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Title: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on August 31, 2009, 08:05:46 AM
Yep it leaked, no grouprip yet.

Tracklist, production credits:

01. What We Talkin' About (feat. Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)
Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.

02. Thank You
Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.

03. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
Produced by No I.D.

04. Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West)
Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.

05. Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
Produced by Al Shux

06. Real As It Gets (feat. Young Jeezy)
Produced by The Inkredibles

07. On To The Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
Produced by Swizz Beatz

08. Off That (feat. Drake)
Produced by Timbaland

09. A Star Is Born (feat. J. Cole)
Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.

10. Venus Vs. Mars
Produced by Timbaland

11. Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
Produced by Kanye West

12. Hate (feat. Kanye West)
Produced by Kanye West

13. Reminder
Produced by Timbaland

14. So Ambitious (feat. Pharrell)
Produced by The Neptunes

15. Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson)
Produced by Kanye West
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jome on August 31, 2009, 08:08:30 AM
Oh shit son, how's the quality ?

If it sounds pretty much like a grouprip, I'm all over it.

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on August 31, 2009, 08:11:05 AM
Will find out about it 30 minutes, my internet is slow as shit.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jome on August 31, 2009, 08:14:58 AM
Damn, the leaked version adds a bunch of unofficial bonus tracks, clocks in at 197 MB, lol

Here's the added tracks:

16. Ghetto Techno
17. When The Money Goes
18. Ain't I (feat. Timbaland)
19. Jockin Jay-Z
20. History
21. Jockin Jay-Z [Travis Barker Remix]
22. Brooklyn (Go Hard) (feat. Santogold)
23. Blow The Whistle [Deshawn Stevenson Diss]
24. My President Is Black [Remix]
25. Death Of Autotune [Remix] (feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
26. Run This Town [Green Lantern Mix] (feat. (feat. Rihanna & Lil' Wayne)
27. D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) [Chase & Status Remix]

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Portugoal on August 31, 2009, 08:20:32 AM
i'm so not hyped about this album


*bumps some new B.o.B*
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: TRG on August 31, 2009, 08:24:16 AM
Oh shit son, how's the quality ?

If it sounds pretty much like a grouprip, I'm all over it.



the ones i've seen are all 320kbs
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on August 31, 2009, 08:24:52 AM
Dope record.  Dope album.  Dope production; transitions sweetly between each track.  Great usage of features.

Dope opening track,
Quote
I don't run rap no more, I run the map


Some minor issues with his vocals on some tracks but his flow is on point.  

I'm not sure I like the placement of Thank You.   From What We Talking About to  Thank You is fine but going from Thank You to DOA feels slightly awkward.  Maybe, it's DOA because it's got such a harder edge to it compared to the other tracks.  

Empire State of Mind is hella hot.  Jesus!  That beat is niiiiiiiiiiccceeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!  Too bad Nas didn't get to rip on it.  Alicia was hot.

Real As It Gets feels more like a Jeezy track and less like a Jay track.

On To The Next One is dope.  Swiss delivered.  Kind of reminds me of Swagger Like Us.

Off That is dope as well.

A Star Is Born is nice, I though he dissed 50 for a moment.  It's dope to see him give props to fellow rappers when so much hating ass rappers be in the game.  Like the introduction of J. Cole on the end of track.

CuDi was aight on the chorus for Already Home.  Hate is a dope beat by Ye.

So Ambitiuous is

Fuck what ya'll say.  Jay never fell off; since his come back Kingdom Come everything has been consistently dope.  Shit's dope.


Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dre-Day on August 31, 2009, 08:26:01 AM
no, American gangster sucked
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on August 31, 2009, 08:28:42 AM
No, American Gangster is a dope album.  People just sleep on it. 
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Cross Em Out on August 31, 2009, 08:48:12 AM
the first 6 tracks are dope. album kinda falls off after that
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on August 31, 2009, 08:54:41 AM
No, American Gangster is a dope album.  People just sleep on it. 

First 7 tracks were shit...the 2nd half of the album was excellent.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on August 31, 2009, 09:02:51 AM
Get out of here.

Pray
American Dreamin'
No Hook
Roc Boyz
Sweet

I don't feel the need to comment on American Gangster again.   Hell of dope album and I stated my peace so!

Back to Blueprint 3, far better than Blueprint 2.  Different style than Blueprint 1 and way too soon to tell how they compare.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Invincible on August 31, 2009, 09:05:19 AM
No, American Gangster is a dope album.  People just sleep on it. 

I only liked 6 tracks on it.

No Hook
Roc Boyz
Say Hello
Success
Fallin'
Blue Magic

That makes the album very average to me.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on August 31, 2009, 09:12:19 AM
Just skimmed trough it real quick. Some odd beat choices (that would fit Kanye more than Jay) and a lot of experiment with the flow. I was most impressed with the J.Cole joint and the last track. Gonna put it on my mp3 player and go for a run and I'll get a clearer picture.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dogg Ly Dogg on August 31, 2009, 09:26:20 AM
Ok after hearing the leaked tracks I was scared about that album but after the first listen its actually quite good.
Overall the album is homogeneous except for a couple records like the Swizz assisted or "Hate" with Kanye which are the wort ones to me
Jay-Z still can rap but on half of the songs he sounds annoying... never thought Jeezy would outshine someone on a song but it happened here..
"What We Talkin' About" is THE great record of the album imo
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: teletomble on August 31, 2009, 09:30:33 AM
Where R U All Finding This?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: wardy on August 31, 2009, 10:08:25 AM
Very impressed with the album after first listen, the tracks which i like the best after a first listen are

Forever Young Ft. Mr Hudson
A Star Is Born Ft. j Cole
D.O.A
What We Talkin Bout
Empire State Of Mind Ft. Alcia Keys
Real As It Gets Ft. Young Jeezy

after a few more listens this will prob change but so far its as good as i expected
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: springvista on August 31, 2009, 10:08:48 AM
Only gave it two listens so far (and not gonna lie was kinda distracted by other stuff) but from what I was hearing I was liking. Lovin' "DOA" just cause im over that stuff.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Booz on August 31, 2009, 10:19:02 AM
Overall the album is homogeneous except for a couple records like the Swizz assisted or "Hate" with Kanye which are the wort ones to me
For real, what the fuck is that swizz beats of shit? One of the worst songs/beats I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: 50 on August 31, 2009, 10:29:15 AM
Damn, the leaked version adds a bunch of unofficial bonus tracks, clocks in at 197 MB, lol
Here's the added tracks:
16. Ghetto Techno
ghetto techno gotta be the worst Jay Z track ever.. shit sucksss..
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Invincible on August 31, 2009, 10:35:10 AM
Where R U All Finding This?

Just type Jay-Z Bluprint 3 320kbps in Google and there you have it.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: akcranker - The Dangerous Crew Movement on August 31, 2009, 10:54:01 AM
Can I get something in my PM box please?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on August 31, 2009, 11:01:36 AM
Not impressed on first listen, but Jay-Z albums tend to grow on me.

Empire State Of Mind and So Ambitious sound good so far...I'll give it a week before I know which tracks I really like.

btw, how the fuck does Swizz Beatz have a career?? I've never heard a decent beat from him.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Hatesrats™ on August 31, 2009, 11:22:34 AM
Only 4 songs deep... I like the laid back "Grown up" vibe.  8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on August 31, 2009, 11:30:07 AM
Listened to track 1-9 on my running route (keep in mind you tend to get distracted every now and then) and I enjoyed all the tracks except Thank You which I found boring. There's also a question of unnecessary Jeezy cameo and Swizz Beatz chorus (the beat is quite banging).

