The Mike Jordan of recordin’

There’s plenty of other interesting shit going on in hip-hop today, but today’s the day the new Jay-Z album comes out, so that’s all going to have to take a back seat[1]. I already gave it the once over on my own site, but I figured I’d be remiss if I didn’t give it the track-by-track treatment here as well.

Since then, I’ve listened to it a few more times to make sure there wasn’t anything about it that I was missing, like when I realized how much I like New Miserable Experience. I’ve also had the pleasure of playing it for a few of the d-bags I bootleg CDs for (no Lance Rivera) and watching that face they make when “Anything” comes on.

In fact, I don’t know that there’s anything I can say about Kingdom Come that could sum up the way I feel about it better than watching the utter sense of disappointment that washes over people’s faces when they realize how not very good this is. But I don’t want to tip my hand too early in the review, so. . . um, yeah.

The Prelude. I like this better than most of the rest of the tracks on here, but it’s still pretty weak as far as Jay intros are concerned. The Dynasty, anyone? That’s the thing about this album: a lot of it’s not that bad, but it’s still the worst shit he’s ever done, Best of Both Worlds excepted.

Oh My God. Just Blaze at his most bombastic. In a bad way, of course. It reminds me of “Hovi Baby” from Blueprint 2 (which had its moments), but it’s way more grating. I don’t know that Jay could’ve saved this beat if he wanted to, but what’s with all the My Chemical Romance references? I’m sorry, that’s just gay.

Kingdom Come. Just Blaze’s flip of Rick James’ “Superfreak” is losing its novelty for me, but it might still be the best beat on here anyway. Jay’s verses are among his most inspired for this album, which I realize is not saying a whole lot, but still.

Show Me What You Got. I don’t know anyone who likes this. I don’t even think I’d like the original version of “Shaft in Africa” if I heard it. Why at least three separate producers all thought this was going to be a good idea at once is beyond me. Also: “Hands up and wave, wave, wave” = teh ghey.

Lost Ones. While there’s not a whole lot to it, this Dre beat has grown on me a bit in the past couple of weeks. He’s just good like that. No Weezy F Baby. The nails-on-chalkboard chorus? Not so much. Jay’s whiny-ass lyrics? Nope, not them either. Sorry, I’m a champion.

Do U Wanna Ride. One of the better things Kanye has done recently, even if the beat and the chorus don’t seem to match Jay’s actual lyrics very well. Is it just me, or does it seem like John Legend could just as easily be singing to a chick – or, in his case, a guy? No John Legend.

30 Something. If 30 is the new 20, then what’s 20? The new 10? Also, it’s not like Jay’s gonna be in his 30s for much longer anyway. Defining your adulthood, such as it is, by what kind of watch you wear = silly bullshit.

I Made It. Jay’s self-congratulatory dear mama rap has got some nasty oedipal overtones, not unlike that time he rapped about his mom and dad fucking under a sycamore tree.

Anything. To be sure, Jay’s made his share of shit sandwiches going all the way back to the days of In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. That said, this might be the least enjoyable of them all. Has Jay gotten too old to enjoy himself in a strip club? He might need to holler at Irv Gotti.

Hollywood. A Beyonce song right in the middle of a Jay album. And not even a good one. “Bonnie & Clyde ’03″ never sounded better by comparison.

Trouble. Another one of the Dre beats that I kinda dismissed before. Too bad Jay’s lyrics here are just teh ghey.

Dig A Hole.
A real mess of a Cam’ron diss track, with one of the shittier of Swizz Beatz recent works as well as. . . wait for it, an R&B chorus?

Minority Report. Presumably a track Jay made to drum up publicity for the fact that he donated $1 million for Katrina relief. Otherwise, why even mention it? And if Jay never did this whisper rap shit again, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

Beach Chair. According to the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, this track is the work of Dr. Dre as well as the dude from Coldplay. I know some of you d-bags love this, but black people who don’t have any frame of reference wrt white music like all kinds of goofy shit.

Final Thoughts: Worst Jay-Z album evar. Don’t waste your money.

[1] One thing I probably should mention is that Cam’ron just put a track out going at Jay. None of Cam’s diss records ever really do it for me, but the bar has been set so low recently that this can’t help but add to the feeling that Jay lost, as far as I’m concerned.

  • alevyn

    1st bitches

  • fuckcritics

    first!!!!!!!!

  • fuckcritics

    1st!!

  • http://bkswagger.blogspot.com hahacrack rock

    1st bitches!!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND
  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    worst post evar!

  • content

    i think you need to fall back from reportin’

  • FLETCH

    YEAH WHY DONT YOU JUST COME OUT AND SAY, I AM A JAY-Z HATER, AND I AM PROUD OF IT. WHAT’S THE POINT OF MAKING THESE KIND OF ARTICLES? DIPSUX GOT YOU ON THE PAYROLL OR WHAT?

  • Fernando

    Damn…I have nothing to add other than…Finally!! The novelty of Jay Z has worn off. He has been soooo Average for so long, yet his catchy singles & inconsistant “great” songs garnered him the most ridiculous hype machine EVAR.

    Jay Z (circa Reasonable Doubt – In my lifetime Vol. II) = Very Good

    Jay Z (circa Dynasty – Now) = Overhyped. Basically a Royce 59 with beats.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freshmakerodbeatz lukee lefty

    this is coming from a loyal Jay fan the list of his best work. however Kingdom Come can move up a couple notches as time passes.

    reasonable doubt
    blueprint
    black album
    vol.1
    vol.2
    dynasty
    Kingdom Come
    vol.3
    Blueprint 2

  • FLETCH

    BOL looks like Samuel L. Jackson on Leukemia ” YES I’M A HATER, HAVEN’T YOU READ MY OTHER JAY-Z POSTS?!?!?! YES I’M A HATER, AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL!!!” haha

  • http://yahoo.com quin_c813

    Its not as bad as people want it to be,I think its way better than alot of the shit rappers have been putting out lately.By the way BOL,what albums do you like anyways,i was on your website checking your reviews and u hate on everything,why do you even listen to hip hop if your always shitting on it?????

  • Fernando

    Why dont you people just admit that he made a terrible album. Its probably just as bad as Dynasty or Best of Both Worlds…HE IS NOT THE TRUTH DAMNIT!!

    I love old Jay records, that doesnt mean that I should sweat him on GP. Bol likes old Jay records too, so dont get mad at him for being honest. Truthfully…Do any of you actually feel that new single???? ITS HORRIBLE. Thats the weakest he has come lyrically & the chorus / hook was probably written by one of the surviving members of Wrex in effex.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    I wouldn’t trust your opinion if my life depended on it

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Both Blueprint 2 and Vol 3 > Kingdom Come

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Content.

    Yes, Jay-Z is the Mike Jordan of Rap. If anyone knows their NBA history (and I’m guessing that you can’t play basketball for shit which is why you joined the wrestling team instead of using your Big Black Guyness (no cam’ron) for Hoops), they know that Jordan came back in ’95 and was eliminated by the Magic in 5 or 6 games. Sure, he dropped the 55 on my Knicks, but he was still bounced in the second round. The next year-his full season after coming back from retirement-his team went 72-10 and won the championship.

    You can take that bit of sports trivia to a bar and use that on chicks instead of your “Sex with an entry in Wikipedia” line. Asshole.

    Dude, you’ve always hated Jay-Z. It’s all over your own damm site. This review is more useless than a box of Magnums at N-Cred’s house.

    This oughta give you some ammo for your next attack at me: Apparently Jay-Z does the intro on the new Fall Out Boy album. Looks like F.O.B. just got themselves another 10.85 from Rey.

    The Blueprint 2 is Hovi’s worst album. This one is grown ass man rap, something a Big K-Mart workin’, Real World watchin’, Obvious Virgin’ such as yourself knows nothing about.

    Yes, another long ass post. So Be It.

    UNO!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Everyone has their opinion. There is no right answer.

  • Fernando

    If all you can do to justify sweating him is say “well, its better than what D4L put out earlier this year” then it is probably a bad album. Comparing him to all the other crap that comes out is just a way to feel better about a miserable effort by Jay.

  • Spark

    Dig a hole.-Beach Chair.-Show Me What You Got-Lost Ones-trouble-Do U Wanna Ride: very good joints but i dont know what 2 say ’bout- that usher track,beyonce,and that awfull oh my god Just Blaze sux point blank

  • Fernando

    Grown-ass-man Rap???

    So now rapping about dinner dates with Trump, Good FICO scores, Dependable Fuel Milage, a good lawn-care service(rey), sweaters, fabrics, handbags, financial planning, & college education is what people want/????

    Why dont you just buy a Harry Conick Jr. Album??? Its probably better musically than anything Just Gheyz can make on his Casio.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    bad music is bad music. it doesn’t matter if its you favorite rapper doing it. the album just isn’t good just like 98% of the crap that dropped this year.

    i wouldn’t even download this album

  • LONZO

    Even all ya Jayz lovers can’t defend this album, come on its trash. This nigga aint got shit to be creative about…..even if its garbage it’ll still go plat. cuz white people love jay, which is sad……..Go cop CLIPSE next week.

  • content

    Bol = Jerry Springer

    1. relies on shock value
    2. gets along well with fat white women
    3. runs for cover when attacked for his slick comments (blog on G-unit getting pulled hours after posting)

  • Fernando

    Spark……

    show me what you got = Good Song??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    What about that song is good??

    Chorus – “Show me what you got little mama / Show me what you got lil lady/ Now Wave…Wave…Wave…”..hmmmm, no that cant be it.

    Beat – Big Band / Wrex N Effex / Kanye = A no rhythm jumbled mess of garbage

    Lyrics – about a D- for Jay Z standards.

    If that is a song that all you Jay Z stans are going to stand by as a “joint” on the album, then things are even worse than I thought.

  • LONZO

    I aint no Jayz hater, I bought bluprint, reasonable doubt, vol 2 and 3, but kingdome come is like a blueprint 2.2 or sum shit…..
    Rey, grown ass rap?????
    Wat the fuck is grown ass rap?

  • Meka Soul

    > Is it just me, or does it seem like John Legend could just as easily be singing to a chick – or, in his case, a guy? No John Legend.>

    that made me laugh out loud.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Fern…Dude…You’ve already made up your mind that Jay-Z is trash.

    I’m sure your response is going to be “And you’ve made up your mind to be a Jigga Dick Rider”. Moving past that.

    Any other rapper that made this exact same album would be spoken about in the same hushed tones of reverence used when discussing the god MC…Lil’ Wayne. (sarcasm).

    Relax, people. Haters are gonna hate, word to Three Ell Dub.

  • toss

    THANK YOU BOL !!
    THIS IS THE WORST JAY-Z ALBUM.
    EVEN COLDPLAY ALBUMS ARE MORE EXCITING THAN THIS SHIT ! DAMN JAY…WHY?

  • DEEZZ NUTZ

    FLETCH Says:

    November 21st, 2006 at 3:06 pm
    BOL looks like Samuel L. Jackson on Leukemia ” YES I’M A HATER, HAVEN’T YOU READ MY OTHER JAY-Z POSTS?!?!?! YES I’M A HATER, AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL!!!” haha

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I HAVEN’T PAR TAK N IN THE BLOGS LATELY.
    BUT FLETCH THAT SHIT IS FUNNY AS HELL!

  • Fernando

    Im just going to Pretend this never happened.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Bol Says:

    November 21st, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    Both Blueprint 2 and Vol 3 > Kingdom Come

    ^^^^^^^^Vol 3 is one of Jay-Z’s best album!

    Show me what u got > Ur blog

  • DOLLARSHORT

    FIRST, BITCHES

  • LONZO

    Oh and also fuck XXL, evrytime I post sumthing about the gayunit or 50snitch it gets erased. What the fuck happend to free speech!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    If I set out to define grown ass rap, I’ll have to justify my justification. Fuck that shit.

