Jay-Z Official Thread/Appreciation Thread - King of Hip Hop

Sep 17, 2010 @ 08:44

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Sep 17, 2010 @ 12:13
just to keep it 100, it is the white suburban community that is responsible for most record sales, and it is the white suburban community that comes out and supports eminem full force when he drops an album.

I think if we were to somehow exclude that demographic, Jay would easily outsell eminem amongst the core of hip-hop fans. not the commercial core (white suburban), but the cultural core.

imo, while the cultural core of hip-hop recognize em's talent as an emcee, they really don't f with his music that much, especially as of late. The majority of them (imo anyway) don't vibe with him when he starts rapping about crazy ish, or with the accent, or when he makes parody songs(I personally hate those).

that being said. I respect Em. I think hes one of the best to ever do it. I think Em would beat Jay in a battle. em is a battle rapper.

but Em's catalog of music doesn't come anywhere close to Jay's in terms of quality.Nobodys does. Jay simply has a lot more good songs than eminem, and a lot more classic material, so many classic verses.

if by King of Hip-Hop we are talking straight lyrics, I think Em is a legitimate contender. But if we are talking about overall, in terms on influence, respect, catalog, longevity, i think most of the core of hip-hop would have about 5 names (dead or alive) in their head before they thought of em.


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Sep 17, 2010 @ 12:40
jay-z is the king.... of consistency thats about it, alot of yall falling for that forbes hype
if em was a big corporate whore like jay and had a dame dash type to leech game off hed be the king unfortunately the øøøøø was drugged up and his friend got shot dead lol.. fuck all that suburban kids only his records shit everyone was on ems jock around mmlp and eminem show dont front like u didnt cop those albums
Sep 17, 2010 @ 12:49
Over 8,000 plays on my last.fm page, who's fronting? not me.

This is not about money because if it was then I would have mentioned P. Diddy...

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Sep 29, 2010 @ 01:32
bump - just cuz hes the king.

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Oct 03, 2010 @ 12:49
For those wondering what that artwork posted by Jay-Z on his site was, it's a book by Jay set to release this November 16.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Featuring an image of Andy Warhol&#8217;s Rorschach on the cover, the beautifully designed, fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from JAY-Z&#8217;s extensive catalog. By telling the stories behind some of Jay-Z&#8217;s most famous and provocative lyrics, Decoded offers an intimate, first-hand account of an artist, his work, and the culture that so powerfully shaped him.


11 - for the #1 albums
16 - for the number of albums released
10 - for the number of Grammys won


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Oct 21, 2010 @ 13:24

Doin this thing on http://bing.decodejay-z.com/ got the clues for page 150-151 right but not gettin' anywhere. Shits dope tho smokeyface
Oct 21, 2010 @ 13:26
How does that work? I'm too lazy to update silverlight or w/e it's called

Thanks for sharing.

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Oct 21, 2010 @ 13:30

In his first book, DECODED, pop culture icon JAY-Z describes the hidden meanings behind some of his most provocative songs and provides a highly personal narrative of the culture that so powerfully shaped his life and art. But some stories are bigger than the printed page. Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, is launching a multi-platform search experience and interactive game to help people decode JAY-Z

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Oct 21, 2010 @ 13:32
Its split up in every double page you gotta answer one clue to get to know like the districts or area that pages located in and if answer the 2nd clue right it gives you the exact street or some shit. shits easy jus gotta google... smokeyface

Edit: The fuck, you gotta go to the streets to claim that fcukin page and like all pages are in nyc. Me mad...
Nov 04, 2010 @ 10:59

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Nov 18, 2010 @ 21:40
"All Our Base Belong To Us"... Mr Tedford and Mr. Carter.
Nov 30, 2010 @ 19:18
Jay-Z Lands Deal To Bring 40/40 Clubs to Airports
(AllHipHop News)
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hip-Hop star Jay-Z is expanding his business empire with a new deal that will bring his popular 40/40 Club to select airports across the United States.

The rap mogul and his partners Juan and Desiree Perez have struck a deal with Delaware North Companies, one of the world's leading and hospitality service providers.

Additionally, Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars.

"The 40/40 Club is all about creating first-class experiences for guests who want to relax and watch their favorite games," said Desiree Perez. "We want to see our club grow, and to bring those experiences to travelers. A partnership with Delaware North will do just that."

The new deal could bring Jay-Z's 40/40 Club into up 20 major U.S. airports, where Delaware North Companies operate dozens of national and regional brand restaurants.

"We are thrilled to partner with the 40/40 Club, to bring a stylish sports bar and lounge to airports across the country," said Robert Stanton, vice president of business development. "From the personalized, one-of-a-kind jerseys on the wall, to every sports game you can think of on the television screens, the club will bring a new experience that we are sure travelers will welcome."

In related news, AllHipHop.com has learned that Jay-Z's flagship 40/40 Club in Manhattan will close from April to July of 2011 to undergo a complete renovation. The Atlantic City location, which opened in 2005, will remain open.

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Nov 30, 2010 @ 19:26
serious question, no hate, does anyone else think his flow post RD is really overrated?

like it sounds so basic and slow. like he's just talking at some points.
Nov 30, 2010 @ 20:21
i really really cant wait til watch the throne
Dec 01, 2010 @ 10:59
when its all said n done, he's could be top 5
Dec 04, 2010 @ 08:17
Happy bday Mr. Carter

How must it feel to wake up every morning to this:

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Dec 04, 2010 @ 12:08
Happy bday Mr. Carter

How must it feel to wake up every morning to this:


Jay's on that 41 year old swag.
Dec 04, 2010 @ 14:00
reasonable doubt is legit
Dec 10, 2010 @ 08:35
I want this:

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Dec 10, 2010 @ 11:12
what'd everyone think of decoded?

Melo Gang All Day

Dec 13, 2010 @ 14:29
Finally it's complete! smokeyface

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Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:17
gotta cop dat best of both worlds, linkin park, and unplugged lol
Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:43
Lol I'll probably will. I'm heading back to Best Buy tomorrow to buy myself and my dad an iPod and picking up the Beatles box set so I might just pick them shits up smokeyface

I also need the "Streets is Watching" soundtrack.

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Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:13
im pretty sure you are but im assuming you gonna cop watch the throne?
Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:18
yeah when it drops smokeyface

Hopefully that doesn't slows down Jay-Z for an album in 9/11/11

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Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:24
i doubt it considering jay didnt even drop an album this year he's been workin on shit no doubt and by 11/11 he'll prolly have like 2 albums done let alone 1 and a collabroative one
Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:26
I wonder if he's going to do anything special for that date since it's the date that the BP dropped and it's going to be 10 years.

You know what I noticed? Jay-Z doesn't has a live album. He needs to drop one. Dude kills live performances specially with his live band.

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Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:39
unplugged dude

EDIT: but i want one with tony royster jr killing show me what you got
Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:43
lol shit I forgot about that.

but yeah he needs a recent one.

fuck it yo he should collab with the homeboy John Mayer smokeyface

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