The Black Album
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The Black Album

11 Feb 2014

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Song Title
Interlude [Explicit]
December 4th (Album Version (Explicit))
What More Can I Say (Album Version (Explicit))
Encore (Album Version (Explicit))
Change Clothes (Album Version (Explicit))
Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Album Version (Explicit))
Threat (Album Version (Explicit))
Moment Of Clarity (Album Version (Explicit))
99 Problems (Album Version (Explicit))
Public Service Announcement (Interlude) (Album Version (Explicit))
Justify My Thug (Album Version (Explicit))
Lucifer (Album Version (Explicit))
Allure (Album Version (Explicit))
My 1st Song (Album Version (Explicit))

Product details

  • Label: Mercury Records Limited
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 55:31
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  • ASIN: B001KNTZ1Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,174 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius. 18 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Well, What can I say Jay-Z's best, produced briliantly whatever anyone might say. Lyrically sound. Pure Genius. The first track '4th December', is produced by Just Blaze and is an instantly enjoyable track. It reminsceses of Jay-Z's whole career, featuring his mother as well! Secondly, 'What More Can I Say' produced by The Buchannans, this track is one of the one of the weaker tracks, although, incredible catchy, with the sample of Russell Crowe from 'Gladiator' at the start of the song. Thirdly, we have 'Encore', a brilliant track, which is produced by Kayne West. It speaks of how this album 'The Black Album' is his last album and he will not be coming back even if there is a 'Encore'. Fourthly, we have 'Change Clothes & Go', produced by the legendary Neptunes, typical catchy Neptunes, song, its the first single off the album, and is more suited to the charts than many of the other tracks. Next we have the amazing Timbaland produced 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder', this is certainly a grower, at first listen, it seems rather poor, but as you listen to it more it is just sheer brilliance. The ending of the track is a real highlight. Now, this is the best track on the album in my opinion, called 'Threat' produced by a little known producer called 9th Wonder from the hip-hop group 'Little Brother'. This track is how every Jay-Z song should sound, heartfelt lyrics, the way Jay-Z relates his lyrics to the modern day is brillaint, he refers to David Blaine, 'I put the man in the box like David Blaine and let the audience watch'. Then, about Frank Sinatra, 'I Sinatra I god damn shot ya!.. I'm from the rap pack'.
The nest track is 'Moment Of Clarity', produced by Eminem, who whatever anyone thinks, is really making a name for himself as a producer working with the likes of Jay-Z, 50 Cent & G-Unit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars out with one huge explosion of black 10 Feb 2004
By -kiki-
Format:Audio CD
Considering this is his last ever album (but I hope it isn't) it's a damn good effort! Not only that but he definately knows how to work people. His collaborations have seemed to reach a whole new level, I've always thought that jayz had something that no other hiphop artist had and this final album is the epitome of retro style urban music and to be honest it is clearly deserving of a whole new genre of its own. To pick a favourite track of this cd would almost be impossible, when I started to think of which one it would be I started with lucifer; with it's wicked mix and blend of classic Jayz hooks and the melodic background set the tune off but then I was inclined to think no beacuse almost all of the tracks have something of their own that sets this album apart from all the rest. Being as it is his last, everyone knew Jayz would come out with something different and this album really reflects his character and shows the way he has branched out from being a young starting rapper into a fully fledged entrepreneur of the hiphop world. You really do have to listen to this album on repeat, no jokes. Even the title of the album gives it that extra edge 'black'...the colour thats always here nothing can ever replace black. Take for example in fashion world where he has also been devloping, every colour has had it's turn at being the 'new' black but nothing ever beats it: its a classic and so is this cd. And Jayz one thing to say, seriously, can we get an Encore?!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Jigga 21 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Well this has been my most anticipated album of the year, i caught Jay in concert in January and he was amazing so i couldnt wait for this to drop.
Not dissapointed at all, a quality album from start to finish, im not too keen on Change Clothes but its still a pretty good song, Moment of Clarity is probably the standout track for me i just really love the beat to it.
If you are not a Jay fan i doubt you will change your mind after hearing this however anyone who is a fan of Jay must have this album no questions about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good as blueprint? 1 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
hova hova hova. jay z proves with this album that he deserves to be up there with pac and biggie. there is something for everyone on this album pertaining to production from the 'simple' beats of eminem to the samples of my boy kanye west, its a great album for production alone. my favourite track is "december 4" only the jigga man can put his mum on a track and make it hot. the album is a journey through jays thoughts and this album takes you to many different places. this album is not as good as blueprint but its not that far away, id recommend this album to anyone who likes hip hop, at the end of this album what you are left with is sadness that this is jays last album but he has unquestioably changed the game, long live sean carter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sick 21 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Albums sick, working with people like 9th Wonder was a masterstroke from jigga, but it ain't gettin 5 stars. His best album is still Reasonable Doubt - for the guy earlier who mentioned In My Lifetime vol 3 as if that was his previous best then you need to get up on Jigga cos that album really is run of the mill business. This album isn't in the league of Reasonable Doubt so only the 4 stars. Quality stuff though, someone had to produce some quality from the Roc since State Prop's Chain Gang was wack, Freeways was disappointing and Beans is in trouble. Jigga does just that - check the album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Dope!
Classic album and I must have for all fans. By far one the best album by this artist! Get it!
Published 12 months ago by Bruno Carlos Barbalho
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant suprise!!!!
I generally associate Jay Z with albums that consist of a few good beats, average lyrically skills about selling crack and expensive producers. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT GOOD
Ok, jay z is one of my favourtie rappers and im sure if the rest of you are, we all know how capable jigga is when it comes to rhyming. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2004 by "maximus_silver"
4.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z - The Black Album
So its Jay-Z's last album, what a sad day in Hip-Hop. I've got them all and one things for sure, it would take something very special to top them all and go out with a huge... Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2004 by "matty25"
5.0 out of 5 stars Hova's Final Bow
On 24th of Septemper 2003, Sean Carter announced he was retiring from the rap industry. 'The Black Album' was to be his last. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2004 by B. Church
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Way To Go
Jay has been one of the greatest mc s of all time and this is a perfect way for jigga to sign off. The album starts off the way it carries on absolutely slammin. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2004 by "thebigneptizzle"
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely gore ridden
Interlude starts out with a massive bass solo and then the destruction begins.
This album reminds me of Cattle Decapitation, with Nile undertones. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2004 by Mr. A. Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars out with one huge explosion of black
Considering this is his last ever album (but I hope it isn't) it's a damn good effort! Not only that but he definately knows how to work people. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2004 by -kiki-
5.0 out of 5 stars OUT WITH A BANG!!
Published on 4 Feb 2004 by "1makaveli"
3.0 out of 5 stars CANT TOP REASONABLE DOUBT
well firstly its ok.... just ok. Definetly has to grow on change clothes. But then you get Dirt off your shoulder and you finally hear JAY-Z NOT JHOVA OR JIGGAMAN but... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2004 by "ename_2003"
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