My favorite track from this pack is definitely Everyday A Star Is Born.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: RingMan on August 31, 2009, 11:53:12 AM
Damn, the leaked version adds a bunch of unofficial bonus tracks, clocks in at 197 MB, lol

Here's the added tracks:

16. Ghetto Techno
17. When The Money Goes
18. Ain't I (feat. Timbaland)
19. Jockin Jay-Z
20. History
21. Jockin Jay-Z [Travis Barker Remix]
22. Brooklyn (Go Hard) (feat. Santogold)
23. Blow The Whistle [Deshawn Stevenson Diss]
24. My President Is Black [Remix]
25. Death Of Autotune [Remix] (feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
26. Run This Town [Green Lantern Mix] (feat. (feat. Rihanna & Lil' Wayne)
27. D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) [Chase & Status Remix]
could you upload only this songs?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: 50 on August 31, 2009, 12:19:51 PM
after first listen:

american gangster >>>>>>>>> bluprint3
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: you gon always be my latin queen bitch on August 31, 2009, 12:22:16 PM
damn
and alotta these are old (years even for some) so how can some of em be bonus? lol
16. Ghetto Techno
17. When The Money Goes
18. Ain't I (feat. Timbaland)
19. Jockin Jay-Z
20. History
21. Jockin Jay-Z [Travis Barker Remix]
22. Brooklyn (Go Hard) (feat. Santogold)
23. Blow The Whistle [Deshawn Stevenson Diss]
24. My President Is Black [Remix]
25. Death Of Autotune [Remix] (feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
26. Run This Town [Green Lantern Mix] (feat. (feat. Rihanna & Lil' Wayne)
27. D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) [Chase & Status Remix]


looks like bp3 has too many guests




after first listen:

american gangster >>>>>>>>> bluprint3
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Primo on August 31, 2009, 12:24:05 PM
i like it so far.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 31, 2009, 12:35:01 PM
i like it so far.

i hope we share an opinion.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: sobrino on August 31, 2009, 12:43:11 PM
ehhh ... it was a disappointment IMO

First few tracks were tight though
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: you gon always be my latin queen bitch on August 31, 2009, 12:57:08 PM
damn wack album IMO
yeah member kanye west producin entire album...lol
the best traxx overall were the timbo ones
but best single song
D.O.A.>>>>>

dynasty>>>>>>>>
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 31, 2009, 01:12:09 PM
Empire State of Mind is an amazing song!

what an anthem! 8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 31, 2009, 01:22:59 PM
Jay says in A Star Is Born; "Drake is next, lets see what he does with it."

WHY WOULD HE SUPPORT DRAKE OVER HIS OWN YOUNG PRODIGY J. COLE? ???

Cole killed the track though. 8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: GimmeYourShoes on August 31, 2009, 01:45:29 PM
Hahahaaaaa! Swizz Beats is one funny crackhead and it's even funnier that Kanye tried to outshine his wackness with his own horrid beat he provided for to this album but you can't fade the ol' Swizzie.
 I expected the album to be a disappointment and that's what it turned out to be. Camel still somewhat does it but the beats are the reason why half of the album is shit. Either the beats are awkwardly cheesy or just plain garbage.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Minkaveli on August 31, 2009, 02:37:26 PM
started off well then it fell the fuck off at the end.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Episcop Cruel Cvrle on August 31, 2009, 02:56:17 PM
Damn, the leaked version adds a bunch of unofficial bonus tracks, clocks in at 197 MB, lol

Here's the added tracks:

16. Ghetto Techno
17. When The Money Goes
18. Ain't I (feat. Timbaland)
19. Jockin Jay-Z
20. History
21. Jockin Jay-Z [Travis Barker Remix]
22. Brooklyn (Go Hard) (feat. Santogold)
23. Blow The Whistle [Deshawn Stevenson Diss]
24. My President Is Black [Remix]
25. Death Of Autotune [Remix] (feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
26. Run This Town [Green Lantern Mix] (feat. (feat. Rihanna & Lil' Wayne)
27. D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) [Chase & Status Remix]
could you upload only this songs?

please:)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Brown Guy on August 31, 2009, 03:39:50 PM
I am feeling these songs.
1. DOA
2. Empire State of Mind
3. Hate
4. So Ambitious
5. Young Forever

Not really feeling the rest
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: The Watcher on August 31, 2009, 05:08:08 PM
what a terrible album
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: The Predator on August 31, 2009, 05:15:55 PM
Happy hip-pop bubblegum.

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: you gon always be my latin queen bitch on August 31, 2009, 05:18:04 PM
lol
im glad im not the only one not feelin this album
i thought he was gon shut the world up wit his dope ryhmes and drop a dope album but damn hes makin the wack rappers look better than him




Happy hip-pop bubblegum.


Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jome on August 31, 2009, 05:31:50 PM
Give it a week, and Dubcc will totally switch on the album, like they did on Relapse..

I'm digging nearly all of it, even the Timbaland tracks sounds better in proper quality, some of the tracks are growers... only downfalls:

* Swizz Beats track, plain weird.. catchy in a way, but should have been left off the album.
* Pharrell track, don't quite like it, but it's not that bad either.. expected the Pharrell/Swizz tracks to be the 2 worst tracks, and I was right.
* Young Jeezy ruined the start of a pretty good track, don't think I will ever like a Jeezy or Wayne verse.

Add "Jockin Jay-Z", "History feat. Tony Williams", and "Brooklyn Go Hard feat. Santogold" as bonus tracks, and you got a banging album, like usual from Jay.

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: you gon always be my latin queen bitch on August 31, 2009, 05:36:47 PM
nah real talk jome im still not feelin relapse and i dont see myself feelin this album later on either
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on August 31, 2009, 05:38:12 PM
Jay says in A Star Is Born; "Drake is next, lets see what he does with it."

WHY WOULD HE SUPPORT DRAKE OVER HIS OWN YOUNG PRODIGY J. COLE? ???

Cole killed the track though. 8)

Cos Drake is literally 1st in line to be the next big thing, J Cole gonna be after Drake...

Star is Born is some sick shit though, Jay killed it, same with Cole!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: D-Nice on August 31, 2009, 05:48:50 PM
Give it a week, and Dubcc will totally switch on the album, like they did on Relapse..

I'm digging nearly all of it, even the Timbaland tracks sounds better in proper quality, some of the tracks are growers... only downfalls:

* Swizz Beats track, plain weird.. catchy in a way, but should have been left off the album.
* Pharrell track, don't quite like it, but it's not that bad either.. expected the Pharrell/Swizz tracks to be the 2 worst tracks, and I was right.
* Young Jeezy ruined the start of a pretty good track, don't think I will ever like a Jeezy or Wayne verse.

Add "Jockin Jay-Z", "History feat. Tony Williams", and "Brooklyn Go Hard feat. Santogold" as bonus tracks, and you got a banging album, like usual from Jay.



You ain't lied about that Jome. The word classic will be thrown around in a week or 2 lol.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 31, 2009, 07:30:59 PM
Jay says in A Star Is Born; "Drake is next, lets see what he does with it."

WHY WOULD HE SUPPORT DRAKE OVER HIS OWN YOUNG PRODIGY J. COLE? ???

Cole killed the track though. 8)

Cos Drake is literally 1st in line to be the next big thing, J Cole gonna be after Drake...

Star is Born is some sick shit though, Jay killed it, same with Cole!

i guess, but i mean with Cole on the track & all i would think he would say something positive about Cole lol.

Give it a week, and Dubcc will totally switch on the album, like they did on Relapse..

I'm digging nearly all of it, even the Timbaland tracks sounds better in proper quality, some of the tracks are growers... only downfalls:

* Swizz Beats track, plain weird.. catchy in a way, but should have been left off the album.
* Pharrell track, don't quite like it, but it's not that bad either.. expected the Pharrell/Swizz tracks to be the 2 worst tracks, and I was right.
* Young Jeezy ruined the start of a pretty good track, don't think I will ever like a Jeezy or Wayne verse.

Add "Jockin Jay-Z", "History feat. Tony Williams", and "Brooklyn Go Hard feat. Santogold" as bonus tracks, and you got a banging album, like usual from Jay.



You ain't lied about that Jome. The word classic will be thrown around in a week or 2 lol.

no doubt, spot on Jome.

also, was diggin' the album. 8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on August 31, 2009, 07:55:41 PM
Give it a week, and Dubcc will totally switch on the album, like they did on Relapse..

I'm digging nearly all of it, even the Timbaland tracks sounds better in proper quality, some of the tracks are growers... only downfalls:

* Swizz Beats track, plain weird.. catchy in a way, but should have been left off the album.
* Pharrell track, don't quite like it, but it's not that bad either.. expected the Pharrell/Swizz tracks to be the 2 worst tracks, and I was right.
* Young Jeezy ruined the start of a pretty good track, don't think I will ever like a Jeezy or Wayne verse.

Add "Jockin Jay-Z", "History feat. Tony Williams", and "Brooklyn Go Hard feat. Santogold" as bonus tracks, and you got a banging album, like usual from Jay.



Well, I'm glad I'm not the only feeling it.  I agree with some of the critics that it has a more pop, techno influence on the beats but I think it's dope.  I never understand why people want him to spit another reasonable doubt.  I figure it's a lose lose for Jay because if he does spit about the drug game (american gangster) people say he's not being true but when he switches it up and spits what he wants to present as his lifestyle, people hate.  Hov can't do right to some folks.

I agree that Pharrel song didn't feel right but I disagree about the Swizz track though I think his vocals shouldn't have been included.

