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Blueprint

23 Dec. 2002 | Format: MP3

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Sept. 2001
  • Release Date: 23 Dec. 2002
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 1:03:49
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  • ASIN: B001KWMZTG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. C. Sandys on 19 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have been considering Jay-Z's collection of albums, and I have come to the conclusion that the Blueprint is the best, it is awesome. The album starts with 'The Rulers Back' a very uplifting track, one of those tracks were you think 'Hm i'll listen to the opening track' and you end up listening to the whole album. The follow up (and Nas diss) of 'Takeover' is admittedly not as good as the response track of 'Ether', nonetheless Kanye's production shines on this track (and throughout) with the doors sample being very effective. Next you have 3 singles 'Izzo', 'Girls, Girls, Girls' and 'Jigga that Nigga', the latter being one of the best tracks on the album. This track and 'Izzo' are brilliantly energetic and happy songs, Jay's verses in the first verse of 'Jigga...' being a perticular eye opener. The middle chunk of the album just spits out verse after verse after verse, Kanye impressing again on 'Heart Of The City'. The last two tracks are definitely the best on the album, Eminem's appearance on 'Renegade' simply sensational, probably one of the best songs rap has ever seen. The last song 'Bluprint (Momma Loves Me)' is in three parts, the first being slow and slightly emotional about Jay's upbringing. The second part you can't help but feel that Jay is being extremely arrogant at the beginning, but then again he has everyone right to. This part is equally as amazing as 'Renegade'. The last part more or less another version of 'Girls...'. All in all, brillIant
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By some_gibroni@hotmail.com on 20 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
this album is just pure jay-z with catchy tunes and smooth flows, jay proves that he is indeed on top of the rap game at the moment. tunes such as girls, girls, girls and aint no love in the heart of the city satnd out aswell as the popular h 2 da izzo. i reccomend that evrey hip hop lover buys this album just to experience the pure genius of hova as he calls himself
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
After reading reviews and comments on U.S.A forums i was really excited about the realease of this album, and i was not dissapointed! For this album Jay drops his Roc-A-Fella rap team and his usual commercial super-producers and instead goes solo for all but 1 track and uses BINK, Kanye West and Just Blaze for production (He does 1 track with TIMBO.) This has def. worked for him, the beats are full of emotional samples and the lyrics are very personal! Forget Bling Bling! Here is my track breakdown : 1: The Rulers Back-This is sort of the intro to the album my least fave. 2:Takeover- One of the best songs, Jay's diss to Mobb Deep and Nas great sample of a classic rock song by 'The Doors' also hot production by Kanye West. 3:IZZO (H.O.V.A)- The 1st single nice hip pop style song. 4:Girls,Girls,Girls- A good track about all of Jigga's Ladies nice sample and good production by Just Blaze (Hooks sung by Q-Tip, Slick Rick and Biz Markie) 5: Jigga that N***a- Hot club joint with production by TM. 6: U don't Know-One of the best sample uses iv'e ever heard and a hot track. 7:Hola Hovito- One of the other commercial tracks with great production by Timbaland, cool lyrics and great hook. 8:Heart of the city (Ain;t No love)- Great production by Kanye West incorperating a great sample of a bobby BLUE bland song (One of my faves on the cd). 9: Never Change- Yet another hot sample and great lyrics and hot production by Kanye West. 10: Song Cry- A personal song about an ex girl of Jay's nice song! 11: All I need- Good production by Bink and nice lyrics and flow. 11:Renegade Feat. Eminem- Probly the best track on the album great flow by Em and Jay and eerie production by eminem. 12: BluePrint(Momma Loves Me) Nice slow song representing Jay's life story!Read more ›
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Format: Audio CD
Jigga continues to outdo himself, this album got it all. J goes everywhere we have come to expect on this impressive new cut, his witty bled of humour, sex , reality and understanding of street culture shine through. I do not believe J has ever made a bad SOLO album (the less said about the best of both worlds the better!) The album targets on all aspects of culture, the champagne swilling rapper knows how to churn out the hits. Girls Girls Girls is slightly corny but it is made up for, the takeover puts NAS in his place and in my opinion shows jay is still the king of NY, although the decision is yours to be the judge. The takeover does give NAS some credit and pays respect to illmatic, but does claim nasty nas has fallen off with some rather humorous jabs at nas, including him being a ballerina. The ongoing beef does thankfully not take up much of the album there are still great lines that you will never forget. Jays view of life and the player lifestyle he portrays to live will leave any man envious. Jay truly is the king. The man demands and deserves respect.
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By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I dont normally go for this kinda stuff. I'm into the independent/underground Hip Hop scene and have despised Jay Z and the like for a long time. This album has kinda changed my mind...
Although you still get the tired money, women and jiggy criminal references, it does make an entertaining listen. It is almost like a satire of Jiggy pop-rap, and Jay's voice perfectly suits the cliched images he 'conjures' up.
What does stand out though is the music, some of which is superb. Being as rich a lad as he is, he can afford the extended samples, and this is what makes most of the tracks stand out.
Saying that, there one or two dire tracks (as expected) one featuring Mr Eminem...oh dear. On the whole, the albums good, but not perfect. For perfect see the Smut Peddlers' LP.
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