Young Hov’s Midlife Crisis

Jay-Z 

The ’69 Baby just dropped the most anticipated rap album since…well, The Black Album. So due to popular demand, I’ve decided to bend my ear and listen to see what all the hype is about. Kingdom Come features a new Jay-Z, a grown (read: old) man who “doesn’t surf the net” and has “never been on myspace” but still talks to chicks on “Ichat” for “computer love”. By now you’ve heard the presidential waving anthem “Show Me What You Got”, the Rick James sampled “Kingdom Come” and the Beyonce dumping “Lost Ones”. Two songs that come across very Jordan on the Wizard-ish are “Anything” featuring Usher and Pharrell and “Hollywood” featuring his boo boo “Be-Be”. Even the biggest Jigga enthusiast can’t stick up for these two ear bleeders. They show a more wack and sell outty grown and sexy side of Shawn Carter that no one really wanted to see.

“The maturation of Jay-Zissou” is best vocalized on the album’s stand-out track “30 Something”. Hov reminisces on when he wore hoodies (November XXL Cover?), warns his foes to not “let the patent leather shoes fool you”, brags about good credit and how he “doesn’t have the bright watch” but the “right watch”. Though since he’s closer to 40 then 30,  I personally think it would be smart move to make a “30 Something Remix” called  “40 Something” featuring Dr Dre, Big Daddy Kane & Ice-T just to have in the stash. On “Trouble”, Jay-Z wins the Kurupt Young Gotti Award for the most use (19) of a derogatory term (“little nigga”) in a single verse. The youth bashing seems to be a reoccurring theme on Kingdom Come.

The LP gets better when El Presidente’ takes the ascot off to throw subliminals shots at everyone who’s been attacking him since his retirement. Hov warns Doug Morris, Jimmy Iovine and LA Reid that he’ll be “letting it blow” on a youngin if they get out of line. Then proceeds to diss Dame retrospectively on the aforementioned “Lost Ones”, Game gets a slap on the wrist (“I used to think rapping at 38 was eww/but last year alone I grossed $38 Mil”), R. Kelly gets a straight jab, (“When the singer Rob calls the police on me/y’all niggas went out and copped the CD/see what I’ve discovered is y’all some snitch lovers”), 50 Cent gets a left hook (“I’m from the era where niggas don’t snitch/You from the era where snitchin is the shit/I’m afraid of the future/Y’all respect the one who got shot/I respect the shooter”)and throws the former 106 & Parker under the bus, saying fuck a skee-o the day “he has a baby by Free”. But Jay dedicates a whole song to Cam’Ron. “Dig A Hole” is one big lackluster subliminal to King Joffie Joe:
 
“Hov gonna get you I ain’t forget your little disrespect

No hoe daddy gonna spank you for your that shit you said

It’s hard to do when you got nothing to prove
Everybody know you better you in a lose/lose
Cause even when you win ultimately you lose
Real niggas like ‘Why Hov Talking To Dude?’

He sellin a little tools only time he went plat 
My chain was on your neck that’s an actual fact
SO I’m praying that it spills outside of the booth
That’s when y’all niggas outside of your truth
Outside of your league that’s not what you do
Niggas throwing Roc signs outside of your coupe!”

Jay’s lucky he didn’t drop this right after “You Gotta Love It” because Cam would’ve definitely one any battle of the beats anywhere inside the 50 States. Chancletas!
But Jay’s biggest beef on Kingdom Come isn’t Katrina, Killa, Ferrari F-50 or The Pied Piper: It’s the youth. He hates them now that he can see over the 40-year-old horizon. Jay even hates Beyonce for being 23 on “Lost Ones”. So on this album he tries to do the impossible, something no one could do in the history of popular culture: make being old cool. Though it’s a valiant effort, Mr. Carter will find out quickly that not even the most influential black man in America (Sorry Diddy, even though you did put out a better album) can make kids want to act like a bunch of grandparents. The youngin’s won’t be able to ride with you on Kingdom Come. I have a more suitable name for this album: Midlife Crisis.

