in fact i think Jays current position is not due to risk taking or innovation but waiting his competition out.
> you got to wait out competition sometimes or you’ll fail.
my pops would tell the greeks in the pizza shop next door to ask their customers if they parked on his lot or my pops lot before they entered. they had volume. best pizza in south prov. so lunch time…they would get the downtown rush. they didn’t have our expansive parking lot tho.
then…my pops started slashing tires & have my uncles post up in front the restaurant like, nah…yeen investigating what happened to ya car in here…go ask sabets what happened.
sabets couldn’t wait my pops out. by the time he got beef ribs in the restaurant…
TDE gotta nice roster of eclectic M.C.’s….I aint mad at ’em, they remind me of a west coast version of LOUD records…..Thought Action Bronson was signing w/ them…???….That new Q, MOSHPIT, been on repeat……
Blueprint 2 ? Kanye doesn’t count coz he was still a producer back then
Black album ?
Magna carta ?
i just don’t see it
^ what did any of these albums do in the way of pushing the culture forward. Arent they all safe albums, whats innovative about any of them?
cyphers original argument is Jay’s leadership, or lack thereof.
Nas…..That’s who….???? That nigga Jay BEEN enthralled by Nas’ whole style…..It’s the ONLY reason he still rap….The day Nas puts down the mic….is the day Jay Z questions his entire existence…..Illmatic inspired reasonable doubt….It Was Written inspired In My Lifetime Vol 1-3……He been a student of the Nasir Jones school of rhyming….He on the honor roll….Jay heard Life Is Good and wanted to make his own version paying homage to his idol…..Nas……Nas shoulda got an executive producer credit on Magna Carta Holy Grail….I hear Nas’ DNA all thru that album….Nas, nigga…..Jay been a F.A.N.