Jay-Z - The Blueprint (CD)

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Categories
Hip-HopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. R&B
  3. East Coast Rap
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
The Blueprint [PA]
Media
CD
BarCode
731458639626
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Polygram
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
731458639626
Previews

Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".
Spin (1/02, p.76) - Ranked #7 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...Dig the planet's most charismatic egoist flowing like Cristal....Punk record of the year? Fo'sheazy!"
Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, p.72) - "...Jay spits his outlaw boasts and pimp-slap toasts with the same cooly obstreperous flow that's always gilded his thug-life cliches..." - Rating: B-
Q (12/02, p.67) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."
Q (11/01, pp.122-3) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...Drenched in slinky, '70s soul samples this time round, the hooks, and inevitably the hits, just keep on coming."
Uncut (12/01, p.108) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The sonics here are relentlessly ear-catching. Almost every tune sounds like a hit..."
The Wire (1/02, p.40) - Ranked #12 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".
Vibe (1/02, p.74) - Rated as Vibe's "Best Album" of the year, 2001.
Vibe (11/01, pp.145-6) - 5 discs out of 5 - "...Like a bookend [to his forst album 1996's REASONABLE DOUBT], or the second key on a double-bolt lock. Only better...he is our cleanest poet, rethinking space..."
NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #4 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".
NME (Magazine) (10/6/01, p.41) - 8 out of 10 - "...Eloquently maps out life's foundations: laughter, tears, joy and pain, and marks the Jigga as the complete rapper..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Ruler's Back, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Takeover
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Izzo (h.o.v.a)
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Girls, Girls, Girls
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Jigga That N***a
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] U Don't Know
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Hola Hovito
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Heart Of The City (ain't No Love)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Never Change
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Song Cry
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] All I Need
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Renegade - (featuring Eminem)
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Blueprint (momma Loves Me)
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Ruler's Back, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Takeover
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Girls, Girls, Girls
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Jigga That N***a
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] U Don't Know
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Hola' Hovito
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Never Change
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Song Cry
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] All I Need
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Renegade - (featuring Eminem)
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
Genre
Rap / Hip Hop
Country
South Africa
Notes

Personnel includes: Jay-Z, Eminem, Q-Tip, Slick Rick, Biz Markie (rap vocals); Josey Scott (vocals); Victor Flowers (organ); Bink (programming).
Producers include: Kayne West, Just Blaze, Trackmaster, Timbaland, Bink.
THE BLUEPRINT was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
"Song Cry" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Male Rap Solo Performance.
Personnel: Stephanie Miller, Michele Mills, Josey Scott, Keon Bryce, Q-Tip, Slick Rick, Biz Markie (vocals); Victor Flowers (organ); DJ Head (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Jason Goldstein; Doug Wilson; Eminem; Jimmy Douglas; Richard Huredia.
Recording information: Baseline Studios, New York, NY; Manhattan Center, New York, NY.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
It's official. With his fifth album, aptly titled THE BLUEPRINT, Jay-Z has crowned himself the king of rap music. Laying a foundation for other MC's to follow, Jay Hova presents a lyrical masterpiece. And to make matters worse (for the competition, that is), he does so over a selection of the tightest beats (Jus Blaze, Timbaland) to come by hip-hop since fellow Brooklyn-ite Notorious B.I.G. changed the game. Jay-Z sets it off with a clear and concise statement of his purpose, "The Ruler's Back." From then on, each track dares rappers who tried to test his skills to answer back this time. There's also the cleverly worded (sort of a) love song "Girls, Girls, Girls," where Jay calls out every type of woman in the book. He limits the guest appearances to just one when he collaborates with Eminem for "Renegade." As always, classic material proves why Jay-Z retains his iconic status in the hip-hop world.

Date Released
2001-09-21
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Jay-Z
Artists
  1. Jay-Z
Duration
63m 50s
Engineer
Jimmy Douglas

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