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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2005, 04:37:46 AM »
def the most overrated figure in hiphop atm. he's just good at choosing producers/beats. but not a uber-mc.

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2005, 06:56:51 AM »
MTV Unplugged album is great.
BOBW is dope too.
Reasonable Doubt i probably my fav Jigga album though.
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2005, 07:41:27 AM »
Jigga>your favourite rapper


Jay could go track 4 track with any artist you can name....hes got witty wordplay...immaculate flow an jus plain cockiness....i mean when he started out the guy could not get signed..ANYWHERE....him an dame hustled dey way into the industry an built one of the biggest hip hop labels in history..dropped nine albums...always in the chart without losing the streets....even losing to nas didnt hurt him....
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2005, 08:04:29 AM »
Jigga>your favourite rapper
well G Rap is my favorite rapper and on his worst day he would shit on Jay easily.
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2005, 09:15:39 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I like most of the stuff I've heard from the guy(got about 4-5 of his albums), but over time I've read or heard people mention him as a big trend setter and stuff along those lines but haven't really seen it myself. I realise he's much bigger over there than here(Australia) so you guys would be exposed to him a lot more. Also another thing is the praise he gets for his flow, but to me he sounds like he's off beat/key on some tracks? is it because his flow is fairly originally that he gets the praise he does for it?

Well, you see why they made him president of Def Jam right?  Because he's the greatest marketing genius in hip-hop history.  Jay-Z was never anything more than an average rapper with no personality, and because of his marketing savvy, he's fooled people into believing that he's some kind of legend.
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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2005, 10:38:25 AM »
Jay-Z was never anything more than an average rapper with no personality.

Oh man,i remember when he went on the Howard Stern show,he didn't want to talk about annything,it was the worst interview in the history of the show,He din't want to talk about beyonce,what a fag,the interview didn't even aired on the E! show.
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2005, 11:41:33 AM »
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ou know, the west keeps me gangsta, the bay puts me in a real pimpish mood

I thought the bay was in reference to the San Francisco bay area, in the west...

wait a minute....was everybody here listening to smash mouth back in the early nineties and didnt really catch on to hip hop till later? yall are some uneducated muthafuckas.

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2005, 05:23:02 PM »
Jay-Z was never anything more than an average rapper with no personality.

Oh man,i remember when he went on the Howard Stern show,he didn't want to talk about annything,it was the worst interview in the history of the show,He din't want to talk about beyonce,what a fag,the interview didn't even aired on the E! show.

jay-z no personality ? he has the most charisma in the game... and how can you blame him for not talkin about his personal life ?
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2005, 05:58:15 PM »
jay z is dope as shit, for 1, yes,he has a great ear for music, unlike nas, his lyrics are dope, not amazing, got good lines, but his flow is dope, he can go with just about any beat
are you people that dumb and slow...lol...
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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2005, 06:16:27 PM »
I personally dont see the big deal with him either. I have three of his albums (Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint, Black Album), and while he's good for a listen here and there, he doesnt do much for me overall. Definatly one of the most overrated mc's ever IMO.
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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2005, 08:05:23 PM »
In some aspects he's overrated, but on the whole, he's one of the most well rounded rappers in history. Charisma, flow, lyrical talent...he's got everything, just that at times he comes off as lyrically lazy. Reasonable Doubt is a hip hop classic. His last record is one of the best releases in the last several years, imo. Plus, he wrote 'Still D.R.E.' Dude deserves his props.
 

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Re: What's the big deal about Jay-Z?
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2005, 12:59:25 AM »
Jay Z is more then just a rapper, had the vision to found Roca-Fella-Records and also Roca-Fella clothes line, this way even if the muzik industry changes dramatically and he loses his edge in the rap world he'll still have a cool multi-million coming in every year. Respect to him. + back in the day he was a dope rapper no one can deny that, cleaver with words and phrazes. Jigga Man. ohhh and his got one of the best lookin women in the world on his shoulder!!