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“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” is perhaps the most pointed track (it appears twice) on 2009’s The Blueprint 3, the third and final (?) album in the “Blueprint:” series. Though it sounds like bragging when Jay-Z rails against one of the music business’ most over-used and abused technological innovations, it does add a tougher drive and focus to the underlying music. Jay-Z uses a slew of guests to help flesh out his musical vision here. Kanye West produces seven tracks (guesting on “Hate” as well), Timbaland handles three, while Young Jeezy (“Real As It Gets”), Drake (“Off That”), Swizz Beats (“On to the Next One”), Pharrell (“So Ambitious”) and Kid Cudi (“Already Home”) guest on tracks for an all-star party feel that ranges from raw and real to freaked out and spacey. Alicia Keys joins the chorus of “Empire State of Mind,” a track that Jay-Z the marketer might try pitching to the New York State Chamber of Commerce.

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Empire State of Mind, Run This Town, Young Forever, & Off That r the best songs

Summary of Blueprint 3

What we talkin' about:6/10 The first verse by jay z is decent. but i cant stomach the rest...the beat was just not for jay-z..... Thank you: 8/10 Almost the best solo on this album, but it reminds me of a certain classic rapper... D.O.A.: 9/10 Probably the best rapping by jay-z on the whole album, but you probably know that by now. Run This Town: 9/10 Jay-z was genius for putting this group of artists together, and we hear a different voice of jay-z, which is not very common Empire state of mind:10/10 alicia keys nails it, and jay-z doesn't do bad either, but alicia really shines in this song Real as it gets:10/10 Young Jeezy nails it on this song, and if your a jeezy fan....THIS is your song. On to The next one:9/10 crazy beat, and chorus by Swizz, and jay-z does very well on this song too. Off That:8/10 I get annoyed by jay-z's intro on this song, and i was expecting actual rapping from drake, not just the chorus, but its still a decent song. A Star Is Born:8/10 The chorus is kinda cheesy, and jay-z does average. i would rate this song 6/10, if it wasn't for J. Cole. J. Cole shines in this song, with his flow and lyrics. Venus vs. mars: 5/10 I could stand this song for about a minute......then i shut it off. Some people might like this song... but to me it failed Already home: 10/10 This is my favorite song out of the whole album, and i'm not even a Kid cudi fan. Jay-z has solid lyrics, and Kid cudi does great. Hate: 7/10 Kanye in the intro is pretty average, and just doesn't cut it for me, but jay does good, and kanye comes back. But it just seems that this is just a half baked song. Reminder: 5/10 I don't know what jay-z was thinking when he made this song, he actually doesn't do that bad...but it just seemed a little too odd. So ambitous: 9/10 im a big Pharrel fan, but something about his voice when he sings "so ambitious" bugs me a bit, but over all a good song. Young Forever: 9/10 I think jay-z kinda ruins this song a little, but over all it's a great song So in conclusion, This album is very good, but the guest artists to me do better that jay-z himself.

Empire State of mine

I think this song is AWEFUL!!!!!.And Jay-Z should be ashamed of it.The reason i dislike this song is because of this part in it that states " Jesus cant save you life starts when church ends." I think that he should lose his carreer because the lord is the one who has blessed him with his success and if he does not appriciate that then he should take it away and you know where you will go if you dont ask him into your life.


Born: December 4, 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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  • $10.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, East Coast Rap, Hip-Hop, Hardcore Rap
  • Released: Sep 08, 2009

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