In 2013, Jay-Z released his 12th solo album, Magna Carta…Holy Grail. It had been four years since his previous solo release. Naturally, most of your big time Jay-Z fans were excited. You were even more excited if you were a Samsung customer due to it’s availability for free download via the Jay-Z Magna Carta app.
Despite longtime producer Just Blaze being absent, Jigga reconnected with other longtime producers such as Pharell Williams and Timbaland. Which the latter handled majority of the production.
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Magna Carta…Holy Grail produced hits such as “Holy Grail,” “Tom Ford,” “Part II (On the Run),” and “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” It topped all the major charts, yet this album didn’t put you in a Reasonable Doubt—The Blueprint—The Black Album type of zone. Not to say I didn’t like it, but I actually got a Kingdom Come feeling from this.
It’s obvious that Jigga can’t talked about the same things he did on his first few albums. However, he can’t be too extravagant with the raps that he lose touch with his fans as he did in Kingdom Come.
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Looking back on this album; what’s your thoughts on it? #TBT
Jay-Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail A Classic or Nah?
[Polls Are Closed!!]
It’s dope, but not a classic. 50%
It was wack. 50%
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