Albums chart for 6 weeks. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland's LP Tim's Bio: Life Fram Da Basement on the track "Lobster & Scrimp." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Rolling Stone named Jay-Z the Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top R&B Album Artist and Top R&B Album Artist - Male. # 26 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Volume 2... Hard Knock Life) and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Hard Knock Life") and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Money Ain't A Thang" with Jermaine Dupri). Jay-Z boycotted the awards ceremony "...because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked... Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it, but if we go on a world tour, no one know." A spokesperson for Jay-Z said after the awards: "If they want to give us awards, we'll take them. But we aren't gonna drop everything and run to the show to get a small pat on the head when they don't even air the award he won." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 4x platinum and Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified platinum. The single "Hard Knock Life" was certified gold. Jay-Z and DMX donated 1-night's worth of concert profits to the families of the Columbine victims when their Hard Knock Life tour hit Denver. Jay-Z told MTV: "We decided to donate the proceeds from this show as soon as we saw the date on the schedule." Jay-Z returned to the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Blue Streak soundtrack with "Girls' Best Friend." Jay-Z was named Lyricist of the Year, Solo at the Source Hip-Hip Music Awards. Jay-Z won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video ("Can I Get A...") and was nominated for Best Video from a Film and Viewer's Choice ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 by helping out Mariah Carey on her hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart with "Jigga My..." for 2 weeks. Jay-Z won a WB Radio Music Award for Song of the Year (Rhythm/Urban) ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with his contribution to Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" (which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks and the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, and the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 8 weeks. Jay-Z was arrested after turning himself in in New York for charges related to a stabbing the night before - he was later charged with 4 counts of assault, but maintained his plea of innocence. Jay-Z released Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter at the end of the month with anticipation of selling over 1 million copies in the first week of release. Jay-Z won a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit #1 on Mariah Carey's hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Hot Rap Artist. # 39 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter debuted at #1 on the LP charts selling less than half a million copies in its first week of release in the U.S. and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for 2 weeks. By the end of the month, a grand jury in New York indicted Jay-Z on 2 counts of attempted assault related to the alleged stabbing last December. Jay-Z pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charges. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 2x platinum. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 5x platinum. Jay-Z won an Online Hip-Hop Award for Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Big Pimpin'." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps soundtrack with "Hey Papi." Jay-Z could be heard on Busta Rhymes' LP, Anarchy, on the track "Why We Die." The video "Big Pimpin'" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z released his next LP, The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000, on the last day of the month. Jay-Z won a Radio Music Award for Artist of the Year: Hip Hop/Rhythmic. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 debuted at #1 on the Pop and R&B/Hip-Hop LP charts. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" for 3 weeks. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 was certified 2x platinum. # 29 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Big Pimpin'") and Best Rap Album (Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter). Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album (The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000). Jay-Z was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Artist - Rap. Jay-Z was arrested in New York when a gun was found on his bodyguard. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out R. Kelly with "Fiesta." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 5 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "Fiesta" (with R. Kelly). Jay-Z won a BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." Jay-Z's video for "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Artist of the Year - Solo. Jay-Z released The Blueprint. The Blueprint topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 3 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks - selling over 426,000 copies in its 1st week of release in the US. Jay-Z topped the MTV Top 20 Video Countdown with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." The Blueprint was certified platinum. Jay-Z performed at The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 charities. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Girls, Girls, Girls." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland & Magoo's LP Indecent Proposal on the track "Party People." Jay-Z released Unplugged. Jay-Z received 3 years probation for a 1999 stabbing. Jay-Z topped Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks ("Fiesta" with R. Kelly) and as the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist and the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist - Male. Readers and critics of Rolling Stone voted Jay-Z as Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. # 59 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"), Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Change The Game" featuring Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek), and Best Rap Album (The Blueprint). Reasonable Doubt was certified platinum. Jay-Z won a Soul Train Award for R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year (The Blueprint). Jay-Z teamed up with R. Kelly for the LP The Best Of Both Worlds. The Best Of Both Worlds topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. The hits collection Chapter One: Greatest Hits was released overseas. The Blueprint was certified 2x platinum and The Best Of Both Worlds was certified platinum. Jay-Z appeared on the 8 Mile soundtrack with the track "8 Miles And Runnin'." Jay-Z performed on Saturday Night Live. Jay-Z released a 2-CD set, The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with help from Beyonc Knowles on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Top 200 LP chart for a week and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks with The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse selling over 545,000 copies its first week of release in the US. The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z had moderate R&B and rap hits with the tracks "People Talking," "Jigga," "Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body" (with R. Kelly), "Get This Money" (with R. Kelly), "Song Cry," "Somebody's Girl" (with R. Kelly), "Shake Ya Body" (with R. Kelly and Lil' Kim), and "Hovi Baby." # 12 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award with R. Kelly for R&B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo (The Best Of Both Worlds). Jay-Z was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Song Cry"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Excuse Me Miss." Jay-Z released Blueprint 2.1: Gift & Curse - the LP was shorter version of The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse with 2 additional unreleased tracks. Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a week and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with "Excuse Me Miss." VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Jay-Z at # 10. Jay-Z's signature athletic shoes became the fastest sellers in Reebok's history. Jay-Z brought his viewpoints against the US war with Iraq with a remix of Panjabi MC's single "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Panjabi MC and Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for a week with "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 and then the Top 10 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love" from her LP Dangerously In Love. Jay-Z and 50 Cent started touring together as part of the 'Rock The Mic Tour' kicking off in Connecticut. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 8 weeks, the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 8 weeks, the Top 40 Tracks chart, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 4 weeks, the Hot Digital Tracks chart for 6 weeks, and the UK singles chart for 3 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could be heard on the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack with the track "La, La, La." Jay-Z hit #1 for 7 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart and Mainstream Top 40 chart with Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z's video for "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video. His contribution to Beyonc Knowles' "Crazy In Love" won for Best Female Video, Best Choreography (Frank Gatson, Jr.), and Best R&B Video, and was nominated for Viewer's Choice. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 6 weeks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 5 weeks helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'" from The Neptunes Presents... The Clones compilation. Jay-Z could be heard on Mary J. Blige's LP, Love & Life, on the track "Love & Life." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z released The Black Album. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart for 3 weeks with The Black Album. The LP sold over 463,000 copies in the US during its first shortened week of release. Jay-Z was honored at the Vibe Awards with the TuBig Award. Jay-Z also won an award for Coolest Collabo along with Beyonc Knowles for "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could heard on Missy Elliott's LP This Is Not A Test on the track "Wake Up." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Change Clothes." Jay-Z topped the ARC Top Songs of 2003 along with Beyonc Knowles with "Crazy In Love." Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 248: Reasonable Doubt, # 464: The Blueprint. # 16 Singles Artist of the Year The Black Album was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z won 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Crazy In Love" with Rich Harrison, Beyonc Knowles and Eugene Record) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Crazy In Love" with Beyonc Knowles), and was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Frontin'" with The Neptunes and Pharrell), Best Rap Album (The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse), and Best Rap Song (songwriter) ("Excuse Me Miss" with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Dirt Off Your Shoulder." Jay-Z released The Black Album: Acappella (Billboard peak: 106). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "99 Problems." Jay-Z won 2 BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration ("Crazy In Love"). The video for "99 Problems" won 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video, Best Direction (Mark Romanek), Best Cinematography (Joaquin Baca-Asay), and Best Editing, and was also nominated for Video of the Year, and Best Male Video. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Lyricist of the Year. Jay-Z released The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly. Jay-Z's fall tour with R. Kelly was cancelled one night after Kelly was allegedly pepper sprayed by a member of Jay-Z's entourage at a show in New York which resulted in Kelly leaving his set complaining of security concerns. Jay-Z ended up performing longer for the show with special guests. The single "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" was certified gold. Jay-Z announced he would finish tour dates without R. Kelly and instead have special guests at the remaining dates. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly selling over 215,000 copies in the US its first week of release. Jay-Z won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap Male Artist and was nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Jay-Z collaborated with Linkin Park on MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course with the track "Numb/Encore." Jay-Z and Linkin Park topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks chart with "Numb/Encore." MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for a week selling over 368,000 copies its first week of release. Jay-Z was named president and CEO of Def Jam Records. The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business was certified platinum. Jay-Z's "99 Problems" was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine's critics as the best single of the year. # 92 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart. # 96 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("99 Problems") and was nominated for Best Rap Album (The Black Album), and Best Rap Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("99 Problems"). Jay-Z won a Soul Train Music Award for R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video ("99 Problems"). The single "Numb/Encore" was certified gold. Jay-Z could be heard on Memphis Bleek's 534 with "Dear Summer." On July 2nd, Jay-Z performed in Philadelphia as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa. MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course was certified platinum. The Black Album was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. Jay-Z could be heard on Mary J. Blige's LP The Breakthrough with "Can't Hide From Luv." Jay-Z could be heard on The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter. # 61 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Numb/Encore" with Linkin Park). Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu" from her LP B'Day. Jay-Z hit the Top 10 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the UK singles chart helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Hot Singles Sales chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with Beyonc Knowles with "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with Beyonc Knowles with "Deja Vu." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Show Me What You Got." Jay-Z ended his retirement with the release of Kingdom Come. Jay-Z performed at the American Music Awards. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart, and the Top Rap Albums chart with Kingdom Come - the LP sold over 680,000 copies its first week of release in the US. Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (with Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price and Delisha Thomas) (awarded to the songwriter) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc) ("Deja Vu"). Jay-Z won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video ("Show Me What You Got"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Rihanna with "Umbrella" from her LP Good Girl Gone Bad. Jay-Z could be heard on Ne-Yo's LP Because Of You on the track "Crazy." LPs Reasonable Doubt Released: June, 1996 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 23 Entertainment Weekly: A- Tracks: "Can't Knock The Hustle" - "Politics As Usual" - "Brooklyn's Finest" - "Dead Presidents II" - "Feelin' It" - "D'Evils" - "22 Two's" - "Can I Live" - "Ain't No..." - "Friend Or Foe" - "Coming Of Age" - "Cashmere Thoughts" - "Bring It On" - "Regrets" - "Can I Live II" Volume 1... In My Lifetime Released: November, 1997 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 3

  • ETK

    # 172 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z topped the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 5 weeks with "Ain't No.../Dead Presidents." Jay-Z released Reasonable Doubt with the tracks "Can't Knock The Hustle,""Feelin' It," "Dead Presidents," and "Brooklyn's Finest." The single "Dead Presidents" was certified gold. Reasonable Doubt was certified gold. # 141 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z released Volume 1... In My Lifetime with tracks "The City Is Mine" and "Sunshine." # 44 Singles Artist of the Year Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified gold. Jay-Z appeared in the film Streets Is Watching and appeared on the soundtrack with the tracks "It's Alright," "Love For Free," "Only A Customer," "In My Lifetime" (remix), and "Celebration." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was released. Jay-Z could be heard on rap and even pop radio with his hits "Hard Knock Life" and "Can I Get A..." and his videos became a staple on MTV. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 5 weeks and the R&B Albums chart for 6 weeks. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland's LP Tim's Bio: Life Fram Da Basement on the track "Lobster & Scrimp." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Rolling Stone named Jay-Z the Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top R&B Album Artist and Top R&B Album Artist - Male. # 26 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Volume 2... Hard Knock Life) and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Hard Knock Life") and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Money Ain't A Thang" with Jermaine Dupri). Jay-Z boycotted the awards ceremony "...because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked... Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it, but if we go on a world tour, no one know." A spokesperson for Jay-Z said after the awards: "If they want to give us awards, we'll take them. But we aren't gonna drop everything and run to the show to get a small pat on the head when they don't even air the award he won." Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 4x platinum and Volume 1... In My Lifetime was certified platinum. The single "Hard Knock Life" was certified gold. Jay-Z and DMX donated 1-night's worth of concert profits to the families of the Columbine victims when their Hard Knock Life tour hit Denver. Jay-Z told MTV: "We decided to donate the proceeds from this show as soon as we saw the date on the schedule." Jay-Z returned to the Top 40 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "Can I Get A..." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Blue Streak soundtrack with "Girls' Best Friend." Jay-Z was named Lyricist of the Year, Solo at the Source Hip-Hip Music Awards. Jay-Z won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video ("Can I Get A...") and was nominated for Best Video from a Film and Viewer's Choice ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 by helping out Mariah Carey on her hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart with "Jigga My..." for 2 weeks. Jay-Z won a WB Radio Music Award for Song of the Year (Rhythm/Urban) ("Can I Get A..."). Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with his contribution to Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" (which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks and the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 2 weeks, and the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 8 weeks. Jay-Z was arrested after turning himself in in New York for charges related to a stabbing the night before - he was later charged with 4 counts of assault, but maintained his plea of innocence. Jay-Z released Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter at the end of the month with anticipation of selling over 1 million copies in the first week of release. Jay-Z won a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit #1 on Mariah Carey's hit "Heartbreaker." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Hot Rap Artist. # 39 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter debuted at #1 on the LP charts selling less than half a million copies in its first week of release in the U.S. and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for 2 weeks. By the end of the month, a grand jury in New York indicted Jay-Z on 2 counts of attempted assault related to the alleged stabbing last December. Jay-Z pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charges. Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 2x platinum. Volume 2... Hard Knock Life was certified 5x platinum. Jay-Z won an Online Hip-Hop Award for Artist of the Year. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Big Pimpin'." Jay-Z could be heard on the soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps soundtrack with "Hey Papi." Jay-Z could be heard on Busta Rhymes' LP, Anarchy, on the track "Why We Die." The video "Big Pimpin'" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z released his next LP, The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000, on the last day of the month. Jay-Z won a Radio Music Award for Artist of the Year: Hip Hop/Rhythmic. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 debuted at #1 on the Pop and R&B/Hip-Hop LP charts. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" for 3 weeks. The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 was certified 2x platinum. # 29 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)." Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Big Pimpin'") and Best Rap Album (Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter). Volume 3... The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album (The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000). Jay-Z was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Artist - Rap. Jay-Z was arrested in New York when a gun was found on his bodyguard. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out R. Kelly with "Fiesta." Jay-Z hit #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 5 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for a week with "Fiesta" (with R. Kelly). Jay-Z won a BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." Jay-Z's video for "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Artist of the Year - Solo. Jay-Z released The Blueprint. The Blueprint topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 3 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 3 weeks - selling over 426,000 copies in its 1st week of release in the US. Jay-Z topped the MTV Top 20 Video Countdown with "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." The Blueprint was certified platinum. Jay-Z performed at The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 charities. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Girls, Girls, Girls." Jay-Z could be heard on Timbaland & Magoo's LP Indecent Proposal on the track "Party People." Jay-Z released Unplugged. Jay-Z received 3 years probation for a 1999 stabbing. Jay-Z topped Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks ("Fiesta" with R. Kelly) and as the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist and the Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist - Male. Readers and critics of Rolling Stone voted Jay-Z as Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. # 59 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"), Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Change The Game" featuring Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek), and Best Rap Album (The Blueprint). Reasonable Doubt was certified platinum. Jay-Z won a Soul Train Award for R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year (The Blueprint). Jay-Z teamed up with R. Kelly for the LP The Best Of Both Worlds. The Best Of Both Worlds topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. The hits collection Chapter One: Greatest Hits was released overseas. The Blueprint was certified 2x platinum and The Best Of Both Worlds was certified platinum. Jay-Z appeared on the 8 Mile soundtrack with the track "8 Miles And Runnin'." Jay-Z performed on Saturday Night Live. Jay-Z released a 2-CD set, The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with help from Beyonc Knowles on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Top 200 LP chart for a week and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks with The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse selling over 545,000 copies its first week of release in the US. The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z had moderate R&B and rap hits with the tracks "People Talking," "Jigga," "Take You Home With Me a.k.a. Body" (with R. Kelly), "Get This Money" (with R. Kelly), "Song Cry," "Somebody's Girl" (with R. Kelly), "Shake Ya Body" (with R. Kelly and Lil' Kim), and "Hovi Baby." # 12 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z hit the Top 10 with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde." Jay-Z was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award with R. Kelly for R&B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo (The Best Of Both Worlds). Jay-Z was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance - Male ("Song Cry"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Excuse Me Miss." Jay-Z released Blueprint 2.1: Gift & Curse - the LP was shorter version of The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse with 2 additional unreleased tracks. Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a week and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart with "Excuse Me Miss." VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Jay-Z at # 10. Jay-Z's signature athletic shoes became the fastest sellers in Reebok's history. Jay-Z brought his viewpoints against the US war with Iraq with a remix of Panjabi MC's single "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Panjabi MC and Jay-Z topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart for a week with "Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 and then the Top 10 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love" from her LP Dangerously In Love. Jay-Z and 50 Cent started touring together as part of the 'Rock The Mic Tour' kicking off in Connecticut. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 8 weeks, the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 8 weeks, the Top 40 Tracks chart, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 3 weeks, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 4 weeks, the Hot Digital Tracks chart for 6 weeks, and the UK singles chart for 3 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could be heard on the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack with the track "La, La, La." Jay-Z hit #1 for 7 weeks helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart and Mainstream Top 40 chart with Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z's video for "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video. His contribution to Beyonc Knowles' "Crazy In Love" won for Best Female Video, Best Choreography (Frank Gatson, Jr.), and Best R&B Video, and was nominated for Viewer's Choice. Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for 6 weeks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 5 weeks helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'" from The Neptunes Presents... The Clones compilation. Jay-Z could be heard on Mary J. Blige's LP, Love & Life, on the track "Love & Life." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Pharrell on "Frontin'." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z released The Black Album. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart for 3 weeks with The Black Album. The LP sold over 463,000 copies in the US during its first shortened week of release. Jay-Z was honored at the Vibe Awards with the TuBig Award. Jay-Z also won an award for Coolest Collabo along with Beyonc Knowles for "Crazy In Love." Jay-Z could heard on Missy Elliott's LP This Is Not A Test on the track "Wake Up." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Change Clothes." Jay-Z topped the ARC Top Songs of 2003 along with Beyonc Knowles with "Crazy In Love." Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 248: Reasonable Doubt, # 464: The Blueprint. # 16 Singles Artist of the Year The Black Album was certified 2x platinum. Jay-Z won 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Crazy In Love" with Rich Harrison, Beyonc Knowles and Eugene Record) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Crazy In Love" with Beyonc Knowles), and was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Frontin'" with The Neptunes and Pharrell), Best Rap Album (The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse), and Best Rap Song (songwriter) ("Excuse Me Miss" with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Dirt Off Your Shoulder." Jay-Z released The Black Album: Acappella (Billboard peak: 106). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "99 Problems." Jay-Z won 2 BET Awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best Collaboration ("Crazy In Love"). The video for "99 Problems" won 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video, Best Direction (Mark Romanek), Best Cinematography (Joaquin Baca-Asay), and Best Editing, and was also nominated for Video of the Year, and Best Male Video. Jay-Z won a Source Award for Lyricist of the Year. Jay-Z released The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly. Jay-Z's fall tour with R. Kelly was cancelled one night after Kelly was allegedly pepper sprayed by a member of Jay-Z's entourage at a show in New York which resulted in Kelly leaving his set complaining of security concerns. Jay-Z ended up performing longer for the show with special guests. The single "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" was certified gold. Jay-Z announced he would finish tour dates without R. Kelly and instead have special guests at the remaining dates. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business with R. Kelly selling over 215,000 copies in the US its first week of release. Jay-Z won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap Male Artist and was nominated for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Jay-Z collaborated with Linkin Park on MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course with the track "Numb/Encore." Jay-Z and Linkin Park topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks chart with "Numb/Encore." MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for a week selling over 368,000 copies its first week of release. Jay-Z was named president and CEO of Def Jam Records. The Best Of Both Worlds: Unfinished Business was certified platinum. Jay-Z's "99 Problems" was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine's critics as the best single of the year. # 92 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart. # 96 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("99 Problems") and was nominated for Best Rap Album (The Black Album), and Best Rap Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("99 Problems"). Jay-Z won a Soul Train Music Award for R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video ("99 Problems"). The single "Numb/Encore" was certified gold. Jay-Z could be heard on Memphis Bleek's 534 with "Dear Summer." On July 2nd, Jay-Z performed in Philadelphia as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa. MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z / Linkin Park: Collision Course was certified platinum. The Black Album was certified 3x platinum. Jay-Z appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. Jay-Z could be heard on Mary J. Blige's LP The Breakthrough with "Can't Hide From Luv." Jay-Z could be heard on The Notorious B.I.G. posthumous creation - Duets: The Final Chapter. # 61 Singles Artist of the Year Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Numb/Encore" with Linkin Park). Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony. Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu" from her LP B'Day. Jay-Z hit the Top 10 helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the UK singles chart helping out Beyonc Knowles on "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Hot Singles Sales chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with Beyonc Knowles with "Deja Vu." Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with Beyonc Knowles with "Deja Vu." Jay-Z hit the Top 40 with "Show Me What You Got." Jay-Z ended his retirement with the release of Kingdom Come. Jay-Z performed at the American Music Awards. Jay-Z topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart, and the Top Rap Albums chart with Kingdom Come - the LP sold over 680,000 copies its first week of release in the US. Jay-Z was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (with Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price and Delisha Thomas) (awarded to the songwriter) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Beyonc) ("Deja Vu"). Jay-Z won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video ("Show Me What You Got"). Jay-Z hit the Top 40 helping out Rihanna with "Umbrella" from her LP Good Girl Gone Bad. Jay-Z could be heard on Ne-Yo's LP Because Of You on the track "Crazy." LPs Reasonable Doubt Released: June, 1996 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 23 Entertainment Weekly: A- Tracks: "Can't Knock The Hustle" - "Politics As Usual" - "Brooklyn's Finest" - "Dead Presidents II" - "Feelin' It" - "D'Evils" - "22 Two's" - "Can I Live" - "Ain't No..." - "Friend Or Foe" - "Coming Of Age" - "Cashmere Thoughts" - "Bring It On" - "Regrets" - "Can I Live II" Volume 1... In My Lifetime Released: November, 1997 US: Platinum Billboard peak: # 3

  • Anonymous

    Jay stans are the worst...str8 ball lickers.

  • Anonymous

    95% of black people can't afford the shit these dumb dudes talking about, the 5% sportin it is trying to compensate for the other shit and i can picture you bumpin the shit out of this song like u don't even know the lyrics.. except you only got headphones you don't have a ride.. fucking Sheep.. look at jay z and kanye lyrics, they talking about shit 99% of ppl dont even relate to, let alone the young dumb blacks that are actually stupid enough to listen to them, think about it.. marketing puppets

    • k

      I don't know about you but this type of music is dope, and yea they talk materialistic sometimes, but so what? Most people get motivated by that, not get on a message board and hate. Hiphop is part braggadocious and has been since the start. You're like the fatass person talking shit to a guy who works out because you want everything in life to be even. They live a totally different life then you, so if they were talking about medicore shit they technically would be lying to you and you would still be bitching.

    • BlastForMe Blaspemy

      So easy to spot the niggas that just don't get money on and are frustrated with the reality that some of us do. I'm looking at you.

    • Blast For me Blaspemy

      So easy to spot the niggas that just don't get money on and are frustrated with the reality that some of us do. I'm looking at you...

    • Anonymous

      You can't deny it's G.O.O.D. music. Talking shit online is going to get you no where homie. Maybe vent your frustrations on a blog, bitch ass nigga.

    • Anonymous

      its true cause if you think about it, you buy the album as a fan then you listen to the dude sing about shit he bought from making money off you. it's kinda funny actually tho cause it makes their fans look like dumb faggots.. and if it came down to it, Shady 2.0 would murk these dudes' entire "clique" unquestionably anyways. Song has a good beat and Jayz flow is nice, that's it.

  • Anonymous

    is that cocaine 80's on the intro?

  • fjk;d

    This and Mercy are complete bangers, I also thought New God Flow, and I Don't Like Remix were solid records, Cruel Summer is going to be a classic no doubt

  • Anonymous

    Good song. Jay and Ye dropped jewels as usual.

  • YESSIR

    OK KANYE MADE A BANGER WITH THE BANG BANG KING CHIEF KEEF..HE CAN RECOGNIZE FRESH NEW TALENT AND GIVE HIM A PLATFORM TO SHOW AMERICA WHAT THE REAL CHICAGO IS ALL ABOUT..THEN MY NIGGA YE LOOKED LIKE HE MADE ANOTHER HIT WITH NONE ANOTHER THAN THE HOTTEST ROOKIE IN THE GAME BIG SEAN..AND YES OF COURSE IT HAD TO BE A YMCMB ASSOCIATE? COINCIDENCE? I DONT THINK SO..YE IS MAKING HITS WITH NIGGAS LIKE CHIEF KEEF AND BIG SEAN..YALL DUMB FAKE ELITIST NIGGAS KEEP HATIN..WHERE THA FUCK ARE THE COLLABS WITH LUPE? NIGGA THERE ARE NONE..KANYE DOESNT GIVE A FLYING FUC ABOUT LUPE NOR CHILD REBEL SOLDIER..THE KING OF MUSIC HAS SPOKEN AND I DONT SEE NO NAS NOR J COLE NOR K-DOT IN HIS ALBUM...YMCMB STAYS ON TOP AND INTERSCOPE BE SMART FOR SIGNING KEEF

  • nashaawest

    At FIRST, i was nervous with the whole repetitive 'clique' but than Big Sean started Raping & i was hypnotized from start to finish

  • Oh Gawd

    "Bow at our arrival, the UnAmerican Idols" Pretty much sums up the hate.

  • Shhhh

    THIS IS THE WORST HIP-HOP SITE EVER!! I don't care WHO drops a track on this site, it's all HATE. Every song on here is comments dissing the artist.

  • Shhhh

    Hey Jay they want you to rap about killing people again. They want you to move back to the hood. They want you to walk around with a Bible to prove you are a nice saintly man like them. They want you to rap about black power even though your demonstrating it. Because NO ONE ever raps about success only you!

    • Daniel

      He is that point in his life that is all he sees... You want him to be a CB4 (aka Rozay) and rap fantasies? This the shit that is true to him. Sorry if your life sucks....

    • SHTFU

      People like SSHHH ... Really don't get it mother fuckers really were born 2 lose

    • What??

      What are big dummy you are. So you mean there is not more to life than rap about you success all the time? about designer clothes. Thats what life is about? So l can guess he can sell you an album talking about his maybach, clothes, how much more money he has than you. you are dumb. No one said he has to rap about killing and being in the hood. How about he stops dummying down his lyrics and rap about something we can relate too. He doesn't have to talk about killing, but how about what going on in his hood. how is boys are doing. how about Kanye talk aobut how chicago is fucked up right. Tell us an interesting story or something. show different rhyme patterns. You get the point.

    • Failure ..

      Yep all we need to hear is songs about European couture fashion designers

    • LJofSpades

      I couldn't have summed it up better. Half these goons won't even understand what you mean.

  • Simple

    Songs dope. That's it yawl, sorry no conspiracy behind it.