I agree the Jeezy track hindered the flow of the album.  You didn't dig Jeezy's verse on Amazing?  That Ye track got me into Jeezy.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on August 31, 2009, 09:18:44 PM
The track with Jeezy sounded like it shoulda been on Jeezy's next album, and the Pharell track shouldn't of been there at all, same with the Swizzy one. Apart from that I was feeling the album, shit was pretty dope actually after reading all the bullshit reviews on here lol.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: TRG on August 31, 2009, 09:49:32 PM
grouprip just come out for those interested.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Lunatic on August 31, 2009, 09:58:48 PM
Can't wait to hear this
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: D-Nice on August 31, 2009, 10:33:46 PM
excluding a couple of duds, this shit is FRESH.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: westside159 on August 31, 2009, 11:03:53 PM
man wtf , i thought Nas was on this album ?  dont like some of the features like Drake and alicia keys ... 
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Bluprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: westside159 on August 31, 2009, 11:06:03 PM
Get out of here.

Pray
American Dreamin'
No Hook
Roc Boyz
Sweet

I don't feel the need to comment on American Gangster again.   Hell of dope album and I stated my peace so!

Back to Blueprint 3, far better than Blueprint 2.  Different style than Blueprint 1 and way too soon to tell how they compare.

Where is the best song on the album , Say Hello To The Bad Guy ?   
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: westside159 on August 31, 2009, 11:25:36 PM
So Far the best song is , " A Star Is Born "
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on August 31, 2009, 11:32:22 PM
That's up to you to decide.


Personally, from American Gangster my favorite track is Sweet.  I actually prefer certain tracks from the Marvin Gaye mash-up more ... Sweet happens to be one of them but I blast the og too.    Here's the version from the mash-up, http://sharebee.com/cfd0b9e3

Quote

It's so corrupt
Soak it up
It's a lesson, every fuck up
One day you're up, the next day you're down
As long as you stay the same
It'll come back around

Hov, all right! all right!
It might not be what you cal picture perfect
but it's my life
the life

Damn, I love that song.

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: R1ZE on September 01, 2009, 01:22:12 AM
Thoughts:

Jay's flow ain't shit anymore.
Lyrically he's cool on some tracks, generic as fuck on some others.
Kanye didn't bring his A-game, but his B-Game is good enough for me.
Timbo didn't bring his A-game, and it hurts the album. Off That is straight with me though, hook is dope.
Pharell's track (and hook) was good - he probably deserved a second beat on this.
Alicia Keys sounds AMAZING on Empire State of Mind... why is Nas not on this?
Swizz track was some garbage. Speaking of Swizz, this track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrB80Y-rAP8) > anything on the album
It's... just alright. Not classic, not close. But not bad. Listenable minus three songs (ugh, thank you...)
AWH!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: K.Dub on September 01, 2009, 02:30:22 AM
WHERE'S NAS ON Empire State of Mind?! >:(
It was really only the track I had high hopes to... Anyway, I'm on my second listen - not very impressed.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on September 01, 2009, 02:52:36 AM
I actually think the Pharrell joint is the best one on the album (the hook is fly too: I'm so ambitious I might hit 2 sisters...lol). Jay and Neptunes been making some dope joints lately; this one and Blue Magic & I Know of American Gangster.

Anyways my thoughts:


Like Jome said this album is probably a grower (or not we'll see). Right now I'm thinking it's definitely better than American Gangster (boring and nobody wants to hear him rap about drugs again) and Kingdom Come (sounded like a failed, dated experiment compared to this one)
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Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: blkb on September 01, 2009, 03:05:54 AM
This album is his best in a while.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: stillinrehab on September 01, 2009, 04:10:19 AM
Only song ill keep is the one with J Cole on it... thats fire... everything else is below average ... Jigga shoulda sent some of these beats to Jigga ten years ago and hungry!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: The Watcher on September 01, 2009, 04:49:13 AM
the only track im really diggin is empire state of mind, alicia keys killed that shit
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Hatesrats™ on September 01, 2009, 04:52:46 AM
excluding a couple of duds, this shit is FRESH.
8) I agree..
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Celph_Titled06 on September 01, 2009, 06:34:15 AM
that swizzy song makes my ears bleed..... jays flow is nice but that beat is garbage..... why do people insist on using this crappy producer swizz beatz?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Hatesrats™ on September 01, 2009, 07:03:38 AM
"Empire State of Mind" is gonna be huge...  8)
(Gonna be remixes coming from everywhere with this one..)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: pootypooty on September 01, 2009, 08:30:07 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/09/a-first-listen-liveblog-of-jayzs-blueprint-3-.html

For those who have an intravenous Internet hookup, Jay-Z's long-delayed, much-anticipated "Blueprint 3" leaked sometime in the wee hours of yesterday morning and debuts today on Rhapsody's and MTV's websites. We listened to the entirety of Sean Carter's 11th album in one fell swoop -- not even taking a break to sip overpriced Champagne, smoke overpriced cigars or take our Maybach out for a leisurely spin. That's either dedication or... a paying assignment from our editor.


"What We Talkin' About" (ft. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun)

Jay-Z has enlisted Luke Steele of Australian hairspray techno auteurs Empire of the Sun to sing the hook. For those doing the math at home, that means that the man behind this album has more face-time on a Jay-Z album than longtime collaborators DJ Premier and State Property.

In the course of the cut, Jay-Z claims, "I'm not talking about profit; I'm talking about pain." Within 30 seconds, he's bragging about being bff's with Barack Obama. Apparently, Jay-Z feels the pain of the potential loss of the public option more than we will ever know. Hova also declares "I'm not talking about [rivals] Jimmy [Jones], Game or Dame [Dash]," thus robbing him of any semblance of conflict that might make his music that much more interesting.

"Thank You"

Rather than use the liner notes, Jay-Z decides to write a song thanking the fans for supporting him. He mentions that he has 10 No. 1 albums -- a factual inaccuracy. He has 10 official solo albums released prior to this one, and not all reached No. 1. You'd think that with all of his money, he could at least pay sidekick Memphis Bleek to fact-check for him. He also mentions his predilection for wearing really nice suits and going to the opera.

"D.O.A."

The long-ago leaked first single proves that no matter how cranky and cantankerous Jay-Z sounds, a Janko Nilovic sample can salve all wounds. Moreover, whether you agree or not with his traditionalist stance, Jay at least has a coherent point here.

"Run this Town" (ft. Rihanna & Kanye West)

The second single currently earning heavy urban radio play. You've probably heard it. If not, let me give you a hint about who runs this town -- it rhymes with May-B.   

"Empire State of Mind" (ft. Alicia Keys)

Essentially, a list of New York City streets with the titular inspiration seemingly swiped from Nas'  "New York State of Mind." For the 723rd time, Jay-Z compares himself to Frank Sinatra, an analogue that's becoming ill-fitting. There's something timeless about Sinatra's catalog and his choice of collaborators. Something tells me that Mr. Hudson, featured on the last track of "Blueprint 3," is no Antonio Carlos Jobim. Even Alicia Keys can't save this track from foundering.

"Real as it Gets" (ft. Young Jeezy)

This feels like a shameless shill to get Southern rap fans to buy the album, lured by the promise of a Young Jeezy cameo. When used properly, Jeezy's gravelly timbre can produce earthshaking force; but on "Real," the result is both rappers abandoning their gritty street raps for self-worshiping ennui. It's hard to blame them; it's tough to stay hungry when you have a personal chef.

"On to the Next One" (ft. Swizz Beatz)

The  first track yet that doesn't make me want to skip onto the next one. Swizz Beatz is clearly channeling "A Milli," and while he doesn't get the exact same results, he clearly creates one of the album's standout tracks, sounding simultaneously au courant and catchy. Jay-Z continues his recurring obsession with being artistically progressive and moving forward.

"Off That" (ft. Drake)

Timbaland's beat sounds like one of the better castoffs from the last Justin Timberlake album, and Drake's hook is cool and self-assured. But there's something here that reads as stasis: Timbaland continues to envision the future as silver suits and astronaut ice cream, while Jay sounds like he would probably try to lecture the “Say Hey” kid for wearing tight pants.

"A Star is Born" (ft. J. Cole)

Featuring a guest appearance from J. Cole, the fledgling artist whom Jay-Z has signed to Roc Nation. Cole acquits himself fine with a nimble resonant verse about coming from poverty, though his performance lacks the appeal of past Jay proteges Beanie Sigel, Kanye West or Memphis Bleek.

"Venus vs. Mars"

A naked play to entice female listeners, with Timbaland delivering a monstrous beat. Unfortunately, Jay utilizes the lurid leering tone of the rich guy at the bar promising helicopter rides to any nubile female who will look in his direction. In 10 years, "Venus vs. Mars," will go down in history as the first rap song ever inspired by a self-help romance guide intended to illuminate gender differences. I can't wait until Drake releases his prog-rap opus, "He's Just Not That Into You."