    I’d rather continue to get this for my only point that’s worth repeating:

    I like this album.

    THAT BEING SAID:

    Doctor’s Advocate > Kingdom Come. Game made the better album this time around.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Im still not coppin Hov’s album..cuz well…ill wait for the next one ala jordan 96′

  • Fernando

    I bet that a good number of rappers with the connections to producers & artists that Jay has could have made a better album.

    And Im not sure that somebody else making this album would get praise. That single is GOD AWEFUL, I dont care who it is. And it sounds like the rest is trash too (no dirt angel)

  • Were Read 2 Def

    The album gets a 8 out of 14 from me.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Show Me What You Got is fun. Plain & Simple. You can dance to it. There ya go.

    Singles are rarely uber-lyrical masterpieces. People are blowing this whole fuckin’ thing out of proportion, Damm.

  • Mr.Me

    Bol you wasted alot of energy in those pudgy lemon frosting covered ashy dry semen residue’d fingers of yours (no 30somethin)to type out a reveiw of a wack album after niggas been said that it was wack weeks before it even dropped. Snoop should have seniority over Jay an shoulda been reviewed on here 1st.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Anybody buy that snoop cd? Thinkin bout coppin it..need a west coast fan apponyion..what up nando? U be on that ish?

  • Spark

    last weekend in tha club i waz in (crunked as fux) when they played Show me what u got the place errupted sooo i waz like show me what you got lil lady abd She did!!! Thanks Hova

  • Fernando

    Since he cut a deal with Budweiser, maybe his next album will have a middle-class suburban feel to it. He could rap about being a PTA member & his riding lawnmower. Its not easy to keep an edge when you have so much money, but damn……what happened?

    These were some of my favorite artists growing up…..

    Mobb Deep
    Nas
    Biggie
    Jay
    Outkast
    Goodie Mob
    Twista
    Dre & Snoop…………

    Nas might be the only person worth a damn left on that list. Snoop & Twista are still OK….but damn, thats depressing.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Spark

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    “Show me what u got” grew on me when I went to the club cuz females luv that song…but u cant explain that to Bol cuz well..he’s a hermit

  • LONZO

    Cosign rey on TDA better than kingdom come…….
    Waitin for Shyne to get.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    spark knows whats up…
    lol @ girls STILL wildin to jay

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LOL @ Belize

    Nando- Nas’ album is gonna be awesome. I know there’s probably some more e-thug way of saying that, but I can’t think of one. Nasir still brings it.

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Show me what you got grew on my when Weezy Murdered and was mentioning Mortal Combat characters and shit I was like whoa that is some Nostalgic shit

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I like SMWYG cuz I can do the “and wave!” part of the song.

    I can’t walk it out, chicken noodle soup, lean/rock wit’ it, motorcycle dance, or let my chain hang low, but dammit, I can wave! (no lean back)

  • ESL representa

    *Countdown to N-bred mentions lil wayne*

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Hov playin chess..he gonna amke a takeover 2 on his next Cd that will set up tru-Life as the Roc’s muscle…and DJ clue new CD, Nas Ether 2, and Kanye cert. future plat. Cd and the Dynasty is back like Bol’s breathe

  • http://mikehanson16aol.com Mike Hanson

    I bought the Jay-z album b.c. of the hype, marketing, coming out of retirement b.s. And I knew when I bought it I shouldn’t have spent the $13 on itunes for it. Jay-z will sell b.c. he is Jay-z, but I have to say this album is more dissapointing than the PS3, the album like the game console is JUST an average product at best.

  • LONZO

    Waitin for Shyne to get out.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    The Lil’ Wayne freestyle was alright, but his voice is fuckin’ annoying.

  • Spark

    but those joints wit usher beyonce even fuckin minority report and the we made it mama those suck ballz (no-weezy)

  • Fernando

    Show me what you got is “Fun”……Ok, Ill leave this one alone. I cant argue with “fun”. Just know that once the “Fun-ness” wears off, your just gonna be stuck with a sh*t-bag song at the end of the day.

    Spark –
    Good memories can make songs seem better than they are…..Just remember, B*tches also go crazy when they hear “livin on a prayer” in the club, so I try not read to much into what drunk women think is “hot”. Remember this is the country that made “livin la vida loca” & “Macarena” smash hits…..Like the TI’s in Israel say…”Never Forget”!

  • Meka Soul

    >There’s plenty of other interesting shit going on in hip-hop today>

    like what? fat joe’s mess of an album? tiny tim [aka cam'ron] releasing another song? kramer’s racial rant about sodomizing a lynched black man [lol @ the black guy screamin' back "that was uncalled for, you cracker-ass mu'fucka!"]?

    somebody tell me otherwise.

  • Spark

    lol fern-point taken. but im feelin peterock & 9th wonder class in session thats serious grown up shit

  • Darkman

    Bol has got to be a Jay-Z freakin’ hater. His opinion suck ballz!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Co-Sign Beli.

    Jay gave Nas the best buncha press he could have by putting out an average at best (even tho’ i like it) album.

    The eyes of the rap world are gonna be on the Clipse for about 2 weeks, and then the Nasir Jones countdown is on. If they can keep that album from leaking too far ahead of time, people will be curious to hear it just cuz whenever someone mentions Jay they’re gonna mention Nas.

    I think it’s a good move.

    Kanye’s next album is gonna be another classic, and I’m curious to see what approach he takes on this one.

    I’m sure Hova will have some serious Takeover/Ether for his foes on either his next mixtape (which will probably be better received than this album) or his next album—Altho’ I doubt the Dips will still matter this time next year. Cam is done, Juelz sold his soul for gold (cuz aside from mic check that album was gimmicky trash), and Jim Jones’ clock is on 13:00 right now.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Ohh shyt!!! IFux is back…just checkd ur site playa..impressed..I got say that u look like ur over that Bitch..what was the cure? New pussy or old pussy? lol

    oooooooooooooooo shyt

    IFUX

    WTF? WHEN DID LIL NATE BLOCK YAO????????????????? I MISSED THAT GAME!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, the old “Fun” defense got Fern!

    Rap needs Hovi Hov. He didn’t wanna come back under these circumstances, but he did. The next one will be classic.

    Anyone hear that new Eminem joint, “No Apologies”? I hate to say it, but I think Mr. Mathers has officially fallen off. I mean, I thought Encore was a fluke–a 4th quarter save cuz game and 50s albums wouldn’t be done in time for 4th quarter ’04–but I think Dude just fell the hell off.

  • Spark

    I heard the Clipse new lp & it sure doesnt derserve the xxl it got its gettin lame the cokeraps

  • ESL representa

    jay still feels shitty cuz of the whole Ether/Superugly shit. He feel like he lost so whats the next worst thing…..hire the fucker release albums one month apart and see who sells more. then when he goes somewhere else(and you know is nas shit sells he gone want another god-awful ill will2 records or some dumb shit)jay will have the last laugh in beef2.
    Only jay whole plan was based on him havin a smash album

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    S. Carter mixtape > Black album

    therefore

    Invasion Mixtape will probably be Hov’s real welcome back CD..watch!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    That was last nite, Beli.

  • chizamp

    Ha…not surprised at all Bol…yo man…were you malested by a big lip brotha when you were a kid? Whats up with you and Jay z? Damn nigga….you sound like one of his hoe’s that he never called back after a one night stand…stop hating on him…KINGDOM COME!!!! what!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hov in fall 2006 = Nas in fall 2001

    They’re gonna fuck around and make Hovi go back to being a beast. That album won’t be all apologetic and nostalgic with a bit of attitude. THAT album is gonna be him destroying the competition over some hard-ass beats.

    Watch.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    I think No apologies is Em’s best song since “ïm a soldier”

    K..i didnt watch any games cuz my Bulls are pissin me off right now

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Oh and stop saying he’s the Mike Jordan of recordin. Michael Jackson or Elvis is the Mike Jordan of recording. Over 100 million sold.

    1. He ain’t even the Jordan of rap. BIG only dropped 2 albums and his work is killing Jay.

    2. Jodan’s peers and predecesors all agree the he was the best. Most MC’s will laugh if you asked them is Jay the best ever.

  • Meka Soul

    >WTF? WHEN DID LIL NATE BLOCK YAO????????????????? I MISSED THAT GAME!!!!!!!!>

    last night. it was all over sportscenter. lol @ yao holding his eye after nate blocked his shot then slapped him in it simultaneously.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Hov in 2007 = Nas in 2001

  • Fernando

    Eminem sounds brutally out of place on that new Akon song. Its the worst cadance & voice tone for that song.

    Rey –

    Dont act like Jay was dragged back in because hip-hop was dying without him. He was greedy & egotistical (not insults btw) and desperately needed some kind of numbers out of Def Jam.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Wow… No Apologies sounded really bad.. I’ll have to check it out again.

    I hated Soldier, actually.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    The smack that song?

    Ehh, I’ll agree with Def Jam needing numbers, but that’s still him being dragged in. Let’s say Mef, the Roots, and Rick ROWSS all went Plat. Jay wouldn’t have come back. Essentially, he was dragged back–His company needed him. (no juelz)

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    yeah but thats the last decent verse from Em..smack that is wack..but the girls luv it

  • http://xxlmag.com D Rock

    U r a fuckin Dumb ass i bet u got a dipset chain on right now i agree this aint no reasonable doubt but come on nobody says what he says tha way he says it srry mutha fucka u jus a hater i agree i dont like all of the somgs but come on beach chair he kilt that shit hes talkin about his unborn child u dumb shit nobody talks that introspective shit all they talk about is bull shit (rudy pudy hudy bullshit that camron spitts ) yall mutha fuckers listen to music wit ear plugs get tha fuck outta here

  • Jigga

    Jay-z album is bangin. I didn’t fel it the first time I heard it but the more I did I got it. I only don’t feel 2-3 songs on Kingdom Come. Beach Chair is a banging Song. If it was another rapper who mad this album people would be saying classic so please stop hating. Number 1 album for 2006 what more can I say

  • Danja29

    Ahhhh… and yet you like Jim Jones’ album. And you don’t like the Clipse album. But you do like Christina Aguilera’s shit.

    Your credibility is SHOT, Bol.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    lol @ the Mcdonalds sucker punch Ifux

  • Spark

    yeah that punch waz fuckin ridiculus

  • The Bizness

    This album Sucks the spheres, good thing “I got it 4 Cheap!”

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    i think the fact that the guy followed him in to Mcdonalds made it funnier…nobody follows u to a Mikeydeez unless u really pissed em off

  • jacquez
  • Spark

    check out Wu-cribs its pretty good on i fux page

  • Jigga

    Heard the clispe album is no classic!!!!!!

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    YEah its loadin..i saw it a while back though..its iant fukin wit Redman though..his shit is classic

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    lol @ ugod gettin the smallest room

  • the one

    This review is more useless than a box of Magnums at N-Cred’s house.
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    He was greedy & egotistical (not insults btw) and desperately needed some kind of numbers out of Def Jam
    _____________________________________

    Sorry homie, that album was dropped on The Roc. Do your homework, dude.

  • superman

    MORE LIKE THE WIZARDS ON THIS LP,I HOP NAS COME RIGHT!

  • the one

    WE’LL SEE WHO’S THE REAL KING OF N.Y COME DECEMBER 19, 2006.

    NaS IS COMIN…………………

  • POBE

    WORD THIS ALBUM IS TRAAAAAAASH!

    DIPSET BYRDGANG ALL DAY

  • john cochran

    People are so surprised to see Jay make a shitty album. So what, he’s done it before( blueprint 2, vol.3). Get over it Jay-z fans, he’s not superman. You have to realize once you reach the top musically and financially, there’s only one place to go but down. His funds aint goin nowhere, but his music is definetly suffering. i think the reason is because many rappers use thier suffering and troubles as fuel. Once you’re a multi- million dollar superstar you start having less and less to rap about.

