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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z shows his talent, 12 Dec 2003
This is undoubtably one of the best hip hop albums to come out in the last few years. Arguably Jay-Z's most balanced album containing songs that talk about a variety of issues. This album shows a visible change from previous albums with a more instrumental feel added to the production that enhances the soulful feel of the album. There are many highlights including 'Renegade' and Takeover' where Nas and Mobb Deep(who never came back from it!) are met with scathing criticism. Kanye West and Just Blaze add tight,thoughful production and this is evident on more introspective tracks such as 'Song Cry' and 'Never Change'. I recommend this to anyone who is critical of Jay-Z because it changed my… Read more