"Already Home" (ft. Kid Cudi)

The most organic and hence best song on the album. Kanye fulfills his symphonic "Late Registration"-era aspirations and Jay fills it with regnant "Blueprint" majesty. The decision to pair up with Kid Cudi and Kanye West finally yields some dividends for Jay's experimentation. Granted, it's not exactly the London Muddy Waters Sessions, but it works. Kid Cudi's stoned insularity proves a nice foil to Jay's swagger and the song sounds fun and spontaneous. 

"Hate" (ft. Kanye West)

The logical continuation of the "Graduation" dud "Drunk and Hot Girls," "Hate" sounds like the result of staying up all night in the studio mixing various liquors and then letting the tape recorder roll. You're in that deluded state where you think that everything you record is genius and filled with revelations. Then you wake up the next morning to realize that except for three seconds, everything you made was garbage. Except that never happened, and Jay and Kanye decided to put it on the album.

"Reminder"

Where Jay-Z reminds us that he's better than you and me. Presumably, this is supposed to even out the hospitality of "Thank You."

"So Ambitious" (ft. Pharrell)

Apparently, all ambition means these days is making songs that both Pharrell and Jay would've scoffed at during their "Roc La Familia"-era salad days.

"Young Forever" (ft. Mr. Hudson)

Sampling "Forever Young" on the the final track is one of the worst decisions of Jay-Z's legendary career and confirms everyone's deepest fears about the album: that it's a Hail Mary attempt by a veteran artist to stay relevant. There's maturing gracefully and then there's this -- a maudlin cut that sounds like bar mitzvah montage rap. After hearing this, cleanse with "Brooklyn's Finest" on repeat.

Verdict:

Regardless of this lackluster effort, nothing can alter Jay-Z's place as one of the greatest rappers of all time. That said, despite several strong moments, "Blueprint 3" documents an artist who refuses to wallow in the past, but lacks a (ahem) blueprint for the future. As with all Jay-Z albums, it tries to be all things to all people, and occasionally succeeds, but more often than not, it offers a tepid futurism. If Jay-Z is rap's Rolling Stones, this is his "Dirty Work," even if he maintains that he doesn't like his colors too bright.

--Jeff Weiss
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on September 01, 2009, 08:33:09 AM
That swizzy song is dope, it just shouldn't have swizzy vocals but everything else is cool.  Especially what jay is talking about.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: So Much Style on September 01, 2009, 08:34:23 AM
only feeling:

reminder
hate
thank you
empire state of mind
what we talking about
so ambitious


the rest is HORRIBLE!!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: famozni on September 01, 2009, 09:27:57 AM
can somebody pm with vbr version of album, i have only 320 kbps, i cant find other version anywhere, plizzzzz
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: KaiserSoze on September 01, 2009, 09:40:52 AM
This album is too poppy for my liking, yet, ironically, I disagree about Forever Young. At first I was like "Jesus, this is corny", but that against my will the track is stuck in my head and it comes with real emotion, I'm probably liking it more than any other track on the album so far.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Paul on September 01, 2009, 11:51:39 AM
the production on the first track is disgusting and kinda set the tone for me, truely disapointed, im not even a Jay Z fan i just was intrigued after Kanyes coments


Need to take them with a pinch of salt from now on :)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Hatesrats™ on September 01, 2009, 01:28:03 PM
"So Ambitious" Jigga goes for that Reasonable Doubt flow...
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: SCREWFACE on September 01, 2009, 02:02:40 PM
I actually think the Pharrell joint is the best one on the album (the hook is fly too: I'm so ambitious I might hit 2 sisters...lol). Jay and Neptunes been making some dope joints lately; this one and Blue Magic & I Know of American Gangster.

i got you on this one man. this joint is hot. then it gets ruined with the next track and its forever young sample... what the fuck jay? mr hudson? (kanyes' new lover? c/d? lol)

no really.. WHAT THE FUCK  ;D
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on September 01, 2009, 02:27:26 PM
Given this some proper rotation today, and the tracks I keep coming back to are:

Thank You

Empire State Of Mind

A Star Is Born

Venus vs Mars

Already Home - probably my favourite

So Ambitious - Neptunes & Jay-Z, most consistent combo in rap? OK, there's Dre & Snoop etc, but I always check first for the Neptunes track on a Jay-Z album and I'm never disappointed.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: KaiserSoze on September 01, 2009, 02:30:16 PM
"So Ambitious" Jigga goes for that Reasonable Doubt flow...

Unfortunately he forgets the Reasonable Doubt lyrics.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Lunatic on September 01, 2009, 02:32:23 PM
What We Talkin' About Ft. Luke Steel - 5/5. Perfect Intro. Jigga spits flames and the beat is insane. Dude on the hook is nice too.
Thank You - 3/5 - May grow on me. The beat and concept is hot. Got an issue with Jigga's experimental flow on this though.

D.O.A. - 5/5. Nothin to be said, y'all all heard it and it's real shit.
Run This Town Ft. Kanye West & Rihanna - 4.25/5 - Great mainstream beat and hook. Kanye murders it too.

Empire State of Mind Ft. Alicia Keys - 5/5. Alicia Keys really murders this hook. Beat is flames and Jigga on his shit here.
As Real As It Gets Ft. Young Jeezy - 4/5. Not as bad as I expected. Beat is fire and Jeezy did his damn thing. Better than I expected this to come out.

On To The Next One Ft. Swizz Beats - 4/5 I must say I am impressed with this. I fuckin hate Swizz Beats but this beat is fuckin flames, especially that background element :o Swizz vocals unnecessary though.

Off That Ft. Drake - 3.75/5 - Another good mainstream sounding joint. Timbo did his thing on the beat. Drake sounds good on the hook. Jay-Z flowed well here; more energetic.

A Star Is Born Ft. J. Cole - 5/5 Beat is pretty and hot cool concept to introduce J. Cole. Cole probably spits the best verse on the album :o
Venus Vs. Mars - 4/5 Pretty hot Timbo beat. Jay spits nice on here too; hook is poppy but whatever, still cool.

Already Home Ft. Kid Cudi - 4/5 Beat is fire. Does sound like a Kanye track though. Cudi sounds good over this.
Hate Ft. Kanye West - 2.5/5 Kanye spits hot on this! Jigga sounds good on it too. But it's very weird overall lol.

Reminder - 3.5/5 Beat is ok. Hook is very annoying. Jigga spits hot here though.
So Ambitious Ft. Pharrell - 3/5 Beat is eyy. Sounds like "Blue Magic" remake 2 me but not as good.

Young Forever Ft. Mr. Hudson - 5/5 Epic beat. Hudson sings well on this too. Perfect outro.

Def no classic or anything, tails off a bit at the end and I can see how some can hate the club/single/poppy joints. Also some classic Jigga cuts on here too. Not as good as AG though.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: KaiserSoze on September 01, 2009, 02:36:05 PM

Young Forever Ft. Mr. Hudson - 5/5 Epic beat. Hudson sings well on this too. Perfect outro.


Haha, I didn't think anybody else would like that shit. That beat is hella epic for real  8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dre-Day on September 01, 2009, 02:36:57 PM
i said, CAN JAY-Z KICK IT?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: KaiserSoze on September 01, 2009, 02:41:10 PM
i said, CAN JAY-Z KICK IT?

*Sniff Sniff* I smell some reefer up in here.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Lucifuge on September 01, 2009, 02:44:48 PM
link please
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on September 01, 2009, 03:09:24 PM

Young Forever Ft. Mr. Hudson - 5/5 Epic beat. Hudson sings well on this too. Perfect outro.


Haha, I didn't think anybody else would like that shit. That beat is hella epic for real  8)

i'm co-signing that.

but Luna, you were feelin' that Swizz song? not i, lol.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: The-Leak (aka) kingwell (bka) JULES on September 01, 2009, 03:29:25 PM
THIS WHOLE ALBUM SUCKS.

It's quite ironic how the only decent song was "Reminder".

I expected this though, not trippin.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Paul on September 01, 2009, 05:38:59 PM
What We Talkin' About Ft. Luke Steel - 5/5. Perfect Intro. Jigga spits flames and the beat is insane. Dude on the hook is nice too.
Thank You - 3/5 - May grow on me. The beat and concept is hot. Got an issue with Jigga's experimental flow on this though.

D.O.A. - 5/5. Nothin to be said, y'all all heard it and it's real shit.
Run This Town Ft. Kanye West & Rihanna - 4.25/5 - Great mainstream beat and hook. Kanye murders it too.

Empire State of Mind Ft. Alicia Keys - 5/5. Alicia Keys really murders this hook. Beat is flames and Jigga on his shit here.
As Real As It Gets Ft. Young Jeezy - 4/5. Not as bad as I expected. Beat is fire and Jeezy did his damn thing. Better than I expected this to come out.

