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SOTBMusic: Jay-Z’s 4:44 – A Brief Review

Jay-Z (he put the hyphen back in, so you know it’s business time) recently dropped 4:44, the album that was partly conceived as a response to Lemonade and (possibly) partly because we hadn’t heard much from Jay aside from rando appearances in the last four years and he needed an exclusive release to get people to […]

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New (To Me) SOTBMusic: @AfroWasiu – 44 Four’s

I like that Wasiu made a take on Jay-Z’s 22 Two’s and 44 Four’s. Lyrically, the Montreal native gave bar after bar over a laid-back instrumental provided by Jamvvis. While it’s not Jay’s version, this one is definitely no slouch and lets those unfamiliar with Wasiu to get introduced. Plus, for real? Not everyone and […]

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SOTBMusic Retrospective: Watch The Throne

I wanted to do a retrospective on the 2011 JAY Z/Kanye West collaborative album Watch The Throne with an embed of the actual album. However, due to TIDAL having exclusive rights to streaming the album and my hesitancy to post just YouTube links of the songs, I won’t be able to do that. I will, however, […]

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Briefly Revisiting Jay Z’s The Black Album

Thirteen years ago today, we got Jay Z’s best album. Don’t @ me on Twitter to tell me about how you feel that Reasonable Doubt is his best or to say that Kingdom Come is an underrated classic. You’re entitled to your opinions. I celebrate that because you’ve got your’s and I’ve got mine. That’s what […]

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Jay Z Never Sold Out: Agree or Disagree?

Charlamagne Tha God, in a recent interview with Montreality, said that Jay Z is the only rapper-turned-businessman who didn’t sell his soul or sell out. Now, I get where Charlamagne is coming from. Jay, for the most part, never really got involved in petty foolishness (aside from his “beef” with, like, Game, his stuff with […]

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