Jay’s lucky he didn’t drop this right after “You Gotta Love It” because Cam would’ve definitely one any battle of the beats anywhere inside the 50 States. Chancletas!But Jay’s biggest beef on Kingdom Come isn’t Katrina, Killa, Ferrari F-50 or The Pied Piper: It’s the youth. He hates them now that he can see over the 40-year-old horizon. Jay even hates Beyonce for being 23 on “Lost Ones”. So on this album he tries to do the impossible, something no one could do in the history of popular culture: make being old cool. Though it’s a valiant effort, Mr. Carter will find out quickly that not even the most influential black man in America (Sorry Diddy, even though you did put out a better album) can make kids want to act like a bunch of grandparents. The youngin’s won’t be able to ride with you on Kingdom Come. I have a more suitable name for this album: Midlife Crisis.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    *sigh* Yet another hate-tastic review from some asshole that claims to know music. On the bus with Bol and Noz, Sick. We’re shuttling you haters off to a nice place called Who Gives A Fuck What Think.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com,Version=1,Version=1,Version=1 Rey

    It figures I’d have a typo there. *Who Gives A Fuck What You Think. Ah, that’s better.

  • -R-E-A-L-

    Hahahaha…

    The truth hurts.

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Beyonce need some young meet…ill knock the dust off that pussay…

  • dameSTATUS

    Good writing, even though I get the impression you’re mad suspect kid.

  • frankwhite45

    Damn u speakin the truth on that 1 the age thing is all ova the cd.

    myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • crimerate

    i’m dj n-crdible and i’m the cat’s pajamas!

  • king douche

    good shit sick

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    El Presidente` is a out of touch…

  • THE KID DRO FROM B-STY

    WHY YOU STILL TYPING ABOUT HOV? YOU NEED TO BE TYPIN ABOUT HOW JIM JONES PULLED YOUR SKIRT UP.

  • http://www.icedangeldesigns.com Iced Angel | The Joi of Functioning

    I commend you Sick. You have never ceased to say what every single one of us is really thinking but never have the balls to say.

    “Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway”

    We should rename your blog the The Hip-Hop Bible… Church!

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Why when i look at the picture…Russel Simmons comes to mind…just a thought…juuussstt a thought…

    (think Halle B. on Swordfish…can you say milk)

  • http://myspace.com/thetruthandthelight Mr. Write Noun

    Aight sick I feel you on alot of ya comments cause the joints with B and the other with Phaeel and Usher I ain’t feeling at all…but he did make a nice one with dig a hole…30 something is aight…bu tTROUBLE wow…that’s heat, 44 ‘s is nice..i think we just hold him to a higher level than the rest which we should but overall the cd is nice 3.8 mics!

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Baby got Kimora

    Will Weezy get B

    (can you say Soldier)

  • http://www.myyspace.com/itznativity NATIVITY

    Damn..this person is straight ignorant
    who cares what u think..

  • http://www.icedangeldesigns.com Iced Angel | The Joi of Functioning

    ^^^^
    HA like father like son

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Danja29

    Sooooooooo… because Jay (as anbybody coulda predicted @ this point) didn’t break his neck tryna appeal to the long t-shirt wearin’ niggas, he’s wack?

    I just don’t get it, I guess. He learned what a LOT of rappers didn’t: when you get older, there’s no sense in fightin’ it. Remember when Heavy D tried to appeal to the lil’ niggas who were rollin’ with Biggie and ‘nem? How bout when them early-’90s niggas tried to fit into a Jay-Z/DMX world? I’d say Jay actually did the smart thing by NOT tryin’ to come off like he’s some lil’ SMACK DVD-type nigga, when we know he ain’t.