On To The Next One Ft. Swizz Beats - 4/5 I must say I am impressed with this. I fuckin hate Swizz Beats but this beat is fuckin flames, especially that background element :o Swizz vocals unnecessary though.

Off That Ft. Drake - 3.75/5 - Another good mainstream sounding joint. Timbo did his thing on the beat. Drake sounds good on the hook. Jay-Z flowed well here; more energetic.

A Star Is Born Ft. J. Cole - 5/5 Beat is pretty and hot cool concept to introduce J. Cole. Cole probably spits the best verse on the album :o
Venus Vs. Mars - 4/5 Pretty hot Timbo beat. Jay spits nice on here too; hook is poppy but whatever, still cool.

Already Home Ft. Kid Cudi - 4/5 Beat is fire. Does sound like a Kanye track though. Cudi sounds good over this.
Hate Ft. Kanye West - 2.5/5 Kanye spits hot on this! Jigga sounds good on it too. But it's very weird overall lol.

Reminder - 3.5/5 Beat is ok. Hook is very annoying. Jigga spits hot here though.
So Ambitious Ft. Pharrell - 3/5 Beat is eyy. Sounds like "Blue Magic" remake 2 me but not as good.

Young Forever Ft. Mr. Hudson - 5/5 Epic beat. Hudson sings well on this too. Perfect outro.

Def no classic or anything, tails off a bit at the end and I can see how some can hate the club/single/poppy joints. Also some classic Jigga cuts on here too. Not as good as AG though.


Your ratings suggest that its pretty close.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: PLANT on September 01, 2009, 07:01:57 PM
listened to this album 3 times today.  Its nothing short of amazing.  Only track I wasnt feelin was the second Kanye track.  But dont see how people dont like this album.  Its really a great cd.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Minkaveli on September 01, 2009, 07:07:24 PM
I'm feeling:

DOA
Thank You
Intro Track
Empire State Of Mind
So Ambitious

those stand out.  Jay-Z and Pharell need to do more work together.  Every track they do is fire.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Reventón Bogotá Rolla on September 01, 2009, 09:59:12 PM
swizz's sample :o :o  shit is haunting!!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: The-Leak (aka) kingwell (bka) JULES on September 01, 2009, 10:12:46 PM
You guys are horrible gtfo here!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: YSH on September 02, 2009, 03:48:18 AM
lol

t.i s paper trail was better than this bullllllllllllshit

ob4cl 2 go cop dat
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 02, 2009, 04:10:37 AM
Paper Trail was a good album sure had a few mainstream songs but dont stop it from being real and good album
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Episcop Cruel Cvrle on September 02, 2009, 04:11:24 AM
Since OBFCL got out im not bumping Jays album lol

What We Talkin About - 3.5 / 5

Thank You - 3.0 / 5 ( ras kass quaterly tracks is better then this)

DOA - 3.0 / 5 (nice production, other then that nuttin special)

Run This Town 4.5/5 (great single with amazing production, jay flow is great, kanye kills it, rihanna is very irritating on this one, should have put beyonce on it)

Empire State Of Mind 5/5 (great stuff, huge hit,classic album material )

Real As It Gets 2/5 ( average or even below average, jeezy street album track)

On To The Next One 3.5/5 (swizzy u either love it or hate it..im on the middle)

Off That 3/5 (forgettable track, jay flow is nice, timbo pop production is not my fav)

A Star Is Born 5/5 ( another classic, great beat, J.cole and jigga are perfect)

Venus Vs Mars 2.5/5 (weak)

Already Home 4/5 (one of better tracks on the album)

Hate 3.5/5 ( jay on some kanye album shit, not fittin to good)

Reminder 3.5/5 (annoying hook, good track tho)

So Ambituious 3.5/5 ( good track tho gets boring quickly)

Young Forever 4/5 (solid track they both did their stuff on it)







Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: westside159 on September 02, 2009, 04:17:56 AM
yeah i liked the song A Star is Born ...  ill peep the rest later
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dre-Day on September 02, 2009, 07:14:57 AM
my favourite song from this album is:

http://www.youtube.com/v/EUb2OvWa90M


i like DOA, but it's still ironic that a song like this comes from Jay-Z, when you look at all the music he makes: he's not a guardian :laugh:
by the way, he shouldn't have done the "lalala,heeeyheeyheey", as it's retarded.
i also kept Thank You, but i've deleted the rest of the songs.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jome on September 02, 2009, 07:22:52 AM
listened to this album 3 times today.  Its nothing short of amazing.  Only track I wasnt feelin was the second Kanye track.  But dont see how people dont like this album.  Its really a great cd.

Yeah, but it was expected, Dubcc have always been anti-Jay-Z, and it got worse after The Game went from stalking to dissing..
Not to mention all the Pac, Nas, Budden, Dipset/Cam fans (or groupies) on here, they all got their issues with Jay-Z. ;D

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: R1ZE on September 02, 2009, 09:07:11 AM
Does anyone else feel me on Jay's flow here? Easily his worst performance on any album.

There's some tracks where its just so damn sloppy
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on September 02, 2009, 09:15:41 AM
I'm listening to the album now... so far it's pretty much what I expected so I'm not really let down, but I'll drop my thoughts on it all once I'm done bumpin' it
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: MoodMuzik on September 02, 2009, 11:11:56 AM
is the group rip a big difference than the one that already leaked?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on September 02, 2009, 12:47:08 PM
after one listen, I can say the album is decent but I probably won't cop it unless it grows on me majorly... great production on some tracks but I just wasn't feeling Jay-Z's flow or even lyrics at times  :-\

my favorite tracks were "What We Talkin' About", "Empire State Of Mind", "A Star Is Born", "Reminder", "So Ambitious", and some others I would include but it was mainly due to the beats and/or feature

IMO American Gangster > this album
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Chamillitary Click on September 02, 2009, 12:51:23 PM
1. What We Talkin' About - 4/5; great intro, diggin' the flow & what Jay was rappin' about.
2.Thank You - 3.5/5; alright, nothing great, but not too weak - average.
3. D.O.A. - 4.5/5; one of my favorite songs of the year, let alone the album.
4. Run This Town - 3.75/5; for a mainstream track, really feelin' it. Rihanna killed the hook & Kanye killed his verse.
5. Empire State of Mind - 5/5; personally my favorite song on the album, unreal track. my New York Anthem! 8)
6. Real As It Gets - 3/5; not terrible, but not really feelin' Jeezy or Jay's flow here.
7. On To The Next One - 2.5/5; cannot stand a Swizz Beatz beat. so repetative & annoying, just poor, Jay wasn't on top of his game here either.
8. Off That - 3.75/5; i'm diggin' the track for a mainstream song. Drake's hook is dope, the concept is dope & Jay comes correct in all verses.
9. A Star Is Born - 5/5; great tribute track to most dudes in the industry & J. Cole straight killed his verse; dude is the future!
10. Venus Vs. Mars - 2.75/5; not very high on my list. cool vibe to it, but overall pretty weak.
11. Already Home - 4.5/5; top track off the album, great feel, Jay comes correct & Cudi is dope on the hook.
12. Hate - 3/5; i expected a lot more for a Jay/Kanye collab. song, but whatever. beat was disappointing & i wasn't really feelin' the flows.
13. Reminder - 4/5; good track from start to finish, nothing spectacular, but a real strong track off the album.
14. So Ambitious - 4/5; strong track with a tight hook; Jay came correct & it was a well put together track.
15. Young Forever - 4.5/5; great sample, Jay came awesome here; great way to finish out the album.

solid album. not terrible like some people have been saying & not awesome; just solid with some real bright spots & some real "wtf's?".

overall: 3.85 (when calculated); which is good for me; now i just have to see what kind of replay value it holds for me within the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on September 02, 2009, 01:59:30 PM
Best Jay album since his "retirement" imo.

1.)Great tracks
D.O.A., Empire State Of Mind, A Star Is Born, So Ambitious

1.a)Would be great but ruined by weird hooks
Run This Town, Reminder

2.) Enjoyable tracks
Off That, Venus Vs. Mars (awful hook)

3.) Alright joints
What We Talking About (boring beat and hook, Jay was great), Thank You (boring), On To The Next One (not bad but it's all over the place), Already Home (great beat and hook but awful flow), Hate (weird track lol)

4.) Biggest dissapointemnt
Forever Young (such an epic beat and chours build your expectations but Jay raps like he couldn't care less)

No tracks that made me say "this shit sucks". Jay was aiming for a more fresh, experimental and feel good vibe album and I prefer that over that snooze fest of an album called American Gangster.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: PLANT on September 02, 2009, 02:08:34 PM
Am I the only one thats feelin the Swizz Beats track?  That shit is a banger IMO!!  WTF!

Im pretty much enjoying the whole album besides "Hate"
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 02, 2009, 04:31:07 PM
sorry, but this is only 3.5/5, and that's being very generous
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on September 02, 2009, 04:40:03 PM
sorry, but this is only 3.5/5, and that's being very generous

I'd say thats a good rating from you. You digging Rae's new effort?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Nima - Dubcnn.com on September 02, 2009, 04:40:48 PM
Wasn't impressed after one listen but decided not to post until I listened a few more times.  Album's growing on me very quickly.

My fav's are (obviously) D.O.A. and Run This Town, also Off That with Drake is hot, Star Is Born i like (J.Cole kills it!), Venus Vs. Mars is hella nice too.  The Jeezy track and the track with A. Keys I like as well.

Overall I'm happy!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 02, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
sorry, but this is only 3.5/5, and that's being very generous

I'd say thats a good rating from you. You digging Rae's new effort?


I haven't peeped it yet



Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: K.Dub on September 02, 2009, 06:02:09 PM
That Alphaville sample is horrible. God I hate Forever Young.

Edit: Infact, the whole beat sucks.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Nima - Dubcnn.com on September 02, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
Wow "off That" with swizz beatz got a irritating beat but Hov absolutely kills it.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on September 02, 2009, 08:17:00 PM
Wow "off That" with swizz beatz got a irritating beat but Hov absolutely kills it.

Off That is with Drake and is produced by Timbaland.  You must mean On To The Next One.  

The first couple bars from the first verse summarizes the album,

Quote
Hov on that new shit
Niggas like "how come?"
Niggas want my old shit
buy my old album
Niggas stuck on stupid
I gotta keep it money
Niggas make the same shit
Me? I make the blueprint
Came in the range, hopped out the LExus
Every year since I been on that next shit

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: D-Nice on September 02, 2009, 09:54:05 PM
Shit is still fresh after a couple more listens. Jay be picking some weird beats that sometimes make me say WTF he gonna do with that. But he makes it work.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on September 03, 2009, 08:28:22 AM
I enjoy it quite a bit.  Empire State Of Mind Got such a soulful beat.  It's a pleasure to hear jay rap over it.  After several listens I'm not that big of a fan of the chorus.  Nas should rip it for the fans.

He claims his next album will be experimental.  Please, dear god, no autotune.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 03, 2009, 10:52:50 AM
Great album. Some shit songs like Run This Town but alot of good stuff some of the stuff ppl dissed before i really digg like Venus vs Mars
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Nima - Dubcnn.com on September 03, 2009, 12:01:27 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Booz on September 03, 2009, 12:19:22 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.
Yeah, Kanye killed it. People must really dislike Rihanna.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on September 03, 2009, 12:33:42 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.
Yeah, Kanye killed it. People must really dislike Rihanna.  :laugh:

lol I'm not the biggest fan of the track, but Kanye does rip it.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: So Much Style on September 03, 2009, 01:55:03 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.
Yeah, Kanye killed it. People must really dislike Rihanna.  :laugh:

its definetly rihannas stuipd ass annoying voice that is off key and sounds the same on every chorus
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Episcop Cruel Cvrle on September 03, 2009, 02:09:53 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.

great track, jay z flow is great, kanye kills it........huge minus is rihannas yelling yeaaa eaa aeaaa eaaeea aeeeaa, shits just too annoying,

and beat is  :o
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Nima - Dubcnn.com on September 03, 2009, 02:40:35 PM
I don't care, it's a single, it's supposed to be catchy and that's exactly what that Yeeaaahheaaaheahah is... I usually don't like Rihanna's nasal yelling but I dunno, I like it in this case.

I do agree, however, that with the same chorus but without the "heeyyeaahahahyeaH" part it would be doper lol.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on September 03, 2009, 02:49:16 PM
I don't care, it's a single, it's supposed to be catchy and that's exactly what that Yeeaaahheaaaheahah is... I usually don't like Rihanna's nasal yelling but I dunno, I like it in this case.

I do agree, however, that with the same chorus but without the "heeyyeaahahahyeaH" part it would be doper lol.

Nasal, that's the fucking word. Everytime I hear her, it's like she's got a sinus problem. That's probably what Chris Brown was trying to fix when he bust up her face.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on September 03, 2009, 04:44:58 PM
Great album. Some shit songs like Run This Town but alot of good stuff some of the stuff ppl dissed before i really digg like Venus vs Mars

Yup that track is my shit, everything bout its dope, well t he chorus is a bit ehhh, but other than that  :D
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: .:Hercy Buggz:. on September 03, 2009, 05:12:09 PM
 So he is talking about Damon on the song with Pharrell huh... hmm
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 03, 2009, 07:42:38 PM
after giving it a few more spins I got to say this is a 3/5 album.  I can sum up every song on this album with one line: "I'm rich and awesome, you're not".



if this shallowness is what's hot for you guys then  I feel sorry for you all
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on September 03, 2009, 09:27:42 PM
after giving it a few more spins I got to say this is a 3/5 album.  I can sum up every song on this album with one line: "I'm rich and awesome, you're not".



if this shallowness is what's hot for you guys then  I feel sorry for you all

Snoops been rapping about Pimping hoes and smoking drugs for almost 20 years, how can you criticise content?

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 03, 2009, 09:43:07 PM
I dunno what everyones problem with Run This Town is lol. I love that song. Liked it from the first time i heard it.

#1 the beat is very boring, plain and uninspiring
#2 Rhianna is very annoying. I used to be able to tolerate her like on Live your life with T.I. when i heard it, but i think after the 100th time i heard both that song and umbrella and whatever other song she bit from "Tainted Love" i just wanted to Chris Brown her. Hot body though but what an alien looking head the hoe has
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 03, 2009, 10:02:16 PM
In "Thank You" I wonder if Jay-Z is addressing The Game possibly others in a cryptic way (Maybe in reference to how he was "Declaring War" with Game and others before using the concert to make up with Nas instead, and also in reference to Jay-Z's comment to a fan that "We gonna let Game just kill himself")

"I was gonna kill a couple rappers but they did to themselves
I was gonna do it with the flow but they did it with their sales,
I was gonna 911 them but they didn’t need the help
and they did a good job, them boys is talented as hell,
so not only did they brick but they put a building up as well
then ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
ran to the crash site with no mask in hell, toxins deep inside they lungs
until both of em was filled, blew a cloud out to an L, to a Jordan to a smell,
cos they heard the second hand smoke kills.
N-ggas thought they was ill, found out they was eww!
and its like you knew exactly how i wanted you to feel"
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: LodiDodi on September 03, 2009, 11:17:18 PM
"So Ambitious" Jigga goes for that Reasonable Doubt flow...
Yeah I noticed that too, made me nostalgic for some beats by Ski
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Digital Pimpin' on September 03, 2009, 11:19:42 PM
In "Thank You" I wonder if Jay-Z is addressing The Game possibly others in a cryptic way (Maybe in reference to how he was "Declaring War" with Game and others before using the concert to make up with Nas instead, and also in reference to Jay-Z's comment to a fan that "We gonna let Game just kill himself")

"I was gonna kill a couple rappers but they did to themselves
I was gonna do it with the flow but they did it with their sales,
I was gonna 911 them but they didn’t need the help
and they did a good job, them boys is talented as hell,
so not only did they brick but they put a building up as well
then ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
ran to the crash site with no mask in hell, toxins deep inside they lungs
until both of em was filled, blew a cloud out to an L, to a Jordan to a smell,
cos they heard the second hand smoke kills.
N-ggas thought they was ill, found out they was eww!
and its like you knew exactly how i wanted you to feel"

I'm sure he gets at Game on Already Home:

I taught-em about fish scale they want me to fish for them
They want me to catch clean, then cook up a dish for them
All of this just for them, or they got a diss for him
They want me to disappear, like it’s gonna do sh-t for them
They say that i’m in the way, they want me to sit with them
But what they admitting is, they aint got sh-t for him
But really the fact is, we not in the same bracket
Not in the same league, don’t shoot at the same baskets
Don’t pay the same taxes, hang with the same b-tches
So how am i in the way, what is it i’m missing?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: LodiDodi on September 03, 2009, 11:27:21 PM
In "Thank You" I wonder if Jay-Z is addressing The Game possibly others in a cryptic way (Maybe in reference to how he was "Declaring War" with Game and others before using the concert to make up with Nas instead, and also in reference to Jay-Z's comment to a fan that "We gonna let Game just kill himself")

