The Dynasty - Roc La Famila 2000
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||CleanIntro||JAY Z||3:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanChange the Game||JAY Z||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanI Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)||JAY Z||3:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||CleanStreets Is Talking||JAY Z & Beanie Sigel||4:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Can't Be Life||Beanie Sigel, JAY Z & Scarface||4:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||CleanGet Your Mind Right Mami||JAY Z & Memphis Bleek||4:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanStick 2 the Script||JAY Z & Beanie Sigel||4:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanYou, Me, Him and Her||JAY Z & Dynasty||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanGuilty Until Proven Innocent||JAY Z||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||CleanParking Lot Pimpin'||JAY Z||4:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanHolla||JAY Z||3:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Clean1-900-Hustler||Beanie Sigel, Freeway, JAY Z & Memphis Bleek||3:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe R. O. C.||JAY Z||4:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanSoon You'll Understand||JAY Z||4:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||CleanSqueeze 1St||JAY Z||3:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhere Have You Been||JAY Z & Beanie Sigel||5:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
At the time of The Dynasty Roc la Familia's release, Jay-Z had already established himself as a towering figure in the rap world. His previous two albums — Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life and Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter — spawned numerous gigantic hits and were filled the brim with the biggest hitmakers in rap: producers like Timbaland and Swizz Beatz; rappers like Juvenile and DMX. So rather than try to one-up these albums with yet more super-producers and big-name rappers, Jay-Z took a different approach on The Dynasty. He brought in a stable of up-and-coming producers (the Neptunes, Just Blaze, Kanye West) and handed the mic to his in-house roster of Roc-a-Fella rappers (Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway) with the intention of bolstering his rap "dynasty" (i.e., Roc-a-Fella). The approach works well. The Dynasty Roc la Familia still sounds like a Jay-Z album, but it's different enough from his past work to make it exciting and unique. In particular, the productions set Jigga apart from his peers in 2000, especially "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)" by the Neptunes, a fun, playful song a world apart from the rugged Ruff Ryder beats Swizz Beatz had been offering Jay-Z a year earlier. In terms of rapping, the omnipresence of Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek spices up "Parking Lot Pimpin'," another album highlight, but is a drag on other songs, where Jay-Z seems like a guest on his own album. Guest appearances by Snoop Dogg and Scarface are much more welcome, two of only three non-Roc-a-Fella guest features here. The Dynasty plays overall like a Roc-a-Fella mixtape rather than a Jay-Z album, which means you'll have to endure a lot of promotional posse tracks, particularly toward the end of the album. Still, the few standout tracks here are career highlights for Jay-Z and well worth wading through the occasional filler to find. [The clean version censors all instances of profanity.]
The Dynasty continues
Jay-Z is the greatest of all time No Doubt!!! He puts his heart and soul into every song on his album.This album is a good one.
Jay-z created another Picasso. What's lacking in beats on a couple tracks is made up with lyrical content. With tracks like This Can't Be Life and Where Have You Been, Jay-Z gives soul to his music once again - buy the album and "Soon you'll understand."
Jay-Z has done it again, this album has soul and meaning. So all I gotta say is one word . . . Pimpin'
Born: December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s