  • john cochran

    Snoop and Nas look hungrier than ever though.

  • http://aol.com BIG BOOLY

    props to bol finally somebody who admits jay-z sucks ass

  • Fernando

    The One –

    Who owns Roc-a-fella??? Do your homework dude.

  • Fernando

    Worfless Blog Today

    Adios

  • QUEENZGETTHEMONEY

    can you tell me where you live so i can smack you in your fuckin face?

  • the one

    That album Is still wack…

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    JUS GOT THE KINGDOME COME LIMITED EDITION W/ DVD!
    ARTWORK LOOKS ILL!
    GO COP THAT SHIT!

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    WHILE @ BEST BUY I ASKED IF IT WAS SELLIN…..YUP!

  • Prince Of The South

    I bought this cd today, haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but it can’t be any worse than Yung Joc and Young Dro’s albums.

  • Crenshaw Mafia

    This is the most God awful shit ever. If Jay(Hova) as he likes to refer to himself, along with other monikers is the god of Rap, then I am about to become a damn aetheist. This album maybe half way acceptable for those born in 1990, but to anyone who has heard a real rap album (circa 1988-1994) then you know this is garbage. What seems to add more fuel to this unholy fire, is the amount of publicity and push this album received. Where was this push for Method Man and Ghostface (Def Jam artist gone mad)? If El Presidente (yet another moniker) would have put a 1/16 of the push behind his own weed carrier (insert M.E.M.P.H.I.S Bleek) he could have went seqouia (triple wood, no homo). This is just a blasphemous abomination of an album from the god mc. The bright side to all of this is that I didn’t waste my money on this album, I listened to my employees copy, who, by the way is looking for any buyers.

  • Fernando

    Invisible Stan –

    Glad you bought some artwork for $12. Does the art make “show me what you got” tolerable???

    Of course its selling. If Starbucks can get $4 for crappy coffee and 7th heaven can sell its seasons on DVD…then Jay will probably make a few ends on this lackluster effort

  • Fernando

    Common Theme of the Day…………

    “At least Kingdom Come cant be any worse than(insert terrible rapper)”
    Sorry guys, thats not a very convincing reason to buy it……OR

    “If a schmuck MC released this, we would all say its pretty good” Again, it must suck if thats the best that Jay Loyalists can come up with.

  • CURLZ

    I smell hater. Is it bol??
    What the fuck kinda post was that shit??? If u look in the street dictionariy there would be a pic of u and fuckin oprah under hater u fuck up. Jay-z Is one of raps greatest lyricis! He will go down in history next to the Krs-ones and biggies of rap! how can his album possibly this bad. I just coped that shit and it was bangin son learn some shit before u hate on a nigga of jays statur.

    Like how the fuck can u review a hip hop album like u just some dude who lives in his moms house and has never had sex in his life !!!! How the fuck r u hip hop!
    Im sick of u fuckin review shotjocks stop talkin shit!

    P.S. Ur Name is STRAIGHT GUY NIGGGGAAAA

  • BlackBoy

    ” I know some of you d-bags love this, but black people who don’t have any frame of reference with white music like all kinds of goofy shit.”

    AMEN BROTHER. preach.

  • CURLZ

    gay*

  • South Ambassador

    I actually liked the album…….however, for his coming back effort I wish he would’ve showed that flashy rap that the rest of yall love so much to get yall haters off his back, but this is the shit I like from Jay. Say what you say……..but da shit gone sell like blunt wraps.

  • Corinne

    Final Thoughts: Worst Jay-Z album evar. Don’t waste your money.

    ^^^Ouch Bol. You know I’m keep wondering why jay fell off hard, the diss, the record.He still pretty damn young and he has great talent, so what’s going on Jay? Whatever it is, doing what he doing right now he making his rep look soft. Jay gives us another 99 problems!, he’ll come up with it though. Hm, I not a Jay Z fan, but I’m rooting for him.

  • BlackBoy

    excuse me, my fault: In relation to “Minority Report” and “Beach Chair”

    ” I know some of you d-bags love this, but black people who don’t have any frame of reference with white music like all kinds of goofy shit.”

  • frankwhite45

    The album is aight but he will move big units myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • INVISIBLE_HAND

    my name is like my dick cuz its stays in hoes mouths.

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    Final Thoughts: Worst Jay-Z album evar. Don’t waste your money.

    ^^^^Ouch Bol. You know after reading Tara, maybe she explains it, all our answers about Jay, what’s going with him.
    But in my thoughts, I’m wondering if he is even trying anymore or really caring to. That’s what happens though, when rappers don’t enjoy what they love to do anymore and just out for the money, you can tell they slip ( no curt cobain)I’m just hoping it’s not that with Jay, like he feels it’s a obligation to rap and hit back for what that ass was trying to say about him. Jay fuck that other bullshit, give us another 99 problems. Funny, I’m not a Jay fan, but I’m rootin for pa.

  • JAY

    i guess people don’t listen to words anymore it all about beats. lyrical is what emecess are about and lyrical he came with it but most of yall use to drug and women getting disrepected. not one time did he use B*786 in a song. So you guy don’t know hip hop.

  • thoreauly77

    first!

  • http://www.myspace.com/daojones1 daojones

    BOL noone takes ur posts seriously….u won hater of the year for 2006, congratulations. u are “teh ghey”.

  • L.A. WILSON JR

    Horrible review. I disagree. Jay is going multi plat as usual. Fans and critics unlike we understand, comprehend, and appreciate this album if you remember one thing, things have changed, Jay is not the same. This is no Blueprint, no Volume 2 or 3, no Reasonable Doubt, it’s 2006. He has involved and is still the best at it. Great album.

  • 110 street

    Damb Bol i have to agree wit you i been playin it since last night i got mine on 42nd street at midnight when i got off, its not whut i expected but i will put it in the dodge but jim and game still in heavy rotation.

  • Corinne
  • DollasTexas

    man that nigga SHAWN CARTER got over on my pockets today … something told me to go bootleg on this one, but i had to do it, go against that voice in my head that said: “that nigga should have stayed retired,” i should have known the way he fukked up promotions at DEF JAM he was gonna fuck up a KINGDOM (that has) COME and left!

  • Joey Crack

    HEY GUYS!!! GUESS WHAT BOL SAID JIGGA’S ALBUM IS WACK SO WE SHOULDNT BUY IT!! THANK GOD HE SAID IT SUCKS BECAUSE NOW I WONT DRIVE TO BEST BUY!!! THANKS BOL!!

    ……yea whatever….people have opinions and just because your the head of a opinionated blog doesnt mean your correct. Any real Jay fan already knows this album is better than the Black Album because its much more introspective. The album is worth buying if your still into lyrics, if your into niggas talkin bout “they wrist silly,” ….Jenny Jones?? then dont buy it. I already listened to it 3 times and everytime is sounds better.

  • REAL TALK

    YO..Y DOES XXL HAVE DIS HATIN ASS FAT NIGGA BOL POSTIN ON HERE..HIS CHARACTER IS LIKE DA SIMON OF AMERICAN IDOL..DONT LIKE NUTHIN..U SAY U DUNT NO ANY1 WHO LIKE SHOW ME WAHY U GOT..U OBVIOUS HAVE NO FEMALE FRINEDS..GAY ASS NIGGA..

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    It’s NO “Black Album”, but it’s not his worst ever…

    I wouldn’t pay for it, unless ur tryin to finish ur “Jay-Z collection” (i know people who bought just for that purpose)…

    Otherwise, let it rip!

    And FUCK NBred!

  • Come Check Me

    Str8 up, Bol has a point, Jay comes soft on this album, and i dont care if you call it grown man rap, he didn’t hit it home with his fan base. Second, Rey prolly jerks off to the cropped image of Bol on the XXL banner, cause this dude never shuts up about homie, and posts up in his comments section on EVERY entry. Mans need to find a girl and stop stressing a more succesful writer, fall back pussiboi.

  • Tef

    BOL IS A FUKIN HATERR… I DONT KNO WHATS WRONG WIT THIS DUDE. HOW U GONE SAY DONT BUY A NIGGA ALBUM. HE SOUND LIKE BENZINO, WHEN HE WAS BEEFIN WIT SHADY. HE MAKIN ME LOSE RESPECT 4 XXL. CUZZ IT SOUND LIKE HE HOT SUMHIN AGAINST JAY. AND IF U A EDITOR OF A MAG U GOTTA B NEUTRAL, U CANT DIS LIKE ANIGA.

    THAT JAY ALBUM IS 4 THE NIGAS ON THEY GROWN SHHT. NO MORE OF THAT I SOLD DRUGS. IMMA PLAYERR IM THIS N THAT. HE BEEN OUT THE HOOD. HE REP’D DA HOOD 4 11 ALBUMS. HE CANT LEAVE THE GAME N CUMM BAK TO THE GAME RAPPIN BOUT THE SAME SHHT. N YALL AS RAP FANS SHOULDN WANT TO HERE THE SAME SHHT. U GOT EVERY SINGLE OTHA RAPPER TO LISTEN TO N THE GAME IF U WANNNA HEAR THAT TYPE OF SHHT. I HAD THE ALBUM B4 IT CAME OUT N I STILL WENT TO GO GET IT. BUY DAT SHHT. ITS MO DEN WORTH IT

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

    Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one… in the family. Look’s like XXL Mag employed one.

    I thin Kingdom Come is da baddest joint out this year. Tell me an album that can beat that?

    I just heard Camron’s new diss track. That nigga readin his lyrics man… can’t you tell?… see thats the problem when you get nigguz that don’t understand music to write about it.

    Some of the tracks on this album album grow on you.

    It aint one of those albums you buy and start monkey jumpin yo ass around. You gotta understand whats goin on in da music.

    Damn! I thought player haterz was just in my country, Zambia, they international now…. they even know how to use the internet now? Sh*t!!!!
    You know what? You need to listen to the following:

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

    Maybe then, you’ll understand where I’m coming from.

  • Charlie Murphy

    yeah this albumn holds similarities to Diddy’s albumn…both had incredible amounts of promotion but sucked cok

    Best albumn of the year is still the Doc’s advocate

  • Phtnm

    Hey guys, whats the deal with the three reasonable doubt “bonus” songs??
    New verses and beats or just re-mastered..
    I have heard both, that they are gonna be New verses new beats same hooks… But then hiphopsite says that they are just remastered version,…

    Which one is it?? I havent copped yet and would like to know, if they are new songs Ima cop the standard, if they are just remastered Ima cop the deluxe with the DVD.. someone Hola back ASAP

  • http://xxlmag.com pifru313

    c’mon now. did you really think it was gonna be hot. what more can i say, told ya he was done.

    gimmick…

  • rich4rdda3rd

    umm reasonable doubt was slept on when it first came out too….just sayin

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    The new Hov album is decent..not great but def not as wack as Bol portray’s it to me..hope he makes a video 4 minority report

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

    much respect to bol, you have the balls to speak ur mind. jay dicklickers will be out in force now. this album really is bad.

    doctor’s advocate>hustler’s p.o.m.e> kingdom come

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    me=be*

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    lol @ Hova gettin a Denzel co-sign

  • Shaun the Great

    This website is a shitty ass representation of the hip hop world. I can’t believe people feed into this shit. Every time I come here somebody is hatin on another rapper. It’s true what they say critics have no life that’s why they talk about people who are doing well. Man fuck XXl Hip Hop on a Higher level that is some Bullshit!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    LONZO. White people do not love Jay. I’m still searching for the crazy fucks that do.

