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JAY-Z RECLAIMS THRONE WITH AMERICAN GANGSTER

Posted in American Gangster, HIP HOP, JAY Z, MUSIC, RAP, RAP REVIEW with tags , , on November 9, 2007 by valentiner0918

AMERICAN GANGSTER A CLASSIC

AMERICAN GANGSTER A CLASSIC

Skeptics stand corrected, Haters are bopping their heads in the privacy of their own homes and Camron’s no where to be found. American Gangster is a project reminiscent of Jiggas Reasonable Doubt days with a blend of his Blue Print days. Jay Z managed to do what nobody else has been able to do… Have everything and rap like he has nothing.

This project has everything you look for from a street artist whose spending all his money on his own promotion and copies of his CD. You can literally let the CD bump from beginning to end. I have heard complaints on only two tracks, 2 (pray) and 6 (Roc boys) but everyone won’t like every song. Is it me or does Jay Z seek out features to the only two artist that he’s been compared to in recent years (Lil Wayne and Nas)? And is it me or does he go out on a extra limb and absolutely Burry Lil Wayne on track 4 entitled (Hello Brooklyn).  Maybe I’m feeding too much into it. The construction of the album is phenomenal and if you are one of those quick judges, listen to 5. no hook, 8. I know, 10. ignorant shit feat.Beans, 11. say hello, 12. Success feat. Nas. It’s no way in hell you won’t appreciate those tracks and if you don’t than you need to dig your head out of your ass.

The first single BLUE MAGIC is a bonus track as is the title track American Gangster, so you have to sit through 13 tracks of straight crack before you get to something familiar. I haven’t heard subject matter and lyrical content this sick and Jay with this much swag since Blue Print. With bars like, I aint no ordinary nigga/ look around this ain’t what ordinary gets ya/ extraordinary figures, im an extraordinary nigga/ and i used to give a shit/ now i couldn’t give a shit more/ truth be told i had more fun when i was piss poor/ I’m pissed off/ is this what success all about/ a bunch of niggas acting like bitches with big mouths…. JEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZ, tell me that ain’t classic Jay- LET DAT BITCH BREATH JAY. HAHAHAHA.

But even through being a fan of Jay as a Hip Hop fan this is a must have. This will be one of those albums that illustrate what the music is all about. One of those classics like Illmatic, Ready to Die, and All Eyez on Me and if not it’ll definitely be honorable mentions. Get this album, Get this album, Get this album, I implore you. If American Gangster not in your rotation right now you missed the boat because JAY DEFINITELY RECLAIMED THE THRONE WITH THIS ONE !!!!!!!

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