    And if Cam’s song woulda won against “Dig A Hole”… then that woulda FURTHER proven what he says on 30-Something about people REALLY havin’ it fukked up these days.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sthamogul S-Large

    DO U DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT HATE ON HOV DAMMM!!! Ain’t he partially responsible for your carrer? I remember when you dedicated whole instrumental cds to Hovito…now you just dedicate low blows…

    http://www.myspace.com/sthamogul
    http://www.myspace.com/sthamogul
    http://www.myspace.com/sthamogul
    http://www.myspace.com/sthamogul

  • http://www.icedangeldesigns.com Iced Angel | The Joi of Functioning

    Everytime we say the name Wayne or Weezy or Baby – we should immediately follow by saying PAUSE!

  • Jayfrombk

    You gay son why you ain’t respond to Jimmy’s threat. Who sits at a desk all day mad at another nigga. Son you just an A&R you ain’t nobody Sickamore.

  • http://www.myspace.com/killaprez PREZ

    and as for jay-z go back fall asleep in your car/now is time for me to do what i do with these platinum bars.
    PREZ.
    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/KILLAPREZ

  • http://myspace.com/shawnlawrencejames Shawn Lawrence James

    YOU ARE WACK FOR THAT. IT MAY MEAN NOTHING TO YOU, BUT YOU LOST REMAINING CRED. YOU BIG “LIL WAYNE” UP BUT SHIT ON JAY-Z WOW…I HOPE IRV, LYOR AND THE REST OF THEM DONT THINK ALL OF THE PROGRESSIVE “80′S” BABIES THINK LIKE THIS…

  • MR. CAMP 8

    Wait, Sickamore doesn’t like the new Jay-Z joint… I’m SHOCKED!!! No seriously though, Sick, I’m surprised you even showed up again after Jim “I dress like a FLAMING HOMO, that happens to be in a motorcycle gang” Jones aired you out. You should probably stop writing about artist that are established (not to mention ones who could probably get you fired or killed with one phone call) and start producing some talent, that is what A&R’s get paid to do right? Well that and sucking lame rappers off after they catch a brick. (No Birdman)

  • toss

    you’re 100% right.
    unfortunately the album is-simply put-GARBAGE.
    i was looking forward to another jay album but he just didn’t deliver.sounds rushed.it’s his worst album ever…

  • http://www.myspace.com/killaprez PREZ

    ALWAYS REMEMBER WHO HELD US DOWN ALL THESE SUMMER’S.
    BROOKLYN IS MY HOME BUT CAN JAY-Z FUCK WITH SAIGON?

  • MR. CAMP 8

    Wait… Do u mean Toss like “I Toss Sickamore’s Salad”?(No Bol) or Toss like, I should Toss myself off of a cliff for that ridiculous shit i just typed?

  • Vindi

    This album was always going to be hard to follow up to Black Album sickamore makes valid points this album is not ‘that bad’ but not what I expected after haivng 3 years to rest

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
    http://www.soundclick.com/se23sfinest

  • http://www.myspace.com/planethitzproductions PlanetHitzProductions

    Lol this is crazy. I guess rappers aren’t allowed to mature on their music…

  • Statik

    U cant be serious?? I never heard such a disrespectful review of an artist who is a GOD to the whole hip hop world. The bottom line is Mr. Carter(AKA Mohammed Hovi) is the standard for any nigga tryin to make a mark in music and entertainment. Half of these “lil niggas” are still borrowing J’s swagger and word play in their music and videos,I cant believe the bullshit goin on right now…..Stat

  • Nay Nimley

    Jay Z gets NO love from this point on . . . he AND Russel Simmons. So if you havent heard, these 2 clowns are doing PSA about “Anti-Semitism”, dont get me wrong, I’ll be the first to admit, hating on anyone for race, sex, or religion is ALWAYS wrong. But why is that a prority to 2 (so called) BLACK men. Shouldnt getting crack out the ghetto be a priority?? maybe not, cause Jay Z does promote Young Jeezy who loves to talk about pumpin poison to his own people. What about AIDS?? no Jay would rather have half naked sistas in his video dancing for $85. This is an absolute disgrace to black people around the world, last time i checked Jewish people were doin pretty damn well for them selves despite Anti Semitism (doin alot better than black people, and dont both Jay and Russ both answer to a Jew anyway??). Despite the fact that the album is WACK we should BOYCOTT this sellout until he does a Malcolm X tribute, cause I seen him and Kanye found time to do a Johny Cash tribute, or does something besides make self genicidal music for his own people (while battlting Anti-Semitism) he gets NO LOVE from me. I’m ashamed cause I had respect for Jigga, he’s too old for this crap (no really . . .) Thats about it, everyone take notice and realize what it means to be BLACK. Pac woulda never stood for this . . . Peace

