A band-aid on cancer

So I predicted that Jay-Z would sell a few more CDs his first week out than T.I. did back in April, and – lo and behold – I was right. For the sake of everyone else’s self-esteem though, let’s just say that I wasn’t. Are we all feeling that much better? I know I am.

For a minute there, it looked like I was about to be wrong in the sense that I was actually wrong! Early reports from record sales tracking website Hits Daily Double by way of the esteemed AllHipHop had Jay moving Vs. numbers his first week out. What happened?

Presumably the 850,000 figure was a projection based on the first day of sales, i.e. an album that sells X amount of copies its first day in stores can reasonably be expected to sell 850,000 copies. Of course it didn’t, which suggests sales slid quite a bit after that first day.

Could it be that bad word of mouth began to erode potential album sales after the first day or so? Maybe a buncha people ran out and copped it last Tuesday, realized how wack it was, and told all their friends not to bother – just like I tried to do here.

[I know opinion here on the album is somewhat split, but it's worth noting that if you think this is a good album, you really are in the extreme minority. The New York Times, the LA Times, Pitchfork, and Stylus all gave Kingdom Come negative reviews.]

At any rate, it’d be silly to view Kingdom Come’s first week sales as some sort of coup for hip-hop. I mean, it would be one thing if this was capping off a year in which most of the rest of the albums released on Def Jam label did well, but it isn’t.

Think about all the time and resources sunk into Kingdom Come just so it could be the year’s best-selling rap album, if by only 150,000 copies. How much worse would the album have done if Jay had spent that much more time and money promoting the rest of the artists on his label?

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To end things on a more positive note, that Dre-produced Nas and Game track really is the best shit evar. Check it out (in the Bangers section), if you haven’t already.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    1st…

  • 420PURP

    FUCK BOL!!!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    The Ying Yang Twins Have a song on their new album called “Jiggin”…

    Get’em Bol!!!

  • therealwayno

    Jay did not bring it. Period. Listening to the album is like drinking a flat soda.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    But yeah, Jay should of sold more the way he was campaigning for President of The USA…

    But he’ll come off on those overseas sales… He went to MAD RANDOM countries, so those people will copp…

    He’ll wind up sell 1.4-1.7 million domestic, another 2 million Internationally…

    Plus he’s doing ANOTHER tour in Jan/Feb with Nas, Luda, Jeezy, and Ghostface…

    FIIIIIIYYYYAAAAAAHHHHH….

  • chizamp

    blah…album was great…his numbers were great…and he sold 708,000 to be correct

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Dude, you’re really reaching here.

    Jay/Def Jam could’ve done a huge Ghostface’n'Roots’n'Method Man marketing campaign complete with all the exact same shit they did for Jay/himself, and they wouldn’t have combined to sell what Jay did this week, or what Game did last week.

    People just don’t care about those guys outside of the rap-o-sphere. The general public used to care about Mef, but him & Red got replaced by Luda, who got replaced by Lil’ Jon as the preferred Funny Rap Guys by Wiggers everywhere.

    UNO!

  • therealwayno

    that Dre-produced Nas and Game track really is the best shit evar.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The realist shit you ever wrote

  • Freshman_Woes

    Your pretty mad that Jay didn’t fail huh?

  • http://rodneydugue.blogspot.com RD

    Bol, i dont recall the NY Times giving KC a negative review. It was tepid, at worst.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Sonny–Is that tour really happening? Sheeit, if Kanye gets added I just fuck around and get tickets.

    Also, I liked Kingdom Come. It needs more than one listen, but it’s good.

    Beach Chair > Um… Everything else this year (that I’ve heard) that wasn’t on Doctor’s Advocate.

    (that oughta bring transi’s half-retarded ass out of hiding)

  • I_H

    blah…album was great…his numbers were great…and he sold 708,000 to be correct
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    708,000 ?

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Bol, i dont recall the NY Times giving KC a negative review. It was tepid, at worst.

    Metacritic considers the Times review the equivalent of a 5/10, same as the Pitchfork review.

  • I_H

    Beach Chair is good shit

  • content

    Bol lost

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Jay/Def Jam could’ve done a huge Ghostface’n’Roots’n’Method Man marketing campaign complete with all the exact same shit they did for Jay/himself, and they wouldn’t have combined to sell what Jay did this week, or what Game did last week.

    A ha, but would the Jay album have sold any less?

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Which is it, 708,000 or 680,000?

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    He should have promoted Mef the same way

    4:21>Doc Adv.>Kingdom Come>King

    *aint listened to HHNF or BCT yet

  • let the game begin

    ALL I GOTTA SAY IS FUCK BOL HE NEEDS A NEW TOPIC WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE JAY-Z…IAM TIRED OF THIS NIGGA TALKING NEGATIVE SHIT AND NOTHING NEW GET THE FACKOUDAHERE

  • Fernando

    Jeezus Bol, Get of Jay already. We all know the album is so-so by Jay-Z standards, but is it worth 2-3 columns a week???

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Co-Sign Rey,
    Kingdom Come is a “grow on you album”..u really gotta listen to the lyrics cuz he says real syt in almost every verse…

    “i told yall in blueprint that I never change, Its just part of the game”

  • LONZO

    I told ya niggaz the cd was like the blueprint 2.2 and shit…..in a way this is good though, cuz its gonna make 07 Jay step it up.
    After coppin HHNF, it made me realize how much better Clipse would be without all those annoyin Neptunes beats!

  • Fernando

    This is by far one of his most useless posts ever. Until Tommorrow.

    Kelly Tripuka

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    No, but maybe Jay/Def Jam (Def Jay?)knew (as did the rest of the world) that spending that kinda money on those acts would’ve been foolish because they don’t have that crossover (read: young white girls) appeal to be able to sell enough records to recoup or whatever for all that press’n'publicity and shit.

    Jay-Z is a superstar (no “superstar” movie), and as such he had to do all that big deal, headline stuff. He can’t just drop a single, hit the radio/tv/print peeps and then drop a cd. He needs to make people think this is a huge event, not just some old rapper coming out of retirement.

    You dig?

  • content

    You might want to fallback from reportin’
    But you right it’s not important
    So it forced him to go for the hype
    For being brave they applaud him
    Aww baby just ignore him

    Stop using shock value. That shit’s gonna catch up to you one day.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I wonder what Sickamore’s gonna have to say about this. He was talkin’ shit a while back about how “If Jay doesn’t sell more than 500k his first week does he have to admit Tip is the new king”..

    ‘Fuck you at now, Sick?

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    I smell a new Dynasty album in 07 feat:
    Tru-Life
    Normall W.C. (bleek, yung gunz, etc..)
    Peedi “Crack” Peedi
    *and hopefully he signs Uncle Murder-that would be ill*

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Fuck a new dynasty.

    *broken record alert*

    GIVE ME A NEW BUDDEN ALBUM!

    It’s been almost 4 years since his first one dropped!! WTF!!

  • jonjon–23

    Jay Z is too selfish to be over other artists. He could have promoted the other artists on Def Jam a lot better instead of focusing on himself. He shouldn’t have come back.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Stop using shock value.

    The concept of shock is relative.

    Think about all the things I know that would be absolutely shocking to you.

    Blame your parents.

  • I_H

    kingdome come>NEW BUDDEN ALBUM

  • LONZO

    Oh and by the way… 30 is not the new 20 niggaz. Jay cracked me up wit that line.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    kingdome come > NEW BUDDEN ALBUM

  • content

    >The concept of shock is relative.

