“Beautiful artwork. You’re truly an artist”
A Master Piece.
Bravo. Genius Genius Genius. Jay Z has done it again and again, and very well. Kept under wraps, during the NBA Finals, Jay Z announced his 12th studio album release, on a Samsung commercial, featuring Pharrell, Swizz Beats, and the famous “reducer” Rick Ruben. Although previously released to lucky Samsung Galaxy holders on July 4, 2013, the official release for MCHG hit stores and iTunes June 9,2013.
My Review and Opinion of the Album (If you care enough to know):
To me, for this generation, for my generation, for this era in music, this album will become a classic hip hop album. Jay Z has a million references, and proves that he is, and why he is the master of his art and craft. He is genius with his metaphors, his rhythm, and he has it ALL; Connotation, Hyperbole, Imagery, Irony, Satire, symbolism, amazing features, sick layered beats, trill auto tunes and intros, and fantastic samples.
And to explain how awesome this is, I literally was screaming F bombs, every time I analyzed a lyric or beat. This album production is genius, and there’s so much to it.
It opens with Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake, and JT sangsss his heart out on this track, and Jay raps about his love/hate relationship with fame. Then, Jay shifts into Picasso Baby, where he glorifies his love for art as well as his rap skill to the paint brush skills of the late great Pablo, Pica ca-ca Picasso Baby (FYI: ca ca means the sh*t in Spanish, and they are it). Then he picks it up with a catchy 808 rocking beat, on the track Tom Ford, where he of course talks about his favorite fashion statement, and has a nice Houston chop and screw featuring his lady, sounding sultry and sexy. Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit featuring the boss Rick Ross, the scene is set in Italy, and Ross is shopping, getting b*tches and money, and Jay makes his intro and lays bars and levels with us in Italian. What other rapper, raps in Italian? Brillante. And although we all celebrate July 4th as America’s independence day,the reality of it is, not all “Americans” were “free” and Christoper Columbus didn’t discover America….exactly. But JayZ gives African-American’s our own meaningful “Independence” day on this track called Oceans,featuring the Frank Ocean. Another, society wrenching song, that makes you take a second look at the world around you, Somewhereinamerica there are racist, and corrupt politicians concerned with money rather than making the world a better place for their children.. As well as criticizers of the African American culture who don’t understand African -Americans or know their history. Also in America, Jay laid some sick wraps about her majesty, on a Gatsby type beat. Crown, which was produced by the up and coming Travi$ Scott,with help from 16 year old Canadian producer Wonder Gurl. JayZ goes into his drug dealing days and the beginning struggles of the music industry and frenemies. In the track Heaven, Jay discusses religion and ask you to question your religion, your faith, what you’ve been taught, and how you judge others religions. Have you yourself, been to heaven? He also puts you Illuminati rumor starter/believers to silence and shame. Versus? You aren’t an opponent to JayZ. He’s his own competition. Part IIOn the Run) is the second half to the previous track Bonnie & Clyde, on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse. Beach is Better is a tease. BBC features Beyonce. Nas, Pharrell, TImbaland, Justin Timberlake and Swizz Beats, whew!! Jay Z Blue, tells Jays struggles of being a father without having help from his estranged father. La familia is Jay’s response to his feud with Lil Wayne. Nickles and Dimes discusses his money struggles and concerns on how it affected his lifestyle and those around him.
This album was so amazing I want more…I seriously didn’t want it to end, and every time it does, I get sad and think. “is it really over?”
sigh. we are blessed and being educated.
The new independence day.
Red. White. and Blue.
The New Rules state Jay Z can have an album out that no one knew was coming.
The New Rules states that Jay Z can release all the lyrics to his songs whenever he pleases, before the actual album release and still get amazing reviews and sales.
The New Rules states that Jay Z can create a website and app allowing only Samsung users to get his album for “free” that Samsung already bought. Billboard says the sales won’t count. Booooooo.
(I made those up)
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 17, 2013