  • Mr. Good Life

    Sick I fuck with you, but I can not ride shotgun on this one. The man is doing too much good for me to even consider speaking bad on him.

    Let’s take a brief look at a few of his current events:
    -Video premiere on BET every hour
    -Video on Monday Night Football w/ the Budwieser commercial right after.
    -Dale Jr. and Mrs. Patrick(also products of Budwieser) in the video
    -The World Tour
    -The Hanger Tour
    -PSA w/ R.Simmons

    I would continue, but no other anyone in the game is doing anything similiar…so whats the point.

  • ZILLA

    I smell a side agenda here :/
    Although Sick raises some decent points, I vomit at the idea of him representing 80′s babies as a generation.
    Thank goodness NO ONE outside of the XXL blogging world knows who he is! PHEW!

  • Mr. Good Life

    Another thing…People keep bringing up his age like there’s a cut off point. Barry Manilow just put an album out. The Rolling Stones are still touring. Even Paul McCartney is about to drop another album and these guys double Hov’s age. Why in Hip Hop must we downplay ourselves so much. If Hov is 82 and still rapping, what the hell is the problem? And then yall saying he’s wack now. Are you serious? You’re the same person who’s screaming baaaaaalllin in ya living room and it aint because the Giants are playing.

    Let me ask this question: Who do yall place over him…in any category

    …Go on I’ll wait

  • SCORPIO1970

    I am curious. Is this your attempt to make up to Jim Jones and crew so they don’t beat your face in. You are such a fag. How convenient this is your first post since Jim Jones got on your bitch ass existence.

  • http://yahoo.com jordany

    As much as i hate Jim Jones, somehow Sick finds a way to win that battle and, i agree with THE KID FROM B-STY all you do is hate on Hov, but, you was on the disable list since Jim Jones smacked the shit out you but, you got better right away just to hate on Hov.

    DJ N-CRED you a fag too, i wish i could slap the holy shit out you everytime i read you stupid name.

  • http://myspace.com/youngstreetzdagooch Streetz

    Sickamore no burnt bridges but real talk nigga,u done helped a lot of trash get thru the door of hip hop,im not gone say any names,an real talk Hov got his feet up,because in the same issue of xxl he talks about finding someone 2 carry the Roc torch an that person happens to be me,*real Talk*…i handle hov’s beef,check my myspace page song “vibe wit me”…..an if jimmy or snitch set bites they ass is grass……….imma real dude not a fukkin rapper i just know how 2 put words 2gether nah mean?…………but easy on ya hatin for u be the next contestant on the put ya feet up hov screen…..love is love,
    just dont disrespect the god,i take it personally

  • His Royal Highness

    Sickamore, Sickamore, Sickamore…How hard (Pause) it must have been to write that. I know myself – waiting for the Jay album for months on end, well over a yr since i first heard of him recording – was highly disappointed, but I’ve realized, Jay made me realize, he is old, i am young…he doesnt respect what we respect and at this point, i find it hard to say i am losing respect for the old King of hip hop. U can only throw shots at the youth before the youth decide to just say Nigga you old & Fuck You! I bet he still wants niggas with “The Bright Watch” to buy the album by the old man with the “Right Watch”.

  • G Off

    LOL at this kid Sickamore. He thinks that by running with the “youth” he will gain credibility.

    The problem isn’t the youth, it is the dumb. You are supposed to be promoting the culture of hip hop and yet you tear it down with the rest of the “youth.” Just because hating on Jay is the sport du jour, doesn’t mean you have to follow the masses. Get your own voice- you are predictable and a trend follower.