  • http://www.myspace.com/06crisis06 C.R.I.$.I.$.
  • “Eminem”Xpektme

    jay z’s not tha king, and tha Kingdoms garbage.
    whats this kid retarded, give ‘em back they 16 dollars

  • “Eminem”Xpektme

    GIVE THEM BACK THEY’RE 16 DOLLARS
    MR G-5

  • POINTGOD KG14

    YO, KINGDOM COME MIGHT NOT BE JAY Z’S BEST WORK BUT Y ARE WE COMPARING THE ALBUMS TO ALBUMS OF THE PAST. ITS GOOD FOR WHAT IT IS,,,,AND THAT MAN WHO HAS NOTHIN ELSE TO PROVE IN THE RAP GAME RELEASING HIS 9TH ALBUM….WHAT MORE CAN I SAY…AND BY THE WAY NAME ANY OTHER ALBUM THATS BETTER THIS YEAR……SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT, ANYTHING, HOLLYWOOD WEAK TRACKS..EVRYTHING ELSE BETTER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE’S SHIT THIS YEAR….GIVE IT A KEEN LISTEN THEN COMMENT…..KEEP MY ENEMIES CLOSE….GIVE EM ENOUGH ROPE……..THEY PUT THEMSELVES IN THE AIR….ALL I DO KICK AWAY THE CHAIR…..AND FINALLY IF U CANT FEEL BEACH CHAIR….U SHOULDNT LISTEN TO HIP HOP….JAY Z IS GIVING US A PREVIEW OF THE FUTURE OF HIP HOP……..LETS SEE WHAT 50, THE GAME,AND ANYONE ELSE WRITES ABOUT WHEN THEY’VE DONE WHAT HE HAS……….HOLLA AT UR BOY…………..BRUCE WAYNE OF THE RAP GAME..IF YA NEED ME ……….THROW ROC SIGNS IN THE AIR

  • jon jon–23

    He shouldn’t have started rapping again. He is after all CEO of Def Jam and should concenctrate on his artists. Kids don’t want to hear their fathers rap; that’s just corny.

  • http://myspace.com/teflonhahn Teflon-Hahn

    This dude is a hater, He used references in his review from OTHER PEOPLE. Go to any search engine and type in “Jay-Z kingodm come album review” and read the first few sites. Callin neptunes tracks “shit sandwiches, and sayin is 20 the new 10, are all things other people said in their reviews. You trying to hard homie. You suck, and this album was actually pretty banging. Go screw.

  • cpthedon

    bol is a ugly hater.

    however, i bought the album earlier today(reluctantly). i heard about 7 of the songs previously. it is fair to say that i was not blown away by none of the songs.

    despite this being perhaps jay z’z worst album, it is still better than everything else out there.

    c’mon can a 37 year old multi millionaire be inspired to rap these days? especially, when DFB can outsell other rappers this year

  • POINTGOD KG14

    Y’all viewing y’all’s version of the Lord God/ MC, little nigga, applaud, or/ Forever burn in the fire that I spit at y’all/ I rebuke you little nigga/ The meek shall perish/ I’ll roof you, little nigga/ I’m a project terrorist” with lyrics like that how can u hate

  • adam

    you stupid fat ass black bitch u dont know what the fuck ur talkin about camron and u can both choke on a dick bitch jay-z is the best rapper alive

  • http://babyfacedkayos.blogspot.com/ KAYOS

    YEAH I KNOW, I AM A JAY NUT RIDER… WHATEVER. HE IS MY FAV RAPPER. SOOOO WHAT…. BESIDES I HAVENT HAD SO MANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT A FLIPPIN ALBUM EVER… YALL R ALL JUST AS “ANCY” ABOUT THIS ALBUM AS I AM. THE INTERNET IS BUZZING… IMMA BUZZ BACK.

    1ST LETS CLEAR THE AIR. THE ALBUM IS NOT WACK!

    IT IS DIFFERENT THAN THAT I WANTED. BUT IT AINT WIZZACK. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ECPECTED THAT HE WOULDNT MAKE AN ALBUM 4 TEENY BOPPERS, AND THAT THE POP MUSIC JAY IS GONE. WHAT WAS THE LAST GOOD POP RECORD THIS MAN MADE? UMMMMM LAST BLATANT CLUB SINGLE WAS “I JUST WANNA LOVE YOU (GIVE IT TO ME)” HE JUST AINT DOIN THAT ANYMORE….

    IF U WANT JAY 2 BRING IT 4 THE STREETS… AGAIN. ITS THE WRONG ALBUM. THIS IS A
    36YEAR OLD GUY NOW. IF HE WAS SPITTIN ALL ALBUM ABOUT BITCHES AND HOES, GUNS, ROBBERIES AND DRUG DEALIN, YOU WOULD ALL BE COMPLAINING ABOUT JAY IS STUNTIN, TRYNA BE SOMETHING HE ISNT. GO BUY RICK ROSS, OR JEEZY, OR THE CLIPSE… (BTW I HOPE JEEZY OR THE CLIPSE CAN RAP IN THE PRESENT TENSE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT AINT ABOUT COKE REAL SOON, AFTER 2 ALBUMS COME OUT, THE STREET SHIT AINT EVEN REALISTSIC ANYMORE… )

    BUT NOW THE ACTUAL ALBUM. ITS FUKKIN GOOD AS HELL.
    CLASSIC? NO.
    ITS NOT REASONABLE DOUBT. ITS NOT BLUEPRINT. ITS NOT EVEN THE BLACK ALBUM. BUT S IT BETTER THAN VOL. 3? DEFINANTLY. IS IT BETTER THEN BLUEPRINT 2… ABSOLUTELY. ITS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD JAY ALBUM. ITS NOT HIS WORST WORK (OVERALL) NOR IS IT HIS BEST. THERE ARE STAND OUT TRACKS LIKE “BEACH CHAIR” OR “DO U WANNA RIDE” AS WELL AS THE 2 WORST TRACKS OF HIS CAREER… “ANYTHING” W/ USHER, AND “HOLLYWOOD” WITH BEYONCE. THSES 2 SONGS R TERRIBLE. WORSE THAN ANYTHING HE HAS PUT ON A JAY ALBUM. I MEAN JUST WACK. WITHOUT THOSE 2 SONGS, THIS ALBUM MAY BE ARGUABLY GREAT. IF “BLACK REPUBLICANS” W/ NAS REPLACED THE USHER CRAP, AND JAY DUG UP ALMOST ANY OTHER SONG, HE WOULD HAVE ANOTHER ARGUABLE CLASSIC HERE. SURE JAY DOESNT SPIT THAT SUPER DUPER JIGGA SHIT. HE ISNT THE SPEED RAPPIN TECHNICAL WIZARD HE HAS BEEN IN THE PAST, BUT HAS JAY’S FLOW BEEN 2 TECHNICAL SINCE THE NEW MILLINIUM ANYWAY? I THOUGHT BLUEPRINT WAS WACK @ 1ST… THEN I LISTENED 2 THE WORDS OF THE SONGS. AND JAY WAS STILL JUST AS NICE AS EVER. HELL IF U REALLY WANNA LOOK @ IT, A JAY SOLO ALBUM HAS NEVER SEEN JAY REALLY DEVIATE FROMTHE SIMPLE DELIVERY 2 MUCH ANYWAY. JAY EXPERIMENTS ON OTHER PEOPLES SHIT, BUT HE DOES WHAT HE DOES BEST ON HIS OWN ALBUMS, PAINT PICTURES SO VIVID BOB ROSS WOULD BE PROUD. HE MAY HAVE A SONG OR 2 WHERE HE FLIPS IT UP USUALLY, BUT THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF HS CATALOG IS A SIMPLE DELIVERY, ALLOWING U 2 FOCUS ON THE LYRICS, AND HOW HE ASSEMBLES THE WORDS, AND NOT BE DISTRACTED BY GIMMICKY STYLES OR THE LIKE.

    JAY ISNT AS COCLY AS USUAL OVER THE ENTIRE ALBUM. HE IS MORE VULNERABLE THAN EVER HERE. HE SEEMS PREOCCUPIED W/ THE WHOLE ROCAFELLA/DAME SITUATION AND HIS NEPHEW DYING THEN HE IS W/ BEING FLY. IF THERE WAS EVER A JAY ALBUM W/ AN OVERRIDING THEME, OUTSIDE OF RESONABLE DOUBT OR THE BLACK LBUM THIS IS IT. THOSE 2 WERE ABOUT DEFINING MOMENTS. A HUSTLERS ENTRANCE 2 THE RAP “GAME” AND HERALDED RAPPERS EXIT FROM SAID “GAME”

    KINGDOME COME ISNT EVEN REALLY ABOUT A TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF A RULER. JAY HASNT REALLY GONE ANYWHERE. ITS MORE ABOUT A GROWN MAN WHO IS SORRY ABOUT SO MUCH, AND HAS NO OTHER WAY 2 VENT THAN IN A BOOTH.

    ITS LIKE JAY SAYS ON THE OPENING RAP OF THE ALBUM….
    “THE GAME’S FUCK UP/ NYGGAS YA BEATS BANGIN, YA HOOKS DID IT/ YA LYRICS DIDNT, YA GANSTER LOOK DID IT/ SO I WOULD WRITE IT, IF YA COULD GET IT/BEING INTRICATE WILL GET U WOOD CRITIC/ ON THE INTERNET, THEY’RE LIKE YOU SHOULD SPIT IT/ IM LIKE YOU SHOULD BUY IT NYGGA ITS GOOD BUSINESS”

    GO IN JAY. GO IN!

    GET @ ME.

  • POINTGOD KG14

    Does this reviewer have the real album or just the leaked version? because there is supposed to be three more songs on it, remakes from reasonable doubt, and nas is supposed to be on it. So maybe he doesn’t have the real thing…as far as the review goes, it sucked. No this album is not a classic, but it is dope.. Intro is insane, “oh my god” is a banger, “kingdom come” is one of the best songs of the year, “show me” is a great single, “lost one” is insane, “do you wanna ride” is one of the top 3 songs on album, “30 something” is great for the 30 year olds and it’s fly as sh*t, “i made it” is a great mama song, “anything” is weak, “hollywood” is cool for the ladies but he doesn’t say much, “trouble” is an ill ass banger, “dig a hole” is nice but could’ve been a lot better, “minority report” is classic, and finally “beach chair” is one of hov’s craziest songs! that’s a review children… Good album, not his best but still nuts, people expect this album to change their lives and it won’t. Just enjoy the music… “good lord!!!”

  • BIG ROB

    bol is starting to sound like the “comic book guy” from the simpsons. “Worst Bloger Ever”

  • john

    Whoever wrote this review is a fuckin idiot. About 8 tracks solid on this album are hot fire. To even mention Cam’ron in the same world as Hov shows u know absolutely nothing.

  • yung ceasa

    imma really big fan of jay’s but i hate 2 say it but this really iz his worst work of his career i only liked 4 songs 5 at tha most off of this lp. my honest opinion he should have jus stayed behind tha desk signin checkes 2 albums that werent doin nething neway because thats tha whole reason 4 comin back sell some albums cause none of tha artists on def jam or tha roc iz movin ne units. but he should have let black album be tha last one he put cause think about it there songs on that album that are classics people still listen 2 like P.S.A. everybody knows that “allow me to rentroduce myself my name is hov/h to tha v i used move snowflakes by tha oz” now that was that shyt so basically he left out wit somethin of a classic this kingdom come shyt hate 2 admit but its like jim and dame said its kingdom DONE

  • Killer

    Now Tell Who Won…they see us they run…hahaha!

  • http://u-mad.net Truth

    LOL@ this big bald faggot’s stupid ass “review”

    dumb ass ape.

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

    Jay is the sh*t.

    Besides Rap. He done alot for my continent, Africa. He helpin people thats dying out there, you listen to Minority Report. Thats Why you cats dont understand coz, you live in an environment where you get paid for sittin yo a$$ home doin nothin.

    I am from a place where it aint fair and there’s no Welfare. Yall know nuttin. Thats the problem wit kids! Yall see life like a damn video game.
    Yall wanna see the fake blood and all the fiction. You dissapoint me how most of you American’s dnt understand life.

    You love being lied to by rappers like Camron, The Game… oh and especially them D-Block nigguz. They killed so many peeps in thie raps, the sh*t is unbelievable… and then they wonder why they underdogs.

    Jay has proved what a rapper can grow up to be and now nigguz like Jim Jones wanna take a corporate position. How they gon be successful when they sellin Double Plastic?

    Jay-Z went from sellin platinum to runin da show and trying to get other Def Jam Artists go plat.

    I hope L.A. Reid gets rid of little Juelz Santana. That boy dissin Jay when he aint sellin and helpin Def Jam earn real money. He a bammer!

    Jay-Z has helped Def Jam with a great percentage of it’s earnings and he does his thing as a rapper.

    Have you heard the new diss song? Go to: http://www.myspace.com/06crisis

    Now, that is heat!

  • ace boogie

    dis nigga really hates jay….dont let ya feelings toward him cloud the fact the album was pretty good and betta than most of the bullshit that came out dis year….damn! jay musta really rubbed u the wrong way huh?

  • JAY LOST

    LOLOLO the Camel takes an L on this 1.

  • k$

    did u even listen to “trouble” – the track is nuts…if u were an unbiased journalist, reading ure pieces wouldn’t be so worthless. camron better? c’mon.

  • The Originator

    Mike Jordan of Recording?
    Bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jay-Z is nothing like MJ
    Jay sorry ass has never went diamond.
    It took his first album damn near 3 years to go platinum.

  • cghost

    Question???? Why did ya’ll spend the whole summer complaining about how Jay-Z needed to drop an album????? Only to shit on it when he does?

  • thatdukeSuave

    Am I the only one thats waitin on Nas to strait Ether Cam’wrong for bringin him into this fake ass beef?

  • the chancellor

    Jay is and will always be the greatest rapper of all time.

    10 multi-platinum albums
    5 grammys
    still relevant

    (all those tupac records; i.e, pacs life and shit dont count because they are glorified compilation records, studio records have to be made.)

    Bringing Def Jam back to prominence
    priceless

  • BeeHeezy

    WILL I EVER READ A POST WHERE BOL GIVES JAY-Z HIS PROPS?????????????????

    Wow this guy must have something against Jay because I listened to it and the CD is nice from track #1 to #14.

  • http://xxlmag Jared Woods

    DOGG IS U SEIROUS
    THIS NIGGAS ASS
    FUCK GAY-Z

  • calimovement

    I dont know about tracks #1 to #14 all being good…but the album aint bad…not a Jay caliber album though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    I learned a long time ago, whenever you read one of these Bol reviews, DEFINITELY, go hear the album for your damn self.

    Kingdom Come = pretty good damn album.

    Hollywood = Not a piece of shit

  • TEXAS

    Im a texas cat, and I picked up the new jay cd…first thought was that is was too mellow for a crunk nikka like myself..but after the second time listening…it grows on ya…is more intellectual type of Jay z on this one…so hate if you want..but its still a classic…so dig a hole and bury yourself!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I must have really left an impression on you insecure perpetrating homotional ducks…wanna know what is ultra-gay…having some dude you don’t even know on your mind…don’t say im not cuz I browsed the comment section of this duck convention and noticed my screenname mentioned multiple times…that is the epitome of hating…I really touched you ducks emotions…grow some balls then maybe you will get off mine…Jay album wont be purchased or supported by me…why because he and it sucks….he is a fraud who wouldn’t be who he is if it were not for the deaths of Biggie and Pac…that statement sums up J’s career and a lot of others…would Nas be who he is…Yes…Weezy yes…Snoop hell yea…would we have the BS flooding the airwaves no…now it becomes clear to me why the FBI wanted these guys dead…

  • rich4rdda3rd

    reasonable doubt was slept on when it first came out…just sayin

  • Spark

    Big props to Jay for that hangar tour 7 cities in 17 hours now thats just fuckin nuts Who else does that shit???. Hova Hova Hova !!!! Show respects ninja’s

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  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Come Check Me Says:

    November 21st, 2006 at 7:46 pm
    Str8 up, Bol has a point, Jay comes soft on this album, and i dont care if you call it grown man rap, he didn’t hit it home with his fan base. Second, Rey prolly jerks off to the cropped image of Bol on the XXL banner, cause this dude never shuts up about homie, and posts up in his comments section on EVERY entry. Mans need to find a girl and stop stressing a more succesful writer, fall back pussiboi.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Hmm.. Sorry, I don’t respond back to Blog dwelling E-Thugs.

  • the truth

    Most of these comments are childish and immature… Hov’s the best ever, period! This is an artistic representation of a man closer to 40 than 30 who has had unmatched success in a field most of you wish were in… Don’t let your jealousy cloud your judgement… Here’s some advice don’t paper hate, just go out and get some!!!!

  • let the game begin

    It’s niggas who don’t want to grow that don’t feel jay. besides,HOW OLD IS BOL? because with that fat face you sho look 40 somthing to me…

    JUS COZ YOU’ER NOT MAKIN THE MONEY JAY IS MAKIN DON’T MEAN YOU SHOULD HATE HIM .

    LIKE NAS SAID DON’T HATE ME HATE THE MONEY I SEE.

  • young h

    yall just some haters, anytime you see someone doing it big, niggas a find someway somehow to hate, get this hate out of your systems. This nigga who wrote this shit must be a dipset employee or something. the album is hot as hell, I’m a big jay fan, i give it a 8 out of 10

  • Randomname

    Jay is #1 on my list. I’ll argue him being the GOAT any day of the week.

    However this album is weak as hell, the Black Album was such the perfect outro for the career/the movie the concerts. I was so let down by this album. Yes it’s better than a lot of stuff out there but honestly unless I hear something I missed the first couple times through.

    Blueprint 2 > Kingdom Come

    those two Cd’s can collect dust together.

  • GAY-Z

    lol I am teh ghey

  • myname

    this album did not build up to the hype he shouold have stayed away from rapping!!! worst hov album EVER!!!

  • myname

    this album did not build up to the hype he shouold have stayed away from rapping!!!

  • myname

    this album did not build up to the hype he shouold have stayed away from rapping!!!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Lets compare Jay-z to:
    Nas
    Weezy
    Styles P
    Common

    …what you will find is that they all would murder(nas already did) Jay on any track any subject…

    …its not about his financial success…its about the music…and for J to say numbers dont lie they dont BUT they dont gauge the quality of the material you put out cuz…if it was all about numbers…count nas, common, and a lot of other great artist out

  • the truth

    We’re compairing Weezy & Styles P to Jay???!!! Styles P? 1 Album Styles P? And Weezy, the guy who has recorded references calling Jay “the greatest rapper alive”… My point exactly… Futile comments made by sophomoric, envious individuals… Show business is exactly that… Show – Business… you can’t have one without the other… the best artists (regardless of medium) dwell in that world between being artistically progressive and commericially viable… and Mr. Carter does that masterfully

  • DREDRICK TATUM

    YOU’RE COLD MAN BUT I RESPECT YOU! THIS ALBUM IS NOTHING SHORT OF A CLASSIC! GREAT BEATS, GREAT LYRICS AND GREAT SUBJECT MATTER! JIGGA WILL SELL 1 MIL THE 1ST WEEK!

  • WILL

    i respect for your opinion, but your review of the album is wack as hell! minority report was much deeper than jay donating a million.

    you must own alot of 50 and cam’ron cds. you like hearing about the shootings, the rims, and the bullshit rap is filled with.

    get your grown man on for once! try to buy the night spot instead of a round.

  • One

    COming from a real Jay-Z fan…I was dissapointed with this album. I hate to agree w/ Bol cause this nigga has poor taste in hip hop music….but, this time he’s right Kingdome Come is Jay’s worse outing yet….Lyrics are repetitive (big bank/little bank) Poor choice in beat selection, soft hooks, No swagger. Swizz beats should never submit beats for a Jay album. Pharell better come harder w/ the Clipse….This is not hate this is one fans opinion. Classic….Classic? Are you niggas serious.

  • Shiz

    You’re a fucking hater. Jay matured a whole fucking lot over 10 years. Just because he’s accomplished all that rap has to offer and doesn’t have to do what everyone else has to do, has people’s head fucked up. He’s the last of the great lyrical genuises. The album is better than any other shit coming out of the east coast right now.

  • Smoove 82

    I’m a Jigga fan from day one and I must say that this is an album that has to grow on you. Most of the tracks are OK, but honestly it’s Jay(should it be just OK). I understand that he’s trying to move the genre forward, but that Beyonce track, and Usher track are just the worst. I don’t even want to talk about Beach Chair. Lyrically jay can still go with anyone but it just seems that his heart wasn’t completely in this album.

  • Rafielle

    R U fucking stupid that jay shit is crazy you fucking fuck boy learn how to rate music dum muthafuckas like u fuck hip hop up pussy boy

  • pop

    again who pays these gays a mean guys to write this

  • The Element

    Son, you have no business owning an internet column on a major hip hop publication. Let me say this for all you idiots, who hate on Jay Z. He is the greatest rapper of all time. Period. No forget that; exclamation point. People who don’t like this album simply have not been there from the begining to see the transformation of a 25 year old, straigh-of-da-block cat to a buisness man. This is one of his greatest albums. Listen, don’t just hear. Bol please quit your day job. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • TomA

    Smoove 82 says…I understand that he’s trying to move the genre forward,..

    What the fuck do you think hip-hop…excuse me rap…came out 2 days ago.
    Move the genre forward…..taking about a man who DUMBED DOWN HIS LYRICS….get the fuck out of here….

    He had the potential….he just never came off right….but he made his money….and fucked up the game along with puff…

    To say what is great you have to seen them all….and i never did….but to know what is wack…just have to see one….and i have seen a bunch of them….

  • AJTHROWBACK

    Now I won’t go so far as to say that KINGDOM COME is a “shit sandwich” like Bol so eloquently put it, but it does go down as one of his least inspired efforts along with DYNASTY (only because he didn’t do enough rapping by himself on it) and BLUEPRINT 2. I’ve been a fan of Jay-Z since REASONABLE DOUBT and seeing “Dead Presidents” on Rap City back in the day. However, knowing what he is capable of as a lyricist, it just doesn’t sound like the hunger is all the way there anymore. It’s almost like he’s rapping just because he can. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a terrible CD, but it could’ve been better. What’s worse is that it’s a good amount of leverage for Dipset to use against Jay in their present “war” of the words.

    Then again, maybe Rey is right, and I swear, dude, you couldn’t have made a better statement paralleling Jordan’s career with Jay-Z because I was thinking the same exact thing. Most of y’all don’t realize that Jordan’s first time coming back after “retirement” was not with the Wizards. Why do you think Jay said “when I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5″?! Jordan won three rings, retired after his father’s death and played minor league baseball, came to his first season back wearing the number “45″ only to get eliminated by the Magic in the playoffs, but won three CONSECUTIVE rings after that once he got the number “23″ back. So stop saying that crap about Jay being the Jordan that came back to the Wizards after retirement because he went to the Wizards after winning 6 championships with the Bulls and going into his second retriement. Good shit, Rey!

    Anyway, hopefully, Jay’s got some shit brewing that we just don’t know about, and this was just the album to get all the aiight stuff out of his system. I mean, it doesn’t take getting old for you to lose your swag because it’s plenty of young mushmouths out there, too. However, I just hope that Jay can eventually prove all the critics and proponents of the “age card” wrong.

  • BE

    BOL slap yourself

  • jackfat

    jay z has falling and can’t get up. he has become just another commercialized rapper. he now dresses like that gay dude from the neptunes. (u know who). this album proves what real hip hop cats have feared, that this shit is dying. “f” that black pop shit. tired of it.

  • Philosoph

    good shit bol. ure still a hater tho. jay-z —> kingdom DONE.

    Snoop + Game = West Coast Revival

    Got Detox?

  • Philosoph

    jigga wack

    Doctor’s Advocate!!!

    Ballin!

  • Jay-Z

    Sorry guys, but B was threatening me to pull something out of my ass, give it some random medieval aged corny title to it, wrap it up in hype, call it a wrap and push some units.

    I’ll probably get people to buy it too!

  • Mo

    What do you guys want Jay to rap about….? Please tell me…tell me what do you guys want him to rap about…that he has not alrady said……………..? Please I want to hear…I think all of u were expecting a street Jay..but guess what…the more he grew the less he talked about that..and we accepted it…the black album was not street at all….I feel Kingdom come is a solid album except for the beyonce track (sorry B) but that shit blows..and usher tracks I wanna shoot LA reid for executive deciding that that track should be on there…

    One thing about Jay is that he takes chances..with his music he is not a cookie cutter..like 99.9 % of the rappers…out there..even with Blueprint 2.. I give it 3 stars…and I even liked that album for the simple fact that he took a chance.. on that one..with Rock and that whole lenny kravitz..shit…which was kinda of hot..now that I think about it..

    “..hov hanging with bono/u too could live like salvatore ferragamo..ahaha hot line….

    Kingdome Come I give it 4 stars…I think I might be the only person feeling that “Oh my god” song…that shit is CRACK for me….I don’t know why..it amps me up!! to go to the gym….Kingdome Come..is swagger Jay..that reminds me of a Vol 3. track he had …where he just flows for days…(not sure of the name)…

    All I’m saying I went to the Virgin Mega store…on 42nd and time Square…and everyone was buying that album a old ass 40 yer old was at the line..then I seen a 15 year old with the CD in his hand..then a thug out harlem dude with the CD in his hand….shit was hilariuos evryone in the line of course including me (from the BX) had the same album in the hand..including white boys…that shit was hilarious…but honestly I think the album is better than 99% of what has been released since he retired…Nas is next lets see how that goes…and of course people are going to hate..and say is whack..

  • Pimp Juice

    each to their own, i think it’s a decent album, it aint a blueprint or a black album i admit. let’s see what sales figures will have to say

  • Gunz

    just admit ur level of understanding of music is sub par. kingdom come is grown man music

  • pop a poppa

    “what’s with all the My Chemical Romance references? I’m sorry, that’s just gay.”

    ^^^^^
    this coming from a person who likes Gin Blossoms

  • pop a poppa

    didn’t know Jigga dropped a mil on the Katrina deal… i might buy the album just cuz of that.

  • Dave

    BRING BACK TOMMY BOY RECORDS!!!!

    The rap game is over never again will we experiance true hip hop. Every rapper is following a major label blueprint on how to make rap albums, with gay hooks and shit, give me a primo scratched hook any day, shit if the verses are ill i dont even need a hook.
    Never agin will we see concept albums(Gravediggaz ,Prince Paul) because it seems not hip hop thats dead but CREATIVITY thats dead!!
    Bring CREATIVITY BACK LETS GET A MOVEMENT GOING!!!

    Top 3 groups
    Wu – Tang
    Diggin In The Crates
    Gravediggaz

    Top 3 Rappers
    Nas
    Big L
    Kool G Rap

    Top 3 Producers
    Premo
    RZA
    prince Paul/DRE

  • http://brooklyn Travis

    Jay-Z, Beatles, Snoop, U2: Shop ’til you drop.

    The rapper looks headed for the year’s best debut week total of the year for his Kingdom Come-back on Def Jam, with our national network of retailers estimating a sales total of 850k, which will soundly defeat the previous high, Rascal Flatts’ 714k last April.

    HIS KINGDOM HAS FINALLY COME

    Jay-Z Looks at Biggest First-Week Total of the Year with 850k, Four-Way Race for #2 Includes Snoop, Daughtry, Beatles, Now 23

    November 22, 2006

    He’s everywhere…and by next Tuesday, Jay-Z’ll make himself at home on top of the album chart, too.
    Riding the wave of Black Friday and holiday dollars, the rapper looks headed for the year’s best debut week total of the year for his Kingdom Come-back on Def Jam, with our national network of retailers estimating a sales total of 850k, which will soundly defeat the previous high, Rascal Flatts’ 714k last April.

    Aside from a marketing blitz that included Budweiser and Hewlett-Packard commercials along with promos for the NBA and NASCAR, Jay-Z is officially the #1 on-demand artist ever on Clear Channel Radio, with 600,000 plays over the past week on more than 220 station websites. He also performed the single, “Show Me What You Got,” on last night’s national ABC telecast of the American Music Awards and last weekend, his “Hangar Tour” included seven shows in less than 24 hours in Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC, New Jersey, Chicago, L.A. and Las Vegas, with exclusive MTV coverage.

    Another legendary rapper, Snoop Dogg, follows with his Geffen album, The Blue Carpet Treatment, which will go head to head with Daughtry’s self-titled 19 Recordings/RCA bow, both in the 270k range. That would make it the highest Idol non-winner first-week sales total since Clay Aiken.

    The Beatles’ much-ballyhooed George/Giles Martin mash-up on Apple/Capitol, LOVE, looks to be in the 250k area, which would put it right behind the other two and in a four-way fight for the pole position with Sony Music Label’s Now 23, whose counterpart rose a whopping 70% last Thanksgiving.

    Another posthumous 2Pac album on Amaru/Interscope, Pac’s Life, looks to be headed for the 160-170k neighborhood. A singles collection from U2, U218, is on course for 100k, though that could be affected by a retail giveaway of a bonus live album for a limited number of early buyers. Siempre, the new album by Syco/Columbia international popera stars and Simon Cowell discovery Il Divo, currently on tour with Barbra Streisand, also appears headed for a six-figure opening.

    Next Tuesday’s new releases include Epic’s Incubus, TVT’s Ying Yang Twins, Star Trak/Jive/ZLG’s Clipse, Jive/ZLG’s Too $hort and Columbia’s Our Lady Peace.

  • AD

    Kingdom is a classic cd. Listen to what Hov is saying. But, I guess you people only want to hear about drug selling and bling bling. I’d rather hear that grown man rap. Keep the kiddie fantasy.

  • Babyboy

    Bol u just can’t help the fact dat u a hater, u might want it to be the worst album, but its not, most of the tracks dat u shittin on, are gettin the most airplay in radios, i am in my opinion, Radio DJ’s know best

  • Babyboy

    Bol u just can’t help the fact dat u a hater, u might want it to be the worst album, but its not, most of the tracks dat u shittin on, are gettin the most airplay in radios, in
    am in my opinion, Radio DJ’s know best

  • platinumplaque

    hate what you wanna but the fact is hov is the greatest rapper alive 800,000 first day and how much did jenny jones sell 120,000 see what jigga is sayin is if you’ere wack there’s no easy way up you have to work hard for what you want and jigga has paid he’s dues.feel sorry for lames. I HOPE THOSE DIPSHIT WILL SHUT UP NOW HAHAHAHA LOL HAHAHAHA LOL…….

  • babyboy

    i guess u only say dat Bol, bcuz u rather listen 2 promiscuous girl, and sexyback, bullshit songs like dat, dats what u sy, so if ANY OF U NIGGAS GON THRUST DA OPINION OF A BLOGGER WHO LIKES SEXYBACK AND PROMISCUOUS GIRL, AND PERSONILY RECOMENDS U TO BUY IT, PLZ TELL ME DAT HE WAS JUST JOKING, CUZ DAT SHIT AINT HIP HOP OR WHAT SO EVA, FUCK BOL AND HE’S BLOGGER STAN BITCH REY

  • STR8 UP

    I AGREE….IT IS THE WORST JAY Z RECORD…BUT ….ITS STILL BETTER THAN ALOT OF SHIT OUT TODAY. I THINK BECAUSE ITS JAY…WE JUST EXPECT MORE. IVE LISTENED TO IT THORUGHLY…ITS GOOD….BUT NOT GREat….even the dre tracks arent what ud expect from the good doctor….and just blaze didnt bring his A game by any means………hate to agree on this…but not anywhere near a classic….if it was, there would be no argument from anyone….blueprint, black album, reasonable doubt, vol 2…..all records that 90 of the public felt were hot as soon as you played em….we having this discussion means that theres room for that argument….this album is average…and quite bringin up sales!!! what does that have to do with how good the album is???? if thats the case, black eyed peas drop the hottest records, cuz they sold 7.5 million worldwide, more than any single jay record has ever sold….so lets judge this record by the music only…..on those merits alone, kingdom come is in my opinion the sign that “kingdom done”.str8 up homie

  • I HAVE COMMON SENSE

    HOW DID YOU GET TO BE A MUSIC CRITIC??? THERE IS SO MUCH HATE IN YOUR BLOOD. I’M NOT SAYING THAT KINGDOM COME IS THE BEST JAY ALBUM EVER MADE BUT IT IS A GOOD ALBUM. HE IS SHOWING ALOT OF GROWN MAN ISH ON THIS ONE. IF HIP HOP IS ABOUT KEEPIN IT “REAL” AND SPEAKING ON YOUR LIFESTYLE THAN THAT IS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!! GAME’S ALBUM IS GOOD TO, NOT A CLASSIC BUT I FEEL IT WAS BETTER THAN HIS FIRST ONE. STILL JAY’S ALBUM SHOULD RECIEVE ALOT MORE FROM A “MUSIC CRITIC” AND I USE THAT TERM AS LOOSELY AS “A RETIRED HOOKER WITH THE JAWS OF LIFE STUFFED IN HER PANTS” AND JAY’S ALBUM IS STILL LIFE TIMES BETTER THAN ABOUT 98% OF THE WACK ASS RAP ALBUMS THAT HAVE COME OUT THIS YEAR 850,000 PROJECTED PEOPLE AGREE. AND JUST TO ADD ON TO THIS KINGDOM COME IS WAAAAAAAAAAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING CURTIS JACKSON COULD PUT TOGETHER GET RICH OR DIE TRYING AVERAGE (ONLY THING INTRESTING HERE WHERE DRE’S BEATS) WITHOUT DRE 50 WOULD BE NOTHING (I HAVE POWER OF THE DOLLAR AND IT SUCKS) MASSACRE WAS HORRIBLE I KNOW PEOPLE WHO RETURNED THE BOOTLEG COPY. SO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE KINGDOM COME ALTHOUGH NOT THE BEST JAY ALBUM OF ALL TIME IS STILL HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE OTHER RAPPERS IN THE GAME AND I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN ARGUE WITH THAT

    TOP ALBUMS OF 2006(NOT IN ANY ORDER)
    T.I.-KING
    GAME-DOCTORS ADVOCATE
    JAY-Z-KINGDOM COME
    LUPE FIASCO-FOOD AND LIQUOR
    OUTKAST-IDLEWILD(A VERY ARTISTIC ALBUM)
    BUSTA RHYMES-BIG BANG
    RAY CASH-C.0.D

    MOST ANTICIPATED 2006 ALBUMS NOW
    NAS-HIP HOP IS DEAD
    FABOLUS-FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP
    YOUNG JEEZY-102

  • ohshit

    I always come in here and read these dumb as post but I never respond but this shit is ridiculous. Why does this cum drinking idiot get to post anything anyway. He is a fat bald ass humiliation to the hip hop community. I wonder where this idiot was raised.

  • QUEENZGETTHEMONEY

    is this the official review?

  • New Orleans D

    the dude who write this shit fake. he been hatin on jay since we heard he was comin back. and dont never try n play the minority report, we in new orleans appreciate all donations given to help rebuild our city, so we want you to come out here and talk crazy like that and you gonna get made a fuckin report, you heard that? YOU FUCKIN PUSSY!

  • rdouble

    “Everyone has their opinion. There is no right answer.” And THATS the TRUTH.

    ‘Do You Wanna Ride’ is alright but John Legend can fall back.
    ‘I Made It’ He made a better versions of this song on The Blueprint & The Balck Album
    ‘Anything’ THE WORST STRIPPER SONG EVER!!
    ‘Hollywood’&’Trouble’ straight TRASH

    ’30 Something’ is the new Anthem. For someone who said they don’t care to know what 15 year olds are tlaking about you ride Dipset DICK HARD!!!

    ‘Minority Report’&’Beach Chair’ are his Kweli records. Give the man room for growth.

    The album starts strong falters in the middle and ends well.

  • Jordi Vendetta

    When MJ came back the first time and wore 45, he had awful games, it was the season after he went 72-10 with the Bulls.

    Yeah, Kingdome Come won’t be a classic, but Jay-Z’s raps are still miles ahead of anyone else in the game, except for Nas. But the 72-10 season should be his next album. He just needs to get Rodman on board, and make sure Pippen comes back in form…which is, make sure Just Blaze makes more beats like Kingdome Come and less like Show me what you got, and hire Rodman…9th Wonder or Hi-Tek for the next album.

  • jonzie

    ….this is the worst review in the world ….ur hating on jay…it might not be one of his best works….but its definetly better than any album out this year…but when you review them im sure it didnt sound like this. stop hatin and judge the music accurrately..1!

  • The Don

    TERRIBLE REVIEW! JUST TERRIBLE! You are not objective at all. There is no substance to this review and I hope and pray to God that you are not getting paid for this filth you put up. Jay must have stole your girl in the past or somethin. Hov (850k in the 1st wk) = You are A HATER!

  • Philly Hustler215

    Real recognize real, and apparently you Hova dick ryders will never learn. Anything this dude puts out you f*cking leeches will jump on simply because of who he is. Like my man always told me “it is what it is”, and simply put this album is fucking trash on a summer day, hot garbage! Oldhead Hova needs to fallback and play his presidential position and worry about the other artists on the def jam label. No 20 something male wants to hear about grown man shit, unless he’s a fag. I wanna hear that real street music, fuck this hypocrite clown ass nigga. Should of stayed in the retirement home, who let this muthafucka out? A perfect example of what it looks like when you have become COMPLETELY washed up, doesnt matter what producers are on your album. I mean damn, I can’t remember the last time a BEAT was better than Hova’s LYRICS, what a joke!

  • KRITIQ

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    NIGGA GET YOUR MIND RITE YOU WANT A STREET ALBUM BY JAY GO BACK TO REASONABLE DOUBT. LIKE SOMEONE SAID WHY THE HELL DO YOU WANT JIGGA TO RAP ABOUT SOMETHIN HE DONE DID LIKE 10 YEARS AGO.THAT WAS HIM 10 YEARS AGO GET WITH IT HE’S NOT IN THE STREETS NO MORE.AND IF YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE ALBURM I SUGGEST YOU GET YOURSELF AN ALBUM FROM THE DIPSHITS CUZ IT’S GOT LYRICS YOU’D UNDERSTAND.
    DUMBASS

  • jp

    is this guy fuckin crazy? just another punk ass hatin muthafucka. while this isnt jay’s best cd by far, its a whole hell of alot better than shit-set or the gay rappers (wayne and baby kissing). jay making music, not just rapping. my nephew loves camron and jim jones…..he’s 11.

  • Raymond

    It’s strange ya mafucaz. You all seem to have listened to pac. But ya neva understood him. Ya str8 bitchez.

  • dasouf

    first let me say this, im from tha south (lousiana mane)but i be on the east (new york, jersey, delaware, philly) just to name a few, and i respect some rappers from the east but let me say this, and i am defintley speaking for a lot of people from the SOUTH, WEST and MID WEST when i say that JAY-Z IS FUKIN WAK. wat does this nigga actually rap about. i aint glorifying all of the other region’s rap but compared to rappers from other parts of the country as far as lyrics go, this nigga is sum trash. he doesnt rap about anything. u can say im hatin r watever, i really dont give a FUK, cause i know most niggas from tha SOUTH, WEST AND some parts of the MIDWEST would agree (HOOD NIGGAZ WOULD) as yall say on tha east, ONE

  • dasouf

    THE MIKE JORDAN? DIS NIGGA IS MORE LIKE THE FUKIN CHARLES BARKLEY OF RAP. IM NOT SAYIN I KNOW WHO THE MIKE JORDAN OF RAP IS BUT IT AINT THIS NIGGA.HE’S JUST ALRITE, HE MUST JUST BE MJ IN NEW YORK AND SHIT. LOL, THA FUKIN MIKE JORDAN. CHARLES BARKLEY ASS NIGGA

  • bbron

    “What more can I say”. He said all that Jeezy TI shit already 6-10 years ago. Bol is fucking hater. The nigga is the most recognizable rapper in the world living and he makes a album pushing the envelope and this is the criticism he gets? He could have easily made reasonable telling you the same story he said b4 but then yall would say he aint change.Everybody scared of change. Listen to old Jay if you want hustle shit. He has been brutally honest his whole career and thats what “real” people relate too. I like Weezy but his cd has no substance. Ok he showed the east he has flow, but what the fuck you going to talk about the next 2 years? Jay is the best ever period. As for the dude who said ask any rapper is Jay there best, I would love to see that. Go back to 1994 and ask rappers then were Big and Pac the best rappers and they would laugh at you young d$%# head. Thats part of competition. I bet you take a lie test and the MAJORITY of these rappers no they they can’t think about half the shit jay raps and have half the flow he has. Them niggas take a year or 2 to come up with a Half Decent song while Jay thruout his career put cd’s remixes and guest spots year around and has countless hits doing so. So laugh at that.

  • dasouf

    ALL IM SAYIN IS COMPARE JAY-Z’S WAK ASS LYRICS (DA NIGGA DONT TALK ABOUT NUTHIN) TO JEEZY’S, DRO, T.I., BOOSIE, WEBBIE ,R Z-RO AND SEE WHO’S BETTER. NIGGAS FROM THA SOUTH TALK ABOUT REAL ASS SHIT CAUSE WE GOT REAL ASS NIGGAS. NOT TO SAY DAT THE EAST DOESNT BUT THA RAPPERS FROM THE EAST DONT TALK ABOUT NUTHIN (EXCEPT THE CLIPSE) BUT WHILE ON THE EAST COAST I NOTICED THAT PLACES LIKE VA, B-MORE, AND D.C. PULL THEIR SWAGGER AND DELIVERY FROM THA EAST BUT THEY TALK BOUT DAT REAL SHIT LIKE THEIR CLOSE NEIGHBORS FROM THA SOUTH. I DONT WANNA HEAR JAY- Z TALK ABOUT NO MOTHAFUKIN PLACE IN ITALY, NO NIGGA I KNOW IN SOUF R EAST WILL EVER GO TO ITALY, DAT WAK ASS NIGGA JAY-Z IS TRIPPIN. U CAN SAY IM HATIN ON EM R U CAN BE REAL AND AT LEAST GIVE MY SHIT A LIL THOUGHT. THINK ABOUT IT

  • Jeannine

    I don’t think the album is nowhere near as terrible as you are making it out to be, personally I think you are using your column to Hate but thats my opinion.

  • http://seanjones211yahoo.com Sean Jones

    What the hell is wrong with you dude?! Every track you shitted on, Jay-Z truly spitted on, I guess you just a pussy in the mouth, all soft N warm, diss my nigga…you know that it’s crack time, pipe you down with a pole, nigga it’s break back time, stay in line, like Dwayne Johnson, walk the thin line, can’t you hear the king is coming, not like Baby Stunnin, but the verses is stunnin, we’ll NWA you nigga, more than a hundred flight miles of runnin’, holla at me pussies!

  • Truth

    Its wack, you’re right, I Don’t understand peoples blindness… if somethings good, its good, if its wack its wack, doesnt matter if u like the acts previous work or not.

  • http://yes real

    niggas ya’ll needs to wake the fuck up quick, cause HOV is still the best at what he does. niggas nowadays are used to these clowns rapping about leaning and these tight as beats no fucking lyrics and shit. so I know Hova’s shit might not have the best neats but bitch ass niggas listen to the fucking lyrics, I say bitch ass niggas listen to the “fucking lyrics” I don’t think ya’ll heard me. LISTEN TO THE FUCKING LYRICS. so hova’s still the fucking king. Also soon I’ll be dropping a Kansas Mixtape.

  • Emaye

    MANN…..Hip HOp is dead.. cuz you lamers.. dont know how to write a review… you only got a job cause these people put out music.. you dont even know how to critisize properly.. who hires you guys? what kind of credentials do you need to have to write a hip hop review? do you even write lyrics or ever been in a studio session? YOUUUU GUYSSSSS killed hip hop.. cuz u write bullshit reviews and make people think that a Jayz Album is on the same pedastool as a ying yang twinz album lol… you discourage consumers…. GET A NEW JOB!

  • the sun

    “men lie,women lie,Numbers dont”

  • iceberg

    FIRST OFF, THIS ALBUM IS NOT TERRIBLE, ITS SO ADVANCE, ITS NOT THE REGULAR JAY DAT WE USED TO, ITS JAY LIVIN AS A ROCKSTAR, IF DATS WHAT U DO IT IS WHAT U GON TALK BOUT, JUST CAUSE HE AINT TALKIN BOUT THE SAME OLD JAY IN NEW DIFF FLOWS, HE STILL GOT IT, ITS WAY BETTER THAN ALOT OF OTHER RAPPERS ALBUMS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, NEVER DOUBT JORDAN, BEACH CHAIR IS PRETTY NICE

  • Chicago

    Bol what you wrote was pure garbage. You need to fuckin wake up. You expect this man to rap about shit he already said. Kingdom Come is pure genius. Jay did this album to wake up the world what really hip hop is. You need to fuckin stop being one dimensional all the fuckin time and listen to what he’s saying on this album.

  • Crenshaw Mafia

    Nigga Alert!!!
    New Catch Phrase of the 4th Quater – Grown Man Rap!!!! (WTF)

    Are you guys serious, Grown Man Rap. That is not a genre, just like snap music isn’t a genre. Hip-hop is a movement, Rap is the voice of this movement that is dead or if not dead on a life support system. Too bad real hip hop acts don’t have the lung capacity to keep it all afloat. Rap has been on a downward spiral for years. The final nail was driven into the hip hop casket in the late 90′s, kinda hard to put an accurate date and it is far too cliche to say it was when BIG and Pac passed on. Hip Hop is gone and so are the forefathers who ushered in the golden years. The kids today don’t have a true measuring stick to gauge rap. Who is their Rakim, their KRS-One, their Big Daddy Kane, or even MC Lyte. When I was 4-6, I was listening to EWF, Parliament, and the Commodores. I have an appreciation for the music and I’m only 28. Can you imagine listening to “Hot in Herre” @ 45 yrs. old. Think about your average 18 yr. old, he/she was somewhere in the range of 4-6 yrs. old when the opus that we call “Illmatic” was released upon the masses. So they know they barely know who Nas is other than that’s the dude who put Jay in his place. These are the same kids who know Nas for the Ginuwine fiasco more than “It Was Written” So is this hip hop generation out of touch? A resounding yes, is the answer. Everyone wants to talk about so and so did this many #’s. Numbers don’t make you a monster rapper, it makes you rich or at least appear to be. If Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, or Raphael (not the TMNT) only made one painting or sculpture and it was raved about, but some fly by night artist made a painting and copied it a million times and sold all of them, but the painting wasn’t the greatest piece of art in the museum, does that make that artist better than the greats. No, it just means they sold more, and if you do your research, those great artists were extremely wealthy for those times. Not to get on an art tangent and to say that Jay is a fly by nighter, he isn’t, but #’s don’t tell the whole story. If that was the case, raps holy trinity would be Hammer, Eminem (nice when he wants to be), and probably some bum like Nelly. All of the previously stated put up monster numbers, only 1 of the 3 is a legitimate rapper, only 2 embodied any of the true forms of hip hop. The other is just reaping the benefits from an over saturated market where the masses believe if you go platinum you are that nigga. Granted some of these goofy rappers are entertaining and have some catchy hooks, but it isn’t hip hop. Thank God for Katrina, so that these rudimentary rappers have something conscious to talk about if for only a brief moment. I miss P.E., X-Clan, Stetsasonic, the Jungle Brothers, N.W.A, BDP, and hell I even miss Arrested Development. There is just no pride in the art any more and that is probably why the masses that think this album is garbage feel that way. Damnit I do feel betrayed by Jay (not like he cares), but I do. Grown Man Rap or whatever you want to call it, it is just a new fad. Things go in cycles and this too shall pass. To me Grown Man Rap is just a marketing ploy to get hoodlums to wear a suit. Because you have a suit on doesn’t make you grown dummy. Sure a FICO score is important, but it isn’t worth rapping about. If a rapper feels he needs to press that issue, do something more positive, like having a information expose or something other than rapping about your cars and watches and other nigga shit. The rap game is becoming a mockery to the point of bufoonery and coonery. For years we couldn’t have it, so we cooned to get it, now we have it and we still cooning because we have it. At some point it needs to stop. Grown Man Rap = R&B, go holla at Teddy Pendergrass and Donny Hathaway about GROWN MAN SHIT. Leave the cooning to these fly by night rappers.

    I treat you like a child, then you’re gonna be named
    Another enemy, not even a friend of me
    Cause you’ll get fried in the end, when you pretend to be
    competing, cause I just put your mind on pause
    And I complete when, you compare my rhyme with yours
    I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stunned
    Remember me? The one you got your idea from
    But soon you start to suffer, the tune’ll get rougher
    When you start to stutter, that’s when you had enough of
    biting it’ll make you choke, you can’t provoke
    You can’t cope, you shoulda broke, because I ain’t no joke
    - Rakim

  • http://xxlmag.com thats him thats that bastard

    Philly Hustler215 Says:

    November 24th, 2006 at 2:23 pm
    Real recognize real, and apparently you Hova dick ryders will never learn. Anything this dude puts out you f*cking leeches will jump on simply because of who he is. Like my man always told me “it is what it is”, and simply put this album is fucking trash on a summer day, hot garbage! Oldhead Hova needs to fallback and play his presidential position and worry about the other artists on the def jam label. No 20 something male wants to hear about grown man shit, unless he’s a fag. I wanna hear that real street music, fuck this hypocrite clown ass nigga. Should of stayed in the retirement home, who let this muthafucka out? A perfect example of what it looks like when you have become COMPLETELY washed up, doesnt matter what producers are on your album. I mean damn, I can’t remember the last time a BEAT was better than Hova’s LYRICS, what a joke!

    okay dude..you are obviously a dipshit dick ryder…I was born in 82…so that make me 24 my nigga…And everything hov is talking about i understand…your dumbass is just caught in the bullshit of the streets. Hustlin is cool but the nigga is a corporate hustler…he went from running the streets to running the streets…(probably went over your head thats a double ontandra)so that means he runs shit. Everything you like if you not a rapper racist he is behind…such acts like jeezy, nas, luda, rick ross, beans(oh he is still on def jam not the roc), understand the nigga is smart. Dont be mad because you know that if you were in his position where you can do what the fuck you feel then you would do it to. And for everyone bashing jay’s album correct me if im wrong but him, TI, game, busta, and luda have put out the best albums this year. The rest ot that shit was garbage…i mean chicken noodle soup, walk it out, all that is some bullshit…and if you like that shit and think its hot you gotta be like a teen ager or a pre teen. And this is some real shit if i want to hear some street shit that was hard(because dipset is not that)listen to vol 1 or vol 2 shit try reasonable doubt and i promise that dipset albums dont even come close…jay said to cam in dig a hole…why are you letting them hype you to go against your idol…lol…this nigga will have the last laugh and then everyone will be like he still got it…FYI ether 2 coming soon from nas…i feel bad for the dipshits

  • EAST COAST

    FUCK THE HATERS JAY Z KINGDOM COME IS A CLASSIC…GOSH HOW OLD IS EVERYBODY IN THIS BOARD? IF YOU ARE NOT OVER 26 YEARS OLD YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO RELATE TO HOW ADVANCED JAY Z IS RIGHT NOW SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND BUY THE CD…IT IS GOOD BUSINESS! WOW HAVE Y’ALL HEARD “OH MY GOD”…AH YO BOLD HOW DO YOU LIKE 850000 the first week huh? FUCKIN’ HATER WOW THERE IS A FEW SONGS ON JAY ALBUM ABOUT HATERS LIKE YOU! GO LISTEN TO “TROUBLE”, “30 SOMETHING”…MAN THIS IS THE NEW IMPROVED JAY Z!!! WOW HOV IS BACK AND I WASN’T EXPECTING HIM TO BE BACK THIS HARD BUT HE DID IT!

  • EAST COAST

    OH YEAH HE CRUSHED SNOOP BAD….SNOOP AT 270000 UNITS RIGHT NOW…WHICH IS STILL GOOD! AND GAME WITH HIS SORRY ASS WILL BE OFF THAT #1 SPOT BY NEXT TUESDAY YEAH NIGGAZ JAY Z THE SHIT YO!!

  • Spraycan M

    Just cuz Hovs music has matured and hes not talkin bout the same shit as everyone else dosnt make it bad album.
    Definitely showed yourself as a Jay hater on this one.

    Kingdom Come= Best rap album out this year(so far, Nas & Clipse are gonna be ridiculous)

  • shady eighties krack baby

    ima shady eighties krack baby thats why i act shady… i was born n da krack era now its the smack(exstacy) era…put a pill in ya life… my intro is done jay z is a big dissapointment he actaully did a good thing with this album tho he lowered the bar for weak rappers like jim jones or paul wall and 50 cent i rather listen to krunk music lil jon sounds better… enought wit that tho just listen to sum hyphy sh*t n u B straight sum wolfpack or mistah fab or traximillion…. yadidaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • voice of the public

    kingdom come is dope…all you ppl hatin on “show me what you got” and etc….they are just singles to keep the register ringin….i was very pleased by dig a hole and them other tracks….and YES his flow is way too advanced for yal haters to even appreciate it….he just been steppin the game up 100 fold…and this article up top is straight whack…way far from the truth!!!

  • E-DOT

    YOU HATE FILLED BASTERD! How are you going to rate an album, and you hate the nigga? Your opinion suppose reflect the music, not the fact that you dont like rich, fly niggas that can still make HIP-HOP!!! You cant expect a man that makes millions a year to rap about being on the corner. We got BLACK millionairs hip- hop lets celibrate, and anybody hating on that, well now that aint HIP-HOP!

  • Sapphire

    Kingdome Come is a better album than dude says. Its different instead of the same old coke music bullshit. Plus, you can’t name too many albums put out this year on this level.

  • David

    Anyone like the Ludacris album?

  • Jnezzee

    I’m a big Hov fan, but this is garbage. Amen to the kats that notice the Just Blaze beats are off point. Definitely a Wizard’s like performance for the MJ of rap! Stick to the guest appearances Hov, and/or step up the production. By the way, Snoop’s cd isn’t bad at all. Peep it!

  • Trade Man

    Basically Hip-Hop Sucks now! When the dipset is being considered as good lyricist then Hip Hop sucks! Jay came right on time with just what the doctor ordered, grown up music. Nobody wants to listen to that little kid shit. For any of you who have listened to “Beach Chair” and say that jay’s lyrics are wack then you shouldn’t be allowed to listen to music period. Basically you just don’t have an intellectual part in your body. This dude is genius! The problem is, is that we are not comparing his album to his other work, not everybody elses work. This album is better then anybody elses work except his own. The dude is competing against himself. “You all aren’t Deep your Dumb”

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Gunit Killer

    nigga cd iz bananas mad nice keep up the good work jay

    GGGGGG-UNOT

  • Dion From (detroit)delray on vanderbilt

    Damn i cant believe it. Jay’s fans are sayin his cd is wack. Kingdom come must be near really. Its a total shocker to hear the die hard jay stans say this is a jordan on the wizards peformance. I remember he said he wouldnt came back because of what happened with jordan well i guess jay wished he kept his promise.
    U always wanna leave on top jordan left playin weak but he still the best player ever becuz of his rep just like jays album was bad but he still gonna be considered the best becuz of his rap. So he really is the jordan of rap. But i dont like the media titles becuz they cant be put up for grabs. Its like if u dont want to defend your throne u dont have to usually champs make examples of anyone to challenge them no matter what level they are on. jay album is gonna sell but its kinda stupid when his fans know its wack but is gonna buy so it will sell they’re not spendin their money cuz they want the album they’re buyin his album so they can say his sells millions

  • XXX

    The more I listen to this album, the more I realize that either you understand Jay-Z or you don’t. Dude is on a level that many MC’s, let
    alone fans, can comprehend. Those who get it realize that this is one of the most enlightened albums in a long-time.

  • gutta

    first, i am a big jay-z fan and have bought every album hes done besides the best of both worlds albums. second, i think we (jay-z fans and haters) all can say that the album could have been better,even though its not a bad album. my problem with you psuedo jay-z haters is that you say the beats are not good enough and the lyrical content is not up to par but congratulate the artists that rap about coke and cooking crack all day.. the highest selling artists and the most popular artists are all rappers that talk about coke all the time(lil wayne,t.i.,jeezy,jim jones,rick ross,and whoever u dumb asses like.) make up your mind.

  • HIPHOP

    THIS IS COMING FROM SOMEONE THAT SAID LUPE FIASCO’S ALBUM IS WACK.

    CRAWFORD IS A CORNBALL IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.

    DAMN IF WE GOT HIM FIGHTING HIMSELF AND GHOSTS HOW IS HE SUPPOSED TO WIN.

    NAS AND JAY-HOVA THE TAKEOVER HAS BEGUN.

    THE MESSAIHS HAVE COME TO SAVE THE IGNORANTS FROM THE PITS OF COMMERCIAL RAP.

  • Anthony M.

    Ppl are criticizing this album left and right, but this album isn’t as bad as some may claim. First let me say that the subject matter is different & ppl can’t relate to hov like they used to. What do you want a 36 yr old man to talk about? Should he still be moving weight all crazy, should he still be saying how many guns he has? Jay has moved on to a diff subject matter & the avg individual from the hood cannot relate. Hov is starting this “corp rap” trend & i promise u will see so many follow in his footsteps. “IBO Hov no need 2 reverse merger”, how many ppl can accurately interpret that, be fa’real. Hov is on some advanced ish that no one has caught up 2 yet. What nas is puttin out is good 4 now, what game is puttin out is good 4 now. what hov is puttin out is the future of rap. Corp takeover , holl@ me

  • http://www.yahoomail.com african KING

    stop hatin` jay is a KING just like me.we soldiers in the same strangle.HOLLA

  • http://sanxcreq.com/pwem/fnvx.html Nancy