"I was gonna kill a couple rappers but they did to themselves
I was gonna do it with the flow but they did it with their sales,
I was gonna 911 them but they didn’t need the help
and they did a good job, them boys is talented as hell,
so not only did they brick but they put a building up as well
then ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
ran to the crash site with no mask in hell, toxins deep inside they lungs
until both of em was filled, blew a cloud out to an L, to a Jordan to a smell,
cos they heard the second hand smoke kills.
N-ggas thought they was ill, found out they was eww!
and its like you knew exactly how i wanted you to feel"
yeah as much as people have been hating on this song saying it's no good, makes me think they skipped the track one verse into it.  This is one of my favorites on the album, and I thought this verse was a well-crafted response to JJ and Game.  Sure would be nice to see an all out battle bteween them though like he did with Nas
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: NillerTheKid on September 03, 2009, 11:29:43 PM
In "Thank You" I wonder if Jay-Z is addressing The Game possibly others in a cryptic way (Maybe in reference to how he was "Declaring War" with Game and others before using the concert to make up with Nas instead, and also in reference to Jay-Z's comment to a fan that "We gonna let Game just kill himself")

"I was gonna kill a couple rappers but they did to themselves
I was gonna do it with the flow but they did it with their sales,
I was gonna 911 them but they didn’t need the help
and they did a good job, them boys is talented as hell,
so not only did they brick but they put a building up as well
then ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
ran to the crash site with no mask in hell, toxins deep inside they lungs
until both of em was filled, blew a cloud out to an L, to a Jordan to a smell,
cos they heard the second hand smoke kills.
N-ggas thought they was ill, found out they was eww!
and its like you knew exactly how i wanted you to feel"

I'm sure he gets at Game on Already Home:

I taught-em about fish scale they want me to fish for them
They want me to catch clean, then cook up a dish for them
All of this just for them, or they got a diss for him
They want me to disappear, like it’s gonna do sh-t for them
They say that i’m in the way, they want me to sit with them
But what they admitting is, they aint got sh-t for him
But really the fact is, we not in the same bracket
Not in the same league, don’t shoot at the same baskets

Don’t pay the same taxes, hang with the same b-tches
So how am i in the way, what is it i’m missing?

Joe Budden?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Brown Guy on September 03, 2009, 11:35:20 PM
I found myself skipping more annoying tracks when playing this shit in my car. So I ejected this shit on my way to work and threw that shit out the sunroof on the 110 South. I wont be buying this shit. its not worth the money.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 04, 2009, 09:51:37 AM
In "Thank You" I wonder if Jay-Z is addressing The Game possibly others in a cryptic way (Maybe in reference to how he was "Declaring War" with Game and others before using the concert to make up with Nas instead, and also in reference to Jay-Z's comment to a fan that "We gonna let Game just kill himself")

"I was gonna kill a couple rappers but they did to themselves
I was gonna do it with the flow but they did it with their sales,
I was gonna 911 them but they didn’t need the help
and they did a good job, them boys is talented as hell,
so not only did they brick but they put a building up as well
then ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
ran to the crash site with no mask in hell, toxins deep inside they lungs
until both of em was filled, blew a cloud out to an L, to a Jordan to a smell,
cos they heard the second hand smoke kills.
N-ggas thought they was ill, found out they was eww!
and its like you knew exactly how i wanted you to feel"
yeah as much as people have been hating on this song saying it's no good, makes me think they skipped the track one verse into it.  This is one of my favorites on the album, and I thought this verse was a well-crafted response to JJ and Game.  Sure would be nice to see an all out battle bteween them though like he did with Nas

How can people hate on that track. its awesome. I'm by no means a Jay-Z nut hugger but I gotta admit theres alot of dope songs on the album and a few that are either aight or dreadful, but still a near classic
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: ikke on September 04, 2009, 10:23:22 AM
'You want old jay go buy my old albums'

He's dissing the internet ;OOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Brown Guy on September 04, 2009, 11:02:14 AM
'You want old jay go buy my old albums'

He's dissing the internet ;OOOOOOOOO


Nigga If I want your old albums ill download them. I aint buying shit of your rich man
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: ThatSICCNESS on September 04, 2009, 10:59:54 PM
Not bad... theres some tracks I'm feeling, others that are solid, and then some that are ehhh...It starts out stronger than it ends.
Id say its between a B- and a C+. His best album since the Black Album imo.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dogg Ly Dogg on September 05, 2009, 02:46:01 AM
After several spins this album is definitely a good record but far from a classic.
Jay-Z flow aint good anymore and 3,4 bad cuts really hurt the album.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Venom6779 on September 05, 2009, 09:55:20 AM
Is this anywhere close to being as hard as American Gangster. That was a classic in my opinion.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on September 05, 2009, 10:40:55 AM
Is this anywhere close to being as hard as American Gangster. That was a classic in my opinion.

the sound is completely different... it's hard to compare the two really but I prefer American Gangster
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 05, 2009, 06:03:02 PM
damn this Jigga is shallow, this album gets worse every time I hear it
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Dre-Day on September 07, 2009, 12:11:12 AM
I don't care, it's a single, it's supposed to be catchy and that's exactly what that Yeeaaahheaaaheahah is... I usually don't like Rihanna's nasal yelling but I dunno, I like it in this case.

I do agree, however, that with the same chorus but without the "heeyyeaahahahyeaH" part it would be doper lol.

Nasal, that's the fucking word. Everytime I hear her, it's like she's got a sinus problem. That's probably what Chris Brown was trying to fix when he bust up her face.
LOL! ;D
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: INGlewood4Life on September 07, 2009, 02:03:18 AM
I'm bored of it already man Jay-z what happened son  not even close to a classic VENU vs MARS wTF I'm knockin' Mr. Hustle ft snoop way more cant wait for that album Nipsey Hustle DAS DAT SHIT ;D
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: westside159 on September 07, 2009, 05:18:59 AM
after one listen, I can say the album is decent but I probably won't cop it unless it grows on me majorly... great production on some tracks but I just wasn't feeling Jay-Z's flow or even lyrics at times  :-\

my favorite tracks were "What We Talkin' About", "Empire State Of Mind", "A Star Is Born", "Reminder", "So Ambitious", and some others I would include but it was mainly due to the beats and/or feature

IMO American Gangster > this album

damn you got some alright taste in music with those songs , except empire state of mind , didnt like that song ...
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: mrkmaidog on September 08, 2009, 06:42:02 PM
for yall jigga stans that are going to cop it, the TARGET EXCLUSIVE cums with a DVD..........
not bads but kinda weak. rating: 3.5-4 outta 5. bp1>>>>>>>bp2>>>>bp3
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jaydc555 on September 19, 2009, 02:42:09 AM
UGH

Thats how I felt listening to this album

A four out of ten for me.This sounded like Jay-Z trying to make a T.I. album except failing miserably.Anyone else find it ironic that right after death of auto tune run this town plays and its completely obvious that rihannas vocals have been worked on with auto tune?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: K.Dub on September 19, 2009, 03:31:38 AM
Damn I love that Venus vs Mars beat.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Meho on September 19, 2009, 04:13:04 AM
Yeah Timbalands joint sound dated but they still bang. "Reminder" is crazy with a proper system, on some earthquake shit.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: MontrealCity's Most on September 19, 2009, 12:20:37 PM
Hook up??

ALl i got right now its a thrash very trash hoook up
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: T-Dogg on September 19, 2009, 12:48:52 PM
I'm feelin' it. Well worth the money in my opinion.

Could've done without "Thank You" though. That shit be boring.

But "Empire State of Mind" is freeeeesh... That joint right there is a gem.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: rhythmalism on September 19, 2009, 05:40:31 PM
Damn i was sleeping on "Reminder". track is bangin
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 19, 2009, 05:47:56 PM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: K.Dub on September 19, 2009, 06:34:27 PM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves

So I really don't like that track? Am I lying to myself?
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Detox Iz Not Active on September 19, 2009, 06:42:32 PM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves

So I really don't like that track? Am I lying to myself?


yes, you have been easily manipulated by timbo's media hype and the expectation that all jay/timbo joints are hot.  In reality though, timbo gave Jay his most boring and safest beats he has produced in years.  They were most likely leftovers

Jay on the other hand brought his usual shallow, self loving, routine lyrics to each of the beats
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: K.Dub on September 19, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves

So I really don't like that track? Am I lying to myself?


yes, you have been easily manipulated by timbo's media hype and the expectation that all jay/timbo joints are hot.  In reality though, timbo gave Jay his most boring and safest beats he has produced in years.  They were most likely leftovers

Jay on the other hand brought his usual shallow, self loving, routine lyrics to each of the beats
Moron, if the beat's hot, it's hot.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jaydc555 on September 19, 2009, 11:20:25 PM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves

So I really don't like that track? Am I lying to myself?


yes, you have been easily manipulated by timbo's media hype and the expectation that all jay/timbo joints are hot.  In reality though, timbo gave Jay his most boring and safest beats he has produced in years.  They were most likely leftovers

Jay on the other hand brought his usual shallow, self loving, routine lyrics to each of the beats
Yeah not like Snoop whos known for his deep,heart wrenching songs.Or his knack for taking chances by using whatever producer is most popular at the moment.Hes a real risk taker that guy!
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 20, 2009, 02:44:42 AM
Damn I love that Venus vs Mars beat.

+1
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: eNgIeS on September 20, 2009, 02:46:22 AM
timbo is garbage on this album, anyone saying those tracks are nice are lying to themselves

So I really don't like that track? Am I lying to myself?

+1

I like Off That & Venus vs. Mars. Thats my opinion

I can respect if someone else doesnt like it but dont try and tell people that they're wrong just cause they have different tastes than you. Incredibly immature. I hate these elitest's who think there taste is the only right one. Music is subjective another persons trash is someone elses treasure
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: virtuoso on September 20, 2009, 07:53:26 AM

For me personally this is so damn lacklustre and boring, a handful of songs I will be playing along but that's it.
Title: Blueprint 3 is so damn average
Post by: virtuoso on September 27, 2009, 07:20:43 AM
I am a big Jay-Z fan but unlike some on here I thought American Gangster was fairly lacklustre and so I was really hoping this would be a good album. However after the first listen, I wasn't really feeling much and read the responses saying people would hail this album after a week, but here is the thing, there are five pretty good songs on here Empire State Of Mind, DOA, Young Forever, Run This Town, A Star Is Born.

Songs like Ambitous, Reminder, Hate are so damn underwhelming, in fact the majority of the album in my opinion is just damn boring.

Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: sav on September 27, 2009, 09:49:41 AM
What's the problem with "So ambitious", it's such a banger.  8)
Title: Re: Blueprint 3 is so damn average
Post by: Jaydc555 on September 27, 2009, 10:27:55 AM
I am a big Jay-Z fan but unlike some on here I thought American Gangster was fairly lacklustre and so I was really hoping this would be a good album. However after the first listen, I wasn't really feeling much and read the responses saying people would hail this album after a week, but here is the thing, there are five pretty good songs on here Empire State Of Mind, DOA, Young Forever, Run This Town, A Star Is Born.

Songs like Ambitous, Reminder, Hate are so damn underwhelming, in fact the majority of the album in my opinion is just damn boring.



Agreed.But the thing is even the so clalled good songs you listed dont hold a candle to jay zs best songs.Empire state of mind is being extremely overrated
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: virtuoso on September 27, 2009, 10:56:40 AM

Agreed with that also
Title: Re: Blueprint 3 is so damn average
Post by: D-Nice on September 27, 2009, 10:59:41 AM
I am a big Jay-Z fan but unlike some on here I thought American Gangster was fairly lacklustre and so I was really hoping this would be a good album. However after the first listen, I wasn't really feeling much and read the responses saying people would hail this album after a week, but here is the thing, there are five pretty good songs on here Empire State Of Mind, DOA, Young Forever, Run This Town, A Star Is Born.

Songs like Ambitous, Reminder, Hate are so damn underwhelming, in fact the majority of the album in my opinion is just damn boring.



Agreed.But the thing is even the so clalled good songs you listed dont hold a candle to jay zs best songs.Empire state of mind is being extremely overrated

Yeah that track is hella overrated
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: rhythmalism on September 27, 2009, 10:50:01 PM
OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on September 27, 2009, 10:52:07 PM
I listened to the album a little more this week and more of it has grown on me... I dig almost all of it now basically except for "Thank You", "Venus VS Mars", "Hate"... a few other tracks I could fuck with for certain things

OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3

OB4CL = album of the year (so far)  8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: rhythmalism on September 27, 2009, 11:03:42 PM
I listened to the album a little more this week and more of it has grown on me... I dig almost all of it now basically except for "Thank You", "Venus VS Mars", "Hate"... a few other tracks I could fuck with for certain things

OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3

OB4CL = album of the year (so far)  8)

I think overall OB4CL2 is a better album. Better sequencing and it flows front to back just like the 1st one. Blueprint3 is pretty good with standout tracks but as an album, Rae's effort was better. IMO
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on September 27, 2009, 11:05:55 PM
I listened to the album a little more this week and more of it has grown on me... I dig almost all of it now basically except for "Thank You", "Venus VS Mars", "Hate"... a few other tracks I could fuck with for certain things

OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3

OB4CL = album of the year (so far)  8)

I think overall OB4CL2 is a better album. Better sequencing and it flows front to back just like the 1st one. Blueprint3 is pretty good with standout tracks but as an album, Rae's effort was better. IMO

agree 100%
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: dubsmith_nz on September 28, 2009, 06:24:11 PM
I listened to the album a little more this week and more of it has grown on me... I dig almost all of it now basically except for "Thank You", "Venus VS Mars", "Hate"... a few other tracks I could fuck with for certain things

OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3

OB4CL = album of the year (so far)  8)

I think overall OB4CL2 is a better album. Better sequencing and it flows front to back just like the 1st one. Blueprint3 is pretty good with standout tracks but as an album, Rae's effort was better. IMO

agree 100%

Co-Sign, Cuban Linx is on some next shit
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: rhythmalism on September 28, 2009, 09:36:49 PM
I listened to the album a little more this week and more of it has grown on me... I dig almost all of it now basically except for "Thank You", "Venus VS Mars", "Hate"... a few other tracks I could fuck with for certain things

OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Blueprint3

OB4CL = album of the year (so far)  8)

I think overall OB4CL2 is a better album. Better sequencing and it flows front to back just like the 1st one. Blueprint3 is pretty good with standout tracks but as an album, Rae's effort was better. IMO

agree 100%

Co-Sign, Cuban Linx is on some next shit

Best Wu-Tang album out since Fishscale IMO
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Lunatic on September 28, 2009, 09:38:26 PM
This album grows with each listen
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Action! on September 28, 2009, 09:53:36 PM
Blueprint 3 is dope.

I don't see why you compare the two.  Raekwon just rehashed his greatest solo effort (both of which are dope) while Jay-Z, arguably, continues to reinvent himself.  If Jay pulled a Raekown and remade Reasonable Doubt people would criticize him. 

In addition  to this Rae's effort was a story telling piece while Jay's didn't attempt that (American Gangster did).

I enjoy both releases just think the comparisons are weak.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Jaydc555 on September 28, 2009, 10:39:28 PM
This album grows with each listen

Yeah it grows into a bigger pile of shit every time I listen.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Portugoal on September 28, 2009, 10:42:08 PM
Let me add my to cents:
I skimmed through this piece of shit once and then trashed it in my computer's recycle bin.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: virtuoso on September 29, 2009, 07:25:26 AM

Lol, i'll keep those 5 songs mentioned and ditch the rest. This is going to fade from memory so quickly (for me anyway)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Paul on September 29, 2009, 07:29:20 AM
Blueprint 3 is dope.

I don't see why you compare the two.  Raekwon just rehashed his greatest solo effort (both of which are dope) while Jay-Z, arguably, continues to reinvent himself.  If Jay pulled a Raekown and remade Reasonable Doubt people would criticize him. 

In addition  to this Rae's effort was a story telling piece while Jay's didn't attempt that (American Gangster did).

I enjoy both releases just think the comparisons are weak.

I think its more the fact that they came out around the same time, and they are both popular artists from New York

Even so thats what people do nowadays is compare, no1 can really just enjoy an album for what it is
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Blood$ on October 05, 2009, 08:05:51 PM
I can't even front, many tracks have grown so much more on me after 2 listens today

solid 4/5 tracks for me as of now: "What We Talkin' About", "Empire State of Mind", "Real As It Gets", "On To The Next One", "A Star Is Born", "Already Home", "Reminder", "So Ambitious", "Young Forever"

I still don't fuck with "Hate", "Venus VS Mars" and "Thank You" have dope beats but Jay didn't bring his A game, and the singles are straight but overplayed now, but that's because they were singles  8)
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: virtuoso on October 06, 2009, 08:12:45 AM

It sounds like Kingdom Come Part 2, American Gangster was a lot better than this and even that to me was lacking. I just feel like he is a pale shadow of his former self and ever since The Black Album it's been downhill.
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: Cali Climate on October 06, 2009, 08:22:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/YdDMrncAy4U
Title: Re: Official Jay-Z "Blueprint 3" discussion thread
Post by: OchoCinco on October 06, 2009, 09:41:34 AM
the best part of this album is the hook by Alicia Keys.