  • Meka Soul

    aren’t you supposed to be busy holding back saigon’s album & ducking jim jones?

  • Meka Soul

    all this from the same guy who used to promote ali vegas as the second coming of nas.

  • Koran

    This cat take a month to do a blog and this is what he comes up with,jay’s midlife crisis? Naw chump you looking like you got a begin life crisis,fire this fool he wasting memory and keyboard punches. Sickamore(lol) what about a blog on jim,you don’t wanna do that huh 80′s baby.

  • xxx

    “What about AIDS?? no Jay would rather have half naked sistas in his video dancing for $85.”

    umm Nay Nimley video chicks dont make $85

  • Wayne-O

    ITS CRAZY TO ME YOU HAVE NOT PUT A BLOG UP HERE IN OVER A MONTH AND WHEN JAYS ALBUM LEAKS ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR BACK …..SMELLS LIKE SOME HATE TO ME i KNOW YOU WORK FOR THE RIVAL LABLE BUT DAMN …..

  • steven

    yo sickamore. r u that much of a jay hater. do you believe anybody in dip set is better than jay. when Busta was saying that he is coming to bust these young dudes is their head what did you say about it. If my memory serves me correct isn’t busta, LL, diddy, snoop, fat joe, ghostface, raekwon around the same age. but you are trying to diss jay.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    Still ant believe Hov doin it that bad..

    but u know how u know he’s gettin old?
    ANSWER: HE DONT TIP HIS NY FITTED THE SAME WAY!!!

    Think bout it..lol

    Ayoooo….Sick..fix ur page mayne..u double the last statement!

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    *cant

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    SICK!
    you owe Nas an apology he did two things by “sellin out”

    1. Show that he’s better than hov NOW
    Black republicans > Kingdom come LP
    AND ITS ON NAS’S LP!!!!!

    2. Made the better album (supposedly)

    NAW MEAAAAANNNN???????!?!?!?!??!?!?!

  • Nay Nimley

    OK Hype Williams, has minimum wage for video chicks went up?? I KNOW from credible sources that they make about 100 bucks (my older brother is a video man hoe) or maybe 50 Cent (and W.C.) Are just cheapskates. The point is, there are many other problems in the world, that WE as blacks and latinos should be tackling, why does Lyor Cohen do a PSA about that shit. Or maybe he’s doin the ones about AIDS, crack and Gun violence . . . Prolly not, he jus milks the products of those conditions, and has them exploit it on there records. VIDEO HOES MAKE NO MONEY. To answer ya lil comment

  • http://dronkmunk.blogpsot.com dronkmunk

    welcome back, Jimmy two-times

  • Bling Nasty Da 2nd

    You gave this a bad review because jimmy ones has you shook… pussy

  • http://www.myspace.com/foxtail76us Slickfoxx

    I’m done reading your bullshit for good, Sick you need to be executed for being a bitch. You’re from the era where being bitches is cool, I’m from the era where the west rules. Jay is still killing anything you could ever write, and you know Pharell and B will sell the shit out of those songs alone. Just like ‘show me what you got’, ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Anything’ are radio songs that will propel Hov to that 5 mil mark.

    P.S. I like the Dips too, but Hov is the winner. Jim should kick the shit out of you, you homo, yes homo… ’til you be CRAWLINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    Bitchymore = Sickamore = Looser

    I’m out!

    Slickfoxx

  • http://www.icedangeldesigns.com Iced Angel | The Joi of Functioning

    Its only a blog guys. There are starving children in Africa!!!!!

    What’s pathetic is that you’d prefer for him to lie. If its wack its wack – you, as fans, have been cheated – don’t be mad at Sick – be mad at Jay for cheating you once again… get over it… and wait til next chrismas for another hov album.