    Yeah but while staying within your genre (hip hop supposedly) you tend to say things just to spark a reaction. Writing for a reaction is fine and creating one is a sign of a good writer but try to mix it up every now and then by sparking a positive one.

    blame your gym teacher

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    You’re absolutely right, Bol.

    His parents probably hate themselves for not raising their kids to memorize intricate details about The Real World Las Vegas or John Hughes Movies.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Ever’body on here bitch about Jay not promoting are D.U.M.B.

    He’s a president, not a fukin bank dumbasses..if rapper’s budget aint right its usually cuz they spent all there money before the album released or they dont care.

    Jay is promoting his shyt because..its HIS SHYT..and Jayz-0 has always spent his money on his own promotion..ever since “IN MY LIFETIME VIDEO”…watch streets is watching yungings…and step up business minds up

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    jayz-O*–>jay-z

  • LONZO

    Bol do a post on the death of the gheyunit 2moro. That ought 2 be funny. I’m just throwin ideas. Or how come Detox never drops.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Invisible_Hand:

    I can’t even tell if that’s sarcasm. Whatever, man. Gimme new Budden in ’07!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @ Rey, the reason u like “Beach Chair” is bcuz it’s some “emo/heart on my sleave” type record- right up ur alley (pun intended)…

    @ Beli, either buy or download Hell Hath No Fury- either way it’ll be well worth it… the album has quotes for days!

    “…Bitch never cook my coke (Why?), never trust a Hoe with ur child- at u make believe rappers i smile (Ha)…Canal Streeting my style, like internet sharing my files- u Myspace niggaz…So kill the comparison, we’re South Beach sippin on Serraphin… Royalty check nigga i’ve never been, coke money cleaned thru Merril Lynch- accountant just gasps at the smell of it…”

    WOW, niggas ain’t spittin like that!

    But as far as Snoop’s album, can u say Limwire???

    and Uncle Murder sucks!

  • LONZO

    Oh wait this is xxlmag.com and u can’t talk shit about the gheyunit. Your post might get deleted again.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hmm, I am a little Emo..

    Ah well.

  • face mob

    REY YOUR A FAG

    JOE BUDDEN SUCKS COCK FOR ROCK

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Emo Rap I can relate to > Crack rap that I can’t relate to

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Face Mob:

    Actually, it’s “You’re”. That little apostrophe makes it a contraction of the words “you” and “are”. “Your” is possessive.

    Example: YOU’RE probably an asshole because YOUR mom dropped you on the sidewalk when you were young.

    Have a nice day, Asshole!

  • Incilin

    I’m happy that Jay sold that many copies cuz NY needed something (Hell we needed anything) but I’m disappointed (But not surprised) on how wack the Jay album really is. But I don’t think it was ppl telling other people the album was wack. The album had leaked and plenty of wack reviews were written and plenty of ppl downloaded it before it actually came out. I think it’s safe to say general consensus on the Jay album reached prior to its offical release (Like most albums a la Hell Hath No Fury) What’s kinda surprising it that Game couldn’t manage to even go gold in 2 weeks while he claimed he would go plat in 1. And yet his album is so much better than Jays and he had just as much momentum going into it.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    no sarcasm.im really feelin “Beach Chair”.i went and bought HHNF which is awesome, but a classic? dunno…
    starts out great but slows down.
    wtf @ pharrell for that “trill” hook.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    @ Sonny- Hmm..i was gonna cop HHNF but fukin Jive records’ idea of a promo was givin g u a samlple of HHNF wihen u buy HHNF (?)..that just pissed me off so I said fuk it…

    As far as Uncle Murder..i like his swag ande that freestyle Uncle Murder did on that “Back in the Kitchen mixtape”, were he talks about real niggaz gettin shook in jail and not using the phone is mad ill (94′ style)…HERE DAT SHYT MY NIG!..Also that Cannon freestyle wit Luda was nails, he murdered Luda.

  • WILL

    you ppl are funny. why are ya’ll blaming jay for promotion of other artist. lets blame la reid…nah…he doesnt rap! lets blame jay. ll cool j album was soft. jay did not write songs on the album…blame LL for his sales…meth….enough said…get a ghost to help write.

    haters are gonna hate. men lie, women lie…numbers dont. so, its safe to say alot of women did not buy the LL cool j album nor did the stoners with meths album.

    food for thought you fat ass hater!

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    *promo was givin g u a samlple of HHNF = promo was givin u a sample of HHNF

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    *check out what noz said about coppin cd’s first day!
    fuck corporations!

    “we outsmarted the ignoramous”
    -john leguizamo from “freak”

  • debombo

    bol,
    u r a worm, no head n no brains.
    jay is the best thing that happened to rap. i am from ghana( west africa)n have been following jay since 96. that’s how far young goes.
    u r just a hater. u r one of those ones who can’t see a brother move up. rot in hell.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    NO SERIOUSLY, wtf @ pharrell for that “trill” hook.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Bat shit > LL Cool J’s album’s after Mr. Smith

    therefore, since Bat shit > Bol

    LL Cool J’s albums after Mr. Smith = Bol

    its a toss up playboiz

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Ill give Bol a lil credit:

    Bol > Number 1 from Phareal and Kanyeezy

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LL’s “todd Smith” album went gold, just like his “Headsprung” album..

    Funny thing is, he wasn’t bitching about his label when that shit dropped. Did he think that Jay was gonna just press the “platinum” button for his ass? Sheeit, if Jay could do that, Memph Bleek would be doing Boy Band numbers. (oh shut up, you know how I meant that)

    He’s just going off about Jay cuz he’s taking a page out of the Interscope/Aftermath/G-Unit “Beef for promotion” book.

  • bigbrig77

    WELL,I AGREE.I LOVE JAY,BUT THIS WAS NO-WHERE NEAR THE BLACK ALBUM.I THINK THIS COMEBACK WAS LIKE JORDANS FIRST COMEBACK.REMEMBER???WITH THE 45?? HE CAME BACK RIGHT BEFORE THE PLAYOFFS AND LOOKED RUSTY AS SHIT??? THEY GOT ELIMINATED IN THE 2ND ROUND BY THE MAGIC.IN THIS CASE IT WOULD BE HIS ALBUM GETTING BEAT BY “T.I.” AND “THE GAME”.NOT SALES WISE BUT LYRICLY AND STREET WISE.JORDAN MADE $40 MILL FOR THAT SEASON,BUT THAT ISNT WHAT HE CARED ABOUT,HE WANTED TO BE THE BEST AGAIN.AND IT’S THE SAME FOR JAY.HE MIGHT HAVE HAD THE BEST SELLING HIP-HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR BUT DEFENTLEY NOT THE BEST.SO NOW,LIKE JORDAN,HE HAS TOO GO BACK TO THE 23 AND MAKE ANOTHER BLACK OR BLUEPRINT.CAUSE IF HE DOESNT…NAS SOUNDS HUNGRYIER THAN EVER,THE GAME IS THE BEST NEW CAT OUT,AND THE THROWN MAY BE IN TROUBLE.AND BOL…THAT NAS AND GAME SONG WILL BE BUMPING IN ALPINE STEREO’S FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS.THAT SHIT IS A STRAIGHT EAST COAST WEST COAST CLASSIC.THEY DID WHAT PAC AND BIG NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO DO.QUEENS AND COMPTON STAND THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    thank god jay dickriding week is over, now we all can turn on our tv’s and not see a speaking camel on it. jeezy is coming

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I liked Kanye’s verse on Number 1.

    How about:

    Finding a quarter on the ground > Bol > “Batman & Robin”

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    they mention comment section bloggers on the new xxl mag w/ nas cover.

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    Jay put up decent numbers 680 K but not amazing after all that promo

    THIS MAKES ME APPRECIATE WHAT 50 HAS DONE EVEN MORE!
    HIS FIRST ALBUM DID OVER 870,000 THE 1ST WEEK. GRODT
    HE SOLD OVER 1.14 MILLION THE 1ST WEEK FOR HIS SECOND ALBUM. MASSACRE

    HOLLY ISH, 50 IS DA MAN WIT THE PLAQUES

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    therealwayno Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 2:31 pm
    Jay did not bring it. Period. Listening to the album is like drinking a flat soda.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    couldn’t have said it better

    Belize Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 2:51 pm
    Co-Sign Rey,
    Kingdom Come is a “grow on you album”..u really gotta listen to the lyrics cuz he says real syt in almost every verse…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i shouldn’t have to listen to his album 15 times to like it…last i checked it was called brainwashing…thats like forcing yourself to eat shit everyday…eventually it will taste good…

    jonjon–23 Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:01 pm
    Jay Z is too selfish to be over other artists. He could have promoted the other artists on Def Jam a lot better instead of focusing on himself. He shouldn’t have come back.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    true true

  • INVISIBLE_HAND
  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    houston’s finest Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:31 pm
    thank god jay dickriding week is over, now we all can turn on our tv’s and not see a speaking camel on it. jeezy is coming
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    lmao

  • Arra

    I’mma tell ya’ll sum shit, real hip hop fans, get dat Lupe Fiasco cd, i got that hoe last nit, real nice, best rapper alive, fuck the one just unretired!

  • Jayfrombk

    Bol is such a faggot, you seriously need a girlfriend or a password to bangbros.com or something no way a person should be hateful. Has anything positive ever came out your mouth. Were you abused as a child so therefore you hate the world. You writing columns about rappers that are making more money a day than you do annually.

    People like you are the reason blacks never excell because there’s always that one person to hate you for no reason.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    When it comes to sales no one can top 50 cent which is sad…but i respect dude…im curious as to what he has in store for 07…oh and by the way fire everyone in the G-unit camp they all suck…with the exception of buck…but his music doesn’t move me…with the exception of his hot single a year…

    50 is a juggernaut

  • Fernando

    Half melted Ice-cream sandwich > Bol

  • mannyworld33

    TOILET-BOL HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
    HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU WRITE SUM HATIN’ SHIT ABOUT THE SAME GUY!

    EVEN IF HE SOLD 1 MIL THE FIRST WEEK BOL WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH SUMTHIN’ NEGATIVE TO SAY. HE SOLD MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK THAN ANY OTHER RAPPER THIS YEAR AND BOL DOWNPLAYS IT CAUSE HE HATES IT.

    READING A BOL POST IS LIKE WATCHING THE PRESIDENT ADDRESS THE NATION : UNEVENTFUL, UNIMPORTANT, AND JUST PLAIN STUPID!

    FUCK BOL!

  • mannyworld33

    OH YEAH FUCK DICKRIDIN’ ASS N-CRED TOO! (NO BOL)

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    hey Nbred,

    50Cent sales > the WHOLE SOUTH!!!

    Eat a dick, swamp boy…

    @ Beli, dnld The Clipse album- it’s worth THAT much…

    @ Rey, Kanye don’t care about u! lol

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    mannyworld33 Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:56 pm
    OH YEAH FUCK DICKRIDIN’ ASS N-CRED TOO! (NO BOL)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    if you feelin like a pimp…go on and brush them haters off – Joe Camel

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    mannyworld33 Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    TOILET-BOL

    ^^^Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    “Toilet Bol, cuz he always talking shit” (c)Sonny Cheeba & Mannyworld33

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    SONNY CHEEBA Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:57 pm
    hey Nbred,

    50Cent sales > the WHOLE SOUTH!!!

    Eat a dick, swamp boy…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it takes someone who is a cowardly lion to say something like that…quiet before i sic to-to on you

  • Mr. Nucca

    why do ppl blame just jay for the def jam flops???? Mef flopped twice before jay got there, LL had 2 hype williams videos but it didn’t matter because that album was just as soft as the one that came out before it and the Roots never sell

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Fern..

    Sonny– You’re a dirty liar.

    I was gonna go into a typically “Rey” rant about why 50 sold, but I don’t feel like it.

    @ N’Cred– It’s assholes like you that kill off any artist that isn’t ABC-123 with their shit (how you can be so stupid AND still be a Nas fan is beyond me).

    Some things you have to listen to more than once to catch everything. You can’t just listen to the first verse and the chorus and then be like “NA NIGGA DAT SHIT BE WACK!”

    “Do you listen to music or do you just skim through it?”–Jay-Z.. Damm, Hov has questions before ya’ll even try to have an answer. (that’s some jeopardy shit–have Meka explain it to you, SwampThing)

  • BOL_Still_Here?

    What albums does BOL like

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    @ Rey – Kanye’s verse on #1 is worse than watching DJ Ncred preform an enema on himself

    @Sonny- Ill probably do that today but im still tryin to listen to that 2pac/sizzla mash-up CD

    Brut cologne > Bol

  • Meka Soul

    “hell hath no fury” > “kingdom come.”

  • BayAreaBoy

    Fuck Bol, this dude is all hater. Me and my niggas don’t fuck with this website anymore. Go over to Nahright.com he keeps shit real over there. No hate just the facts.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I will admit tho’, I am looking forward to Jeezy’s new album.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 4:00 pm
    SONNY CHEEBA Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 3:57 pm
    hey Nbred,

    50Cent sales > the WHOLE SOUTH!!!

    Eat a dick, swamp boy…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it takes someone who is a cowardly lion to say something like that…quiet before i sic to-to on you

    ^^^Fall Back Dorothy b4 niggaz pull up ur skirt…

    (no Britney Spears coochie pics)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    BOL_Still_Here? Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 4:07 pm
    What albums does BOL like

    ^ Anything recorded by either Barney or the Ghey rapper Cashaun

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Beli..

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I love Britney, dammit.

  • Spark

    Sup all of u’s Half melted Ice-cream sandwich,Swamp boys,little Emo mexican rap fans north east west and east mofos how u doin- jay sold 650 so wat the album is a stinker after all. (damn it that sux) Now What who’s next Sleeper of the 4th quarter Ghostface he’ll have the 2 best release in the same fuckin year clik clak !!! thats wat i think

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    @ Dj Ncred- U dont know music just like u dont know pussy

  • Spark

    i meant the 2 east and no south

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I didn’t mean her music, but I’m sure it’s already too late to add that.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Spark.. You’re not quite all there, are you?

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Anybody know sum good R&B albums?

    I want to cop that Governor cuz that Blood,sweat and tears track is ill but I cant find it anywhere, IS it worth the “search and look” or what?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hey, I have a question..

    Is it ever acceptable for a guy to own an album by a Female? Like, any chick?

    I was talking with a friend of mine and we couldn’t figure out which albums from girls would NOT lead to one getting shit should said CD be discovered.

    Any input? (make your britney jokes if you must, but answer the question)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Great West Coast song:
    Only In California – Cube, Mack One-O, and Sn-double O-P

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    Britney Spears coochie pics?
    …link…!

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >blame your gym teacher

    Touche.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    Is it ever acceptable for a guy to own an album by a Female? Like, any chick?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    sade

  • Meka Soul

    on a hilarious [unrelated] note, the newest “real world” sucks crystal balls [no maxwell], but there was this one funny exchange between a jesus freak jig & a cracka-ass gay guy:

    black guy: “i think it’s wrong that you’re gay.”
    gay guy: “well, what if i tol you ‘i think it’s wrong that you’re black?’”

    priceless.

    esera tuaolo.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Sade?

    Okay.

    Anything else?

  • Meka Soul

    >I love Britney, dammit.>

    wow.

    shawn hickenbottom [now that's a brain teaser].

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I meant I love britney in the “she can still get it” sense.

    That’s HBK, homey.

  • Meka Soul

    >Is it ever acceptable for a guy to own an album by a Female? Like, any chick?>

    mary j blige’s 1st 2 albums, billie holiday, nina simone and um…. prince.

    no energizer bunny.

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    toilet-bol ETHERd November 29th, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Bol Says:
    >blame your gym teacher

    Touche.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Rey-
    Jill scott’s first CD
    Any alecia keys cd
    Foxy browns 1st and 3rd Cd
    Lil Kim’s 1st CD
    Remy’s 1st CD
    Floetry
    Gangsta Boo’s Inquirng minds
    Mia X’s no limit shyt
    Da Brats’ Funkified
    Mc Lyte (if your a old school head)
    Billy Holiday
    Lauren Hill (MofLH-a must!)
    Lady of rage’s death row debut-f’in underated as hell
    The “total” cd that had Biggie and Da brat
    _____________________________________
    I thought “infamous syndicate” cd was ill
    *(if your from Florida Trina’s 1st CD-only if ur from Florida thou)

    *might have forgot sum more–ahh well

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hmm, okay cool.

    What about CrazySexyCool? I won’t even front.. Waterfalls was kinda gay, but the other singles knocked a lil’ bit..

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    cosign sade & mary
    but
    Sade-(only love delux and the one that had sweetest taboo)

    Mary (only My Life and Share my world)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    yeah crazy sexy cool is ill..if u put on Red light special 4 any chick her panties get W.E.T. (no Bol’s earwax)

  • Meka Soul

    queen laitifah, rah digga’s 1st album, chaka khan, janet jackson’s “janet,” “rhythm nation” & the album with that “pleasure principle” joint on there.

    no ginuwine.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Funkdafied was pretty good.. Sheeit, I still have that cd in my rotation.

    Altho’ it makes me wonder if Jermaine Dupri has ever NOT bit from whatever producer was hot at the time (Dr. Dre in 94)

  • Meka Soul

    tlc is nice also.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Rhythm Nation was dope, man.. (No Debarge.)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    ohhh..il put yall on game (meka might know this)..get the 1st cd from a group called LES NUBIANS..there remake of sweetest taboo is ill..the only bad thing is that they sing in french, but believe me, the Cd is perfect for fukin (no weezy F baby)

  • Meka Soul

    jermaine dupri is the tsang tsung of music.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Alright, cool.

    Now I can make fun of my friend who bought Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits CD.

    (if I owned anything that queer I would’ve already said so in a defiant, yet totally ether-able, manner)

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Whoa.. “Shang Tsung of music”..

    Kudos, Meka.

  • Meka Soul

    les nubians thrown on = instant sex from the female in the room.

    no midget giving a guy head on “nip/tuck.” although, gettin’ brains in santa’s workshop = gully.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    The breakdown song Mariah did wit Bone Thugz was ill though

  • Fernando

    Wu Syndicate…….lol

    That album had some cuts (Ice Age), but they disappeared faster than a piece of cake in front of Bol

  • Meka Soul

    mariah’s “fantasy” with old dirty bastard = gully.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    ME AND MARIAH..GO BACK LIKE BABIES WIT PACIFIERS

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Some Mariah stuff is okay..

    Breakdown (bone thugs)
    Honey remix
    Fantasy remix
    Heartbreaker (jay)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    mariah had a good song wit twista on her last album and i cant even front, the song she did wit LOX, MA$E and Puff was a ill song at the time

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    M.I.A.-ARULAR

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    Belize Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    mariah had a good song wit twista on her last album
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    now that,is a hot track!!!!!!!

  • Fernando

    Old school women are cool too…

    Aretha Franklin
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Nina Simone
    etc
    etc

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Alot of niggaz was that Faith evans Cd that came out in 99-00 (i think) but iv never really been a faith fan..always though of her a Mary clone..but …ehh..thats just me

  • The Originator

    A Band aid on cancer? When Jay-Z sold 600,000 units it was more like terminal cancer.

    People Hip-Hop is Officialy dead.

    RIP HIP-HOP
    date of death:
    Nov. 29, 2006

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Naw not wu-syndicate..its infamopus syndicate, its a fast rappin girl group (like 2 twista like hoes)..shawnna was a member once

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    *infamous

  • Young A. Simmons

    What happened to the million?

    Go cop Game, Snoop, Clipse. Support real hip hop.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    That MC Lyte song, “Cold Rock a Party” remix was good. It had Missy on it and Puff did the adlibs.

    That Faith cd from ’99 couldn’t be that bad.. It had that song that Fatman Scoop put all the adlibs and shit over (“IF YOU GOT A 50 DOLLAR BILL PUT YOUR HANDS UP!’ and whatnot) that they play at clubs and junk. Plus the song with Puff wasn’t bad either.

    CoSign on the Mary thing.. Even Mary said she was like “Uhh..this chick sound like me!”

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    If Jay isn’t “real hiphop” than Snoop for damm sure isn’t “real hiphop”.

  • Meka Soul

    faith’s 1st cd was gully. shit, everything bad boy came out with between 93-96 was gully.

  • Meka Soul

    heh… that queen pen track with the lost boyz ["party ain't a party"] was gully also.

    no teddy riley.

  • blaQ

    on a hilarious [unrelated] note, the newest “real world” sucks crystal balls [no maxwell], but there was this one funny exchange between a jesus freak jig & a cracka-ass gay guy:

    black guy: “i think it’s wrong that you’re gay.”
    gay guy: “well, what if i tol you ‘i think it’s wrong that you’re black?’”

    priceless.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    many people have stopped bieng gay before….no one has stopped being balck….stoopid!

  • content

    many people have stopped bieng gay before….no one has stopped being balck….stoopid!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    MJ

  • AirlineGeneral

    that’s what you get for being wrong you fat fuck

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    That Queen Pen song was good.. Then she disappeared faster than you can say “No Diggity” (heh)

    You know who is completely useless in the pantheon of female rappers?

    Charlie Baltimore.

    Okay chick, you fucked BIG. Good job. Now shut up.

  • Meka Soul

    err…. vita?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Coolio

  • Gutta

    Rey Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    Funkdafied was pretty good.. Sheeit, I still have that cd in my rotation.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    any guy who still listens to that cd has questionable character….u playin on both sides of the field???

    Bol Says:

    Could it be that bad word of mouth began to erode potential album sales after the first day or so? Maybe a buncha people ran out and copped it last Tuesday, realized how wack it was, and told all their friends not to bother – just like I tried to do here.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    does it really matter? because at the of the year jay-z will still have the highest selling rap album of ’06. with your next post, why dont u explain to to everyone why u are so much of a jay-z hater. you are the very defintion of a hater,(someone that is envious another person though they speak of the person in a negative manner)which is sad because xxl is not supposed to biased. now you’re turning into the SOURCE.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hmm.. Vita didn’t look like a mulatto female version of Larry Bird.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Alright kids, I’m out like Bol on a “Very Special edition of the Saturday Night Workout”.

    (no “frontin’”)

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    only thing vita was good 4 was giving DMX head

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    vita was good in that mobb deep song thou

  • Fernando

    I didnt think that I would ever hear “Queen Pen” mentioned again.

    One Chick that actually spits…..Ms. Marvelous. Sac-Town / Vallejo area

  • nathan120

    Bol how much did you get paid to diss jay, i think you work for dipset.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Naw..check out this chick called MSYTIC..she had a cd called “cut for scars” or sumthing like that..if Lauren Hill is ur fav. lady MC, listen to her..mad ill dawg

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    *MYSTIC..my bad

  • http://www.afterthesmoke.com Whuzi

    Hard to follow your words, because you said Lupe’s album was wack, yet that shit turned out to be fire. so hard to take you seriously. Jay’z album wasn’t that impressive, but certainly better then many other album this year…besides Lupe..and a few others.

  • Allgoldaag

    Stop using words like “evar” and “faggit”, they’re not spelled like that and those words aren’t used by anyone other than 14 year old white kids in the first place. Or Mr. Jones fans.

  • Allgoldaag

    Oh yeah, your pic up there is unintentionaly hilarious. Scariest picture “evar”. You lose any credibility as a columnist using terms like that.

    And in that pic you look like the wizard guy that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog made fun of outside Star Wars on Conan O’Brien.

  • Spark

    Rey Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 4:14 pm
    Spark.. You’re not quite all there, are you?

    no i waznt but iam ok now !!! no pun intended

  • Spark

    And ass 4 Vida in a heartbeat (no corinne)

  • thoreauly77

    women artists everyone should listen to:
    blondie
    exene cervenka from X
    feist
    billy holiday
    aretha
    cat power
    roberta flack
    nina simone
    patti smith

  • http://www.xxlmag.com FOE

    @ Bol, How many records have you SOLD??? I’ll wait for the answer…
    YOU NOT FEELING IT/ FINE, COSTS YOU NOTHIN/ PAY IT NO MIND!

    You are a CERTIFIED HATER!!!!

  • Adam_K

    Who the fuck cares about what Pitchfork has to say about anything?

  • Dr Flav

    People still think dude was on some great crusade to save “the game.” Fact is, this was done to save Rocafella Records. Do you think Def Jam just paid 10 million and handed the label over to King Camel as a happy Smurfly gesture, nope dude got to get on the track and make them pimps they money! Bleek, Young Guns and T Marie wasnt producing no revenue. Some of you idolize the businessman need to understand the business.

  • OH King

    Bol 1 day somebody going to caught up with your bitch ass. I think J fucked your mom.

  • Irony

    I wassnt really goin to get the Kingdome Come album. but this dud BOL kepst wrighting posts on it…….so I had to get it just to hear whay he will not shut up about it…….this albut is not as good as Jay can do but its one of the best this year!!!!
    Thanks BOL, with out you I would not have copped it………..

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Nas’ video for “hip Hop is Dead” is WACK!!!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Ra

    somebody needs 2 get BOL a tampon, cuz he stay on his period.

  • Enlightened

    I will never listen to reviews again. I’ve been saying that but it’s some bullshit.

    To me:

  • Enlightened

    I will never listen to reviews again. I’ve been saying that but it’s some bullshit.

    To me:
    THE BLACK ALBUM WAS BULLSHIT. I always said that. AND

    KINGDOM COME IS WAY TIGHTER THAN THE BLACK ALBUM (from what I’ve only heard so far which is about 8 or 9 of the tracks).

    But all the “reviews” said Black Album was tight. Get the fuck outta here. The Black Album was bullshit. Fuck all y’all critics. Y’all don’t know what the fuck y’all talking about.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    As a Hov stan(no bleek) I can’t see kingdom come growing on me(no dipset christmas) Its unfortunate tha Jigga won’t return to his old reasonable doubt/blueprint/dynasty form. Jay-Z seems to have completly fallen off.

    Rey Says:
    Is it ever acceptable for a guy to own an album by a Female? Like, any chick?
    ^^^^^
    Mariah Carey
    Alicia Keys
    Christina Aguielera
    Beyonce
    Destinys Child
    (no the game and 50 cent’s breakup)

    Jeezy is coming
    and Crack Rap is still > any form of music.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Chea

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    “Lucifer” “As One” “Poppin Tags” “Moment of Clarity” > Kingdom Come

  • vodka

    black album was tight yo & kindom come was ok

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Ya Dig

  • HOV DEFENDER

    Jay put up decent numbers 680 K but not amazing after all that promo

    THIS MAKES ME APPRECIATE WHAT 50 HAS DONE EVEN MORE!
    HIS FIRST ALBUM DID OVER 870,000 THE 1ST WEEK. GRODT
    HE SOLD OVER 1.14 MILLION THE 1ST WEEK FOR HIS SECOND ALBUM. MASSACRE

    HOLLY ISH, 50 IS DA MAN WIT THE PLAQUES
    Jay doesn’t have 20 plus tracks flooding his album either does he, plus we all know Jay’s shit is so anticipated that we bootleg it two weeks b4 its official release. Also, it takes most listeners months to catch up to wordplay. He’ll be platinum by New Year’s anyway, huh?

  • parabalix

    this dude that writes this colum thinks everything is wack.

    do us all a favor and stop critiquing hip hop albums son

    you never like anything

    look, kingdom comes has some skippable tracks, but theres enough above average tracks on the cd to give kingdom comes an 8 out of 10

    this is an especially good album considering the bull shit like banks, unk, d4l, dem franchise boyz, and other bullcrap thats been comin out

    if you are entertained enough to cop those albums in full and enjoy, you probably shouldn’t write reviews either

    what ever happend to rappers actually saying stuff worth listening to, spark the brain activity a little bit my people

    http://www.myspace.com/parabalix

    oh yeah, for 2006, props to

    jim jones, jay-z, three six mafia?, t.i.?, scrappy?, nas, clipse?, dmx?, game, do or die, crunchy black, and the most slept on, bizzy bone

    all of these, and maybe some i forgot have contributed good, to very good material this year

    but let’s go stronger for 2007 yall

    http://www.myspace.com/parabalix

  • http://www.myspace.com/petelastname1 Pete Lastname

    I would go so far as to say that Kingdom Come is one of Jay Z’s best.

    Don’t crucify me!

  • http://www.xanga.com/dantizzle Dante

    Wow. This kinda hurts to see. I mean, Jay put all the effort into that album, but after all, its HIS album. I think it was a really good Jay-Z album, and when everyone gets over this whole “Jay-Z trying to save hip hop by coming back” crap, and realize that its not a comeback album, or a save hip hop album, and that it is a Jay-Z album, of Jay-Z music, people can open up and take the album for what its worth. The other artists on Def Jam, however, that you speak of, who aren’t doing all that well with sales could blame themselves. Meth, LL, The Roots…they all are deep in the game, and they all have decent fan bases that could support them well enough to sale a reasonable amount of units. The problem is, they obviously can’t creat music and buzz that will go beyond the scope of their general supporters. Had LL dropped a “Show Me What Ya Got” type track, instead of that crazy ass single he dropped with J.Lo, maybe he would have done a little better. I mean, look at Jeezy, tearin up stuff with his new “I Luv It” single, and how well “Hustlin” took off for Rick Ross, well before Jay hopped on with the remix. Its all a matter of reading through the lines, accepting truth, and hating. Either take it for what it is, or don’t take it at all I guess….

  • Killer

    Hey!! where is Bol?

    I think Bol has committed suicide, these niggaz are shitting on him and he can’t take it anymo.

    Oh! poor Bol what were you thinking playing with fiiiireee…

    hahaahaah!!!

  • Neleee

    almost everybody is buyin’ jayz album ’cause its his name. They’re not buying “Kingdom Come” they’re buying jayz. Jayz is different from other artists.

  • Pillsbury Doughboy

    His best album STILL is 1. Reasonable Doubt 2. The Blueprint. THAT aint gonna change. 3rd is maybe vol.2, Black Album or Kingdom Come. Kingdom Come shows the side of grown Jay-Z. Celebrity life – Hollywood, mature song – 30′s the new 20′s, Beach Chair is compared to Can’t Knock the Hustle back in the days. Beach Chair – life=relaxin on the beach. Can’t Knock the Hustle – life=hustlin in the streets. These are just different. It really depends on what type of situation the listener of this album is in. If you are a celebrity, you would enjoy “Kingdom Come” better because you can relate to Jay-Z NOW. If you are still in the streets hustlin’, you would more likely relate to “Reasonable Doubt” better still. Because that’s the Jazzy Jay-Z back in Marcy Projects. I love “The Blueprint” though. It shows every type of emotion that I was is have been going through in life.

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    it all boils down to there a point in ya’ career where you need to hang tha shit up man, Jay if you readin this big homey PLEASE STOP FUCKIN’ RAPPIN’!! ya already the stuff dreams are made of (no JIM jones and santana)ya dig. You got presidency, you got B (goddamn is that bitch blind!) and you den’ got fat off record sales. Put the jersey up and focus on ya” artist cus’ the roc and defjam really bout o fade to black kna’mean. As for the Nas and Game track that shit would of been better wit’out mr.west coast dick ryder if you ask me..tall dat’ nigga get off that homo shit and stop puttin niggas names in ya’ music!name droppin’ does not = illness!

  • Bushlexia

    When i first got the Jay leak on the day that shit became avalible on demonoid, i sat there and listened to the thing once (minus the leaked tracks i had already heard) and was like what the fuck…. how the hell does Jigga go from the Black Album and dropping a hot verse here and there to this shit? After a little listening party with me a friend i disgustedly threw that shit in my “Bad” music folder. A few days later im checkin out all the new reviews and i keep seein all this shit about how the new Jay “grows” on you so i go and listen to it a couple more times over the course of the day and some SOCOM2. After about 4-5 times i really started to notice that once you look past all the shitty ass Blaze samples and the overplayed Dre drums you see that the man Hov may not have come with the best shit of his career, but its still about a hundred times better then the DA, Blue Carpet, King or any of the other played out OOO IM A PIMP G MOTHERFUCKER WHO WEARS KHAKIS AND SMOKES BLUNTS WHILE LEANING IN MY 64!! weve seen this year. And dont take that like a anti Game comment, Game is the fuckin man, (no homo) but he really needs to work on his subject matter. Oh and Bol keep pissin off the dumbshits, you always come correct.

  • Bushlexia

    Oh yea and by the way, let the OMG BOL DICKRIDER! posts ensue!

  • content

    Bol,
    Forgot to give you praise on that title though. Clever.

  • mannyworld33

    @ REY

    ANY JILL SCOTT ALBUM
    BOTH FLOETRY ALBUMS
    M.J.B
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE( GREAT ALBUM)
    ERYKAH BADU

  • jacquez
  • GetReal

    Hell Hath No Fury is the best album of the year. FCUK Jay-z

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    BALLIN’

  • http://xxlmag.com slick money

    bol and the other half of you motherfuckers don’t know shit! Jay don’t make Crack or snap music. He makes music for grown folks that still love hip hop.

    The “Show me what you got” video speaks a lot! in it are grown folks, not kids, dressed like grown folks in a fly ass local far from the hood!

    the majority of the kids today who buy c-d’s can’t identify with what Jay is producing.

    grown ass man

  • wax

    so if he sells 400K this week, and comes out plat next wednesday what kind of hate are you gonna come with? you’re reaching.. in today’s climate, any artist of any genre selling 650K the first week is good news.

    the real question is, when are they gonna start including digital sales in the report figures

  • Fernando

    Belize –

    Mystic is tight….but I started to worry when my girlfriend got all “female-pride” on me after listening to her. Anything that gives women that much esteem & pride cant be good,

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Hey Johnnie’s, i just got that Jeezy “The Inspiration” (God Bless The Net), and it’s WACKKKKKK!!!

    Hope Nas doesn’t fail, but that video is a let down!!!

  • mannyworld33

    @ SONNY CHEEBA

    IF IT REALLY IS WACK I BET SUMBODY BLAME JAY-Z/ DEF JAM.
    FUKKIN’ HATERS!

  • Jay Dub

    Yo Dude is a straight hatter. So the album is sub par it is still better than most shit being put out these days. Yall dumb ass niggas acting like HOV dont bring heat.

  • Harvard

    BOL, YOU ARE A FAT ASS BITCH!!! Shut you’re broke ass up. CEOs don’t fucking market. That’s the marketing department. Def Jam didn’t have shit to do with Jay-Z promotion, so no resources were wasted. Fucking Game only did 358,000 and he kept himself in the fucking media by being a physcho for months. Nobody else has moved units this year besides T.I. Dej Jam still has the #1 market share in Hip-Hop, and many artists did as well as could be expected. Ne-yo, rihanna, rick ross, Ludacris, etc. Some motherfuckers need to hang it up…LL,DMX,Meth. It’s not like Interscope could get Busta to do numbers. Diddy didn’t do shit. Only Danity Kane moved figures. Shit even Outkast didn’t do shit. Old rappers are fucking washed up. And new rappers aren’t that good. (lil wayne is not a new rapper, he’s a young rappper.) Jay-Z is the only older rapper who fucking matters. He’s a pop icon so his marketing shit could go through channels that other rapper mothefuckers could only dream of. Let’s see NBA commercials, Budweiser partnerships, Cingular Mobile Hangar Tour, World Tour partnership with MTV, all kind of BET and MTV love. These other niggas can’t get that shit no matter how much effort is put in. Jay’s shit was an event, and he moved units. Def Jam probably didn;t need to spend a dime. Jay did it himself cus he has that fame.

    In closing, broke niggas are worthless, so all you broke niggas on this blog, shut the fuck up. Jay is paid, you niggas don’t matter.

    Oh yah that 680,000 bitch, not 600.

    Most ignorant post ever, from Ivy League. Sorry I just can’t stand this hater ass nigga Bol.

  • http://xxlmag.com D rock

    Fuck bol anybody that thinks Kingdom come is wack is straight hatin especially u fat ass rick ross look a like i know KC aitn as good as reasonable doubt or tha blueprint but come on jays evolvin tha only ppl who understand jays lyrics is niggas that got they mind right…..

  • hate is a sickness get well soon

    get it right please def jam had a good year for how bad sales been overall the only two flops so far came out the same day(roots and method man) which is always a bad idea. but ne-yo and rihanna went plat
    (i know its not hiphop but still counts as overall sales)ghost is like 400k,ll and rick ross went gold, and ludacris is racing towards that 1 million sold mark. what people forget to mention is that this is jay-z biggest first week sales ever. they say the sales are dissapointing for the hype, but the black album was hyped just as much just in other fashions. for the record jay was in beer commericals 3 years ago. when its all said and done for jay to have his biggest 1st week sales after being bootlegged so bad is a achievement.
    Jay-Z-Kingdom come
    =
    Michael Jordan wizards championship
    the ring is in his pocession no matter how he made the shots

  • hate is a sickness get well soon

    1 more thing I didn’t see any magazine adds for kingdom come, the fact that he’s jay-z is the reason for the hype, no money dick

  • ttdan

    3 Reasons “Harvard” (See post above) doesn’t go to Harvard:

    “Def Jam didn’t have shit to do with Jay-Z promotion…”

    “physcho”

    “In closing, broke niggas are worthless…Jay is paid, you niggas don’t matter.” – You must be right. Us Black people don’t matter cause Jay-Z is rich. Makes a lot of sense, fuckin’ Sambo.

  • not your average

    I GET WHAT THE NIGGAS ABOVE ME ARE SAYIN YOU GOTTA MARKET YOURSELF BEFORE YOU MARKET YOUR SHIT ASK FIFTY (i got shot nine times yo)BUT LETS KEEP IT REAL PEOPLE. METH,LL DID NOT MAKE ANY MUCH EFORT TO COMERCIALIZE THEY SHIT THEMSELVES INSTEAD THEY LAY BACK AND THINK JAY GONNA MAGICALY MAKE THEY ALBUMS SELL THATS BULLSHIT AND LATER THEY START BEEFING WITH JAY THATS FUCKEN CHILDISH BLAMING OTHERS NIGGAS FOR YOUR OWN LAZY SHIT..

  • Packville 95

    Jay Z Tapped A New Market AGES 25-40.
    About time real hiphop has hit the block. All those other so called rapers can’t cut it. Jay could have even did better numbers if the first track he release was that User, Pharrel, and Jay song on Kingdom Come. Do you know how much radio play and club play it would get. As far as Game and Jim Jones them cats are Wack. As Jay said your beats are banging and your hooks did it because your lyric didn’t. He told the truth. LL, DMX, Meth are finish all the marketing in the world couldn’t sell them. As a true hiphop fan and 80′s baby that came up on hiphop Jay Z got the best product on the block. Just face it Jay tapped into a new market of ages 25-40 that don’t buy all bootlegs and go get the real shit.

  • the sun

    The first album I listened to all the way through was “Ready to Die” back in ’94..Id have to say thats when I really started LISTENING to Hip Hop(Big was Great!)Since then I’ve been a fan of Hip hop…The first time I heard Jay was when I saw the Dead Presidents video(Classic!) and I remember at the end when Big,AZ and everybody from Brooklyn was there with Jay..Thats not the same Jay today but thats not a bad thing…Anytime a Jay album comes out nobody appreciates it because you compare his albums with each other and you want another Blueprint,another Reasonable Doubt,another Black Album and so on and so forth..Jay has never and will never fall off because he always keeps it real with himself..Thats why all of his albums are in another direction and overall just over a lot of peoples heads!He grows as a person and hes one of the first artist that we’ve seen that has done that while still maintaining his credability…So everybody needs to keep an open mind when listening to a new album and just listen for yourself…Dont listen to what all these haters are saying..Jay is the “machine”that everybody wants to see fail…Just like Pac going after Big when He was the “Machine” 50 going after Ja Rule when he had a new hit every week..Game going after 50 and so on and so forth…and now Jim Jones going after Jay-z!?..The Audacity;)LOL

  • http://lloydbanks.com E-Hustle

    2ND WEEK NUMBERS SHOW LAME GAYME FLOPPED!!! BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    BTW: YES, JAY IS SELFISH AND WILL LET THE REST OF THE DEF JAM ROSTER GET DA CRUMBS WHILE HE SHINES!!!

    EMINEM: PRESENTS THE RE-UP IN STORES THIS TUESDAY DEC 5 2006, GO COP MUVAFUKAZ!!!!!!!!!

  • Spark

    Im listning To Ghostface- more fish – and even tho he wont “sell” or whatever we call “it” he ‘s the man, give him his belt. 2 classics in the same year!!!

    Tony Starks > ?

  • Killer

    Jay, Crowned the KING of Nigeria, who else gets that kind of recognition, you hater motherfucker? I don’t think so…

    and Bol you haven’t answered the question: How many records have you SOLD??? and this goes for all you hater bitches!!!

    Fuck this!

  • Reason

    I’ts grown man Hip-hop. Bol just don’t get it and you probably never will.

  • The Element

    Hey, check this out fellas and ladies who are hating on the greatest of all time and his album Kingdom Come…why are you wasting your time on a website talking about the album? This is a great album…something we’ll appreciate in a few years. Peace.

  • King Titan

    blahhh…..fuck jay-z..nigga shoulve stayed retired and stick to what he does best…bein an entepreneur…just cuz he was considered one of the best (i doubt “the best” like a lot of u say)but even then, that doesnt mean hes still gonna be the best now…dude washed up…

  • miss l

    Not sure how many other events (if any) Jay did this at but he pulled a Prince and gave away free cds of Kingdom Come to everyone at one of the Nets games. if he did that at a few games that some sales right there

    (when Prince had the #1 album in the country he was giving free cds away at EVERY performance. Even at the Essence Fest and that shit was at the superdome so now wonder he had the #1 album)

  • Venom

    I wanna know why they think this album is wac? Probably cuz he is not talking about fucking hoes and movin crack!! The album is hot, i am a lyrics dude so if u listen to it he explains every situation in his life. (Lost Ones) is a perfect example! Kingdom Come the song is better than anything out right now. Yaw keep supporting that Bubble Gum shit and watch hip-hop get chew’n away.

    The Kingpin of the Inkpen
    Jay-Z

  • Not a Hater

    Nas = Album of the year. Jay simply did not bringing is style wise. The new cadence is annoying. He’s sounding like a lamer version of Slick Rick…

  • http://xxlmag.com sally

    is it just me or does every topic have to bring up 50 cents name what the hell does he have to do with this blog damn no wonder that nigga sells so much records he got everybody talking about him
    anyways jay-z album was not that great but he is the most commercial artists and that show me what you got single was sweeter than candy shop
    but all that promo and only 680k damn i wonder what nas gonna sell lol prolly 95k or something
    and bol is such a dickrider talking about the track with nas and game is the best ever its nothing special none of them are g’s
    there needs to be an extinction of nas he is a disgrace to hip hop ever since he signed with jigga looking like his young boy he gonna flop with that wack ass single and low budget video fucking goof i lost all respect for him

  • http://marie marie

    bol is such a faggot when is xxl gonna fire this clown we all know jiggas album was not that great and he gonna sell because he put all the promo in the world into it and he had the most friendliest single for middle america jigga makes 50 cent look like a hip hop head
    what is your point get something better to talk about and stop worrying about rappers and their record sales

  • babyboy

    Why Doens’t Rey get murdered???
    shit, nigga u aint doin shit in this world anyway. If u die ain’t nobody goin 4 da funeral, but the people that is goin 2 bury ur wasted body, shit get a fuckin life ugly azz muthfucka, i hate ugly people, they always at home, talkin shit.
    Bol u and ur hate campaign, can take a deep rest, cuz aint no nigga listenin 2 u but urself, 680 is great, no1 has done it so far, so stop hatin, u should get a gal 2 nigga, ur hands need 2 retire ahahahahahahahah, fuck this post mudafuckas

  • babyboy

    The Sun, Jim Jones goind after Jay-Z is a joke, ok, any nigga that can rap like Jim Jones, should sht the fck up, nigga can’t even rap talk abou, chancletas and etc, shit nigga should b quiet, like Rey perhaps ahahahah

  • kisha

    if you don’t listen to music for lyrics then you would think jay’s album is wack. i listened to it once, liked it. listened to it twice and was ON IT. he’s actually saying something – whereas these other songs with hot beats aren’t saying much … it gets old after a while, it really does. i mean how many times do you want to hear someone kill your reverend (let it rain)and call everyone a bitch. come on now. step it up.

  • bbron

    Jay evolves every album. Thats why he will always be around. Fat Joe been in the game since 93 and still saying the same shit with a hot beat. These niggas aint saying nothing. TI got a little substance, but he don’t have the flow, wit, ego, and charisma that jay has to carry that shit over. Little wayne got the flow, and wit and wordplay, but no substance. Nas is one of the best poets/lyrics of all time and I can’t wait for his cd, but his variety of flow is limited.You get the same shit, although he the best at what he do but can I get a tripple double from Nas?? Jay is pound for pound the best. Offense, Defense, Clutch, Style, the walk, And legendary dunks made Jordan the best ever. Plenty of niggas scored 30 but was boring or didnt have the TOTAL package like Mike. The same for Hov. He’s the best. We comparing this album to his other great albums instead of the other dudes in the game. Let JOE BLOW have this same album and everybody would annoint him as the best and who is this nigga talking that shit. Its like comparing 93 Bulls to 97 Bulls and so on. The only difference is Mike changed his game from high flying to mechanically killing you. Turn around jumpers and mind games. The same result though: Championships. And again, just like 96-03 (thats right 96 hov made those rappers change they topic and floss level up); this Year Jay is better than everybody else album. Another Chip. Jim Jones and them are 1st round sweeps. “Hov a living Legend and I tell you why, Everybody want to be Hov and Hov still alive”. Ballin is for the youngins!!!!

  • a-dam

    Jay Z takes over Def Jam, and promises to promote his stable of rappers in 06′. here we are in december, and the only thing he did was sell his own music and did nothing for his label. the roots came out, did anyone know? he promised big things, and dindt deliver, not even on his own shit. and he came out in front of Nas. fuck that dude jay-z, he aint that good anymore.

    also, did anyone say he was the best or is that just him talking? he may be good but he doesnt do much to distance himself from others.

  • Tj

    Haters leave the fucking building…..my nigga Hov is coming to town

  • respect

    so much hate. no wonder hovs where he is today. over 680000 i luv it

  • http://www.myspace.com/parabalix parabalix

    nas needs to stop comin out with wack singles, he loves that 80′s hip hop so much, he should keep that shit to himself

    i respect that 80′s shit, but it’s not the ultimiate hip hop experience on nothin. nas should let that era r.i.p. cause that’s the only dead hip hop i’ve heard, what a bitch

    i hate it when these seasoned rappers like jay, nas , andre 3000 ect, keep on sayin they are bored with hip hop, if i ever make it in the game, you dont have to worry about me gettin all big headed and being bored with the music

    http://www.myspace.com/parabalix

    jay’s album is dope, you quitck to judge bitches like boi and ect. aren’t qualified to be juidging hip hop

    boi didn’t show jim jones no love till his fly high video blew, …… i knew jim was on some shit right when on my way to church dropped, it didn’t take a hot single to show me what jims was bringin, boi is simply not qualified for reviewing albums

    jay’s album is gonna grow on all you haters in due time, but right now, it seems only us hip hop alumni, who study this shit know that the kingdom come album is just short of a classic and a definate jewel, i feel it is one of his better albums to ever drop

    http://www.myspace.com/parabalix

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  • platinumplaque

    I was totaly disapointed at meth an raeckwon dissin jay saying they aint feeling he’s new album fine thats how the feel but being in the game this long I thought they suppose to understand what jay is doing fuck it Iam 24 and i understand the transition jay is going through by trieng to take hiphop to another level so either these two niggas are ignorant or jus bitter that jay’s album did well compared to theirs .don’t get me wrong Iam down with both meth and rae but not doing well don’t mean you should try blame the guy on top how bout checking the history of they last albums did they even go gold?

  • http://http:www.myspace.com/06crisis06 C.R.I.$.I.$.

    Kingdom Come is a great album.

    Lastnight, I received News from back home in Zambia that I had been voted the best Hip-Hop artist….. yall wondering; “What has this got to do with Jay?”… Well, I was listening to his album when I got that News and it felt good.

    My point is, that album is feel good music. If you got some crazy ish goin on in your life, it might not be your cuppa tea. Yall dont hear me tho.

    Jay has entered another dimension lyrically. Listen carefully to his wordplay and story tellin. He dont do it like these other Hip-Pop Artists.

    Besides, he has proved what you can become as an ambitious Young Black Ghetto Child.

    Please note that this album is better than most joints comin out…. it’s actually the best out of everything I’ve heard this year.

    Young Joc was Pop

    Mobb Deep was Flop ( coz Prodigy thought he was invincible talkin stoopid about Jesus and God on the album).

    Lloyd Banks? I aint cop his shit for the fact that when I met the whole G-Unit in London, he was fronting hard and actin like we aint cop his first album and help him eat. Arrogant Muh fucker! Thats why he went Dudd.

    More info? Check out the following:

    http://www.myspace.com/06crisis06

    Enjoy this,

    C.R.I.$.I.$.

  • Gary, Indiana

    Bol you a clown,

    If you was a real nigga you’d understand that Jigga doesn’t give the slightest fuck about what the NY or LA Times say about his album. And he’d care even less what you think.

    I got two lines for you:

    “How you rate music that thugs with nothing relate to/ I help them see they way through it NOT YOU”- Renegade

    And if you don’t understand that here’s why:

    “The percentage who don’t understand, is higher than the percentage who do/ Check yourself what percentage is you”- Can I Live (Remix)

    Oh and here’s a bonus

    “I just tackle the subject flack from the public is NOTHIN/ I know REAL NIGGAS happen to love it/If you don’t like it than look in the mirror, most likely you didn’t live it so you don’t get it/ you can’t visual it the language I’m spittin is so foreign to you”- Freestyle

  • http://http:www.myspace.com/06crisis06 C.R.I.$.I.$.

    I agree Gary.

    I said this once and ama say it again. Nigguz is Browsing the internet and they tratin albums lke dat… they just browse thru. They dont even listen to whats goin on!!!!

    Ignorant muhfukas iz killin da art.

    Sometimes.. I wonder if all the work some of us put into our lyrics as is necessary coz nigguz aint understandin or hearin what a nigga sayin man. The world movin fast and nigguz iz too lazy to listen now?

    I even heard nigguz makin comments about his album cover??? Go buy the real deal and youll soon find out that, that is one of the best album covers this year. I pre-ordered the one with the DVD so, aint buy no cheap imitation. The cover is sick. Get it into your hands and you’ll know what I mean. What you see is not exactly what you get. Jigga too smart man. Thats why he da President of Def Jam.

    And by the way, for all you hatin, non lyric listenin, Dig a Hole nigguz… yall need to understand that the name “Def Jam” don’t mean you shouldnt listen to an album carefully. It’s a label name you idiots!!!!

    Lets see if you understand the lyrics to the first song on this link:

    http://www.myspace.com/06crisis

    or go to: http://www.myspace.com/diamondchainunltd

    http://www.myspace.com/06crisis06

    All these are different links but, let’s see if you understand the lyrics to a song called “The Real Hip-Hop”

    Bustas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Man i think Jigga should rap till he’s 51 cause even then ppl will be on his dick….damn….Get that money camel….

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