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Not Jay-Z Quality
on October 7, 2009
This CD is not Essential Jay-Z and some may argue this point, but I dont think Jay-Z put a lot of effort into this particular CD. The tracks are fairly redundant tales of street life. This CD does not compare to In My Life Time, The Blue Print, or The Black Album.
In all honest Jay-Z should have stayed retired, not that he does not make any fairly good songs now, but he won't be able to be at the same level he was prior to retiring. The Black Album was so definitive that it does not even seem right to buy another Jay-Z CD.