  • Cuban Link

    smh, i knew from the dsy he reitred thst if he came back it would tarnish his image.Keep your fingers crossed at our last hope for 06-N A S T Y N A S

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Sickamore, I think you are pissing Jay-z groupies off…i wonder how many of yall got his poster on yall wall…yall ar like a kid who cant accept the fact that his father is a bumb…when the kids talk about your dad and how worthless he is you defend him and get mad…THIS DUDE IS NOT INFALLIBLE…GET OVER THE FACT THAT HE IS WASHED UP…ITS NOT ABOUT HIS AGE ITS ABOUT THE WACK MUSIC HE PUTTING OUT AND CALLIN IT QUALITY…A GOOD REP DONT MAKE A GOOD ALBUM…BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD…

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    No baseball refrences,
    No posts for about a month

    Jim Jones has you shook you’ve dissapointed us 80′s babies(no weezy) by ducking a hobo rapper who is about 90 years old

    Oh and this new Hov album is wack

  • Harlem G

    so its offical, Wayne is the Best Rapper alive, Period

  • vito “trump”

    its a difference between an artist and a rapper these dudes like cam,banks,the rest of these niggaz you dudes be out here dic riding there not on the level of a jay-z jimmy will have to rap till he 60 ta get the stats hov got watch first week plat.
    hi haters

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx JIMMY IVIONE

    Sic, U ain’t even Hip-Hop no more…Go play w/ your new R&B Bitch! Hip-Hop don’t need ya’ lame ass…

  • World

    Are you saying this cause Jimmy threatened to whip ya ass on hot 97
    I heard the interview doggie stop dick ridin the dips cause Jim put you on blast I know you have to live in New York but dick riding because of fear is a definite no no “Stop that Homie”

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Harlem G Says:

    November 13th, 2006 at 10:41 pm
    so its offical, Wayne is the Best Rapper alive, Period

    ^^^^^^^
    LMAO you mean the Homo Thug from New Orleans

    Jeezy’s Trap or Die mixtape > Weezy’s entire career

  • MARITZA

    Its won not one!?!
    Interesting opinion though.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com N.O 4-life

    great article, nothing more needs to be said

  • BlaQ

    JAY WILL STILL GO AT LEAST 2x PLAT…..EAT THAT SICKAMORE. DIPSET GOT U SHOOOOOOKKKKK!!

  • Sabrina

    Your a much better blogger than Bol’s big, fat, bummy ass.

  • BlaQ

    SICKAMORE….GO EAT TOOTHPASTE YO PRICK! GIV THE MAN HIS DUE RESPECT FOR WOT HE DD IN THE GAME…..LETS SEE OW YOULL FEEL WEN THE NXT GEN STARTS CALLLING U A WASHED UP DJ….CHILL OUT B

  • Damu

    faggots icegrillin’me/oh you not feelin’me/fine,it cost you nuthin’/pay me no mind!

  • mofokho

    you better drop saigon’s muthafukin album instead of dissin hov be productive don’t follow the hype

  • weezybaby

    lol good read man

  • content

    ya’ll got anything else to write about. If not, Sick drop your shit a little earlier in the day b/a Bol and Noz beat you to it.

  • che

    like jay said, you had a spark when you started, now you’re just garbage..

  • freehiphop

    jim jones will neva be on jay-z level …………..jay is on another level and only a few 80′s baby can understand hov.

  • Rizz

    Thats the problem wit niggas like ya’ll, you dont have respect for the people who have come and did it better than you ever could. Young this and young that. Ya’ll ever think that rap aint even important as it used to be? The nigga worth more than your entire family! He can put out a album full of shit and still have ya’ll all over his dick………

  • freehiphop

    sick YOU DIGGIN A HOLE

  • Phntm

    Sickamore, is just hatin, so he can try and be on Jimmy’s good side again, he doesn’t wanna get smacked in the office. Hey sickamore, you should try blogging once and a while, took the new Hov album for you to blow the dust off that keyboard. Oh yeah, by the way, the first listen, I wasn’t really feeling the album, but after, unchecking the beyonce and pharrell trainwrecks from the Itunes, the shit bangs…..

  • mannyworld33

    SICKAMORE=SHOOK!

    N-CRED=SILKY JOHNSON (HATER OF THE YEAR!)

    YALL SHOULD DO A CO-BLOG TOGETHER THEN KISS LIKE WEEZY & BABY (NO HOMO!)

  • Were Read 2 Def

    This ’80s baby understands Hov.

  • EHT

    When has 30 something become old? This album is way better than all the “editorial writers” are saying.

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

    are you fucking crazy have yall lost yall fucking minds ????? this album is crazy.

  • Musa

    You know what as a 22 year old I some what agree with the author when he says Jay-Z is tryna make being old cool. I don’t think kingdom come is a good album but compared to the shit that is out and given props I say it is better.

    Also a lot of people are used to the straight foward frank Jay-Z a lot of his fans are not listeners. People are not going to like the introspective Jay-z they want the excuse me itch whats your name.

  • Jerz!

    Hate.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com the south

    this album is wack as fuck. i want my 5 bucks back right now!! doctor’s advocate in stores today!!! hustler’s p.o.m.e already out, real music, not over-hyped shit like kingdom come

  • let the game begin

    mannyworld33 Says:

    November 14th, 2006 at 10:11 am
    SICKAMORE=SHOOK!

    N-CRED=SILKY JOHNSON (HATER OF THE YEAR!)

    YALL SHOULD DO A CO-BLOG TOGETHER THEN KISS LIKE WEEZY & BABY (NO HOMO!)

    ^^^^^^^ FUNNY SHIT LMAO. SILKY JOHNSON, YOU KILLNG ME

  • Real>Tough

    Sickamore!! You a str8 Fag!! Talking this 80′s baby shit 1 minute, than talking about the youngin’s the next!! Make some damn sense before you talk Negro!! You are the problem in this game!!

  • k-rizzy

    WoW Sick are you really that shook ? When a B-List rapper has you to the point that you refuse to mention his name Not a good look As of right now I begin a petition for you Sick to Quit this blog, turn in your keyboard YOU ARE HOVA oops OVA

  • BirdsFlySouth

    All these Jay Z fans mad b/c the album sucks. lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    The album is wack as hell

    but STEP YOUR GAME UP SICKAMORE diss those faggots in Dipset they got you shook

  • REAL SPIT

    let the game begin is a HOMO every comment he take’s other niggas comment must be one of those cumputer geeks wit nothin to do all day, ur mamma in the streets everyday doin her thang she loves black dick jus like ur white ass does bitch fuckin wigger go read a book

  • http://myspace.com/youngstreetzdagooch Streetz

    fuk dipset!!!!!……….i know all the tough guys behind them dudes,aint none of the rappers tough,jimmy hired mel murder,then u got luka brazzy….fuk them all,them niggaz cant rap man,talkin bout”flex chop an screw it ya know i gotta slow it up flex” fuk outta here a real emcee spits off anything he’s given……niggaz signin niggaz 2 be they bodyguards……..see me nigga,i will be at def jam 2morrow….jimmy or anybody from dipset…..BMC Brooklyn all day!!!!!!!!!!

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

    whats the sense of having all these different bloggers if they all come to the same conclusion…….this dude sickamore reads much into the lyrics. The Kingdom Come bootleg is waaay better than you want people to believe

  • The Chancellor

    I dont give a fuck young, old whatever, Jay is head and shoulders abover the best rapper in this game. Its no wonder you work at Atlantic.

  • Tyler

    The album is called KingDom Come cause Jay was praying that this cd wouldn’t suck but it’s seems as if God was busy or not listenin’.
    Peep the musical heat and vibes at:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • Em

    dude is a hater. when will folks decide to let hip-hop grow up!! niggas act like Cam’Ron young or something. dude is on the wrong side of 30 too & still rapping like he was when he was 24. Jay is above these clowns. hip hop can speak for folks in their 30′s as well as their teens & 20′s. grow up folks

  • jacquez
  • j

    sick yourback where ya been homez. you need to post more dude. this shit wