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The Black Album was said to be JAY Z’s victory lap before retirement, and he would’ve bowed out with a bang, serenaded by thrilling, brass-heavy beats from the best producers of the day. It’s threaded with the expected braggadocio—see the knowing "What More Can I Say"—but even better are the moments when Jigga turns inward. He raps of his mother’s love and his father’s death on “December 4th,” ducks the Devil's shadow on "Lucifer," and laughs with Biggie’s ghost on the triumphant "My 1st Song." A grand almost-closing, indeed.

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Great album, according to me better than The Blueprint, but different than Reasonnable Doubt, so if you are looking for an album like The Blueprint, this is your weapon of choice... If you are looking for something in Reasonnable Doubt's style look for rap album recorded in the same years. I suggest Biggie Smalls and 2Pac...
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Best album

Best album ever


Best one ever u only understand it if listen to the words bot the words


Born: December 04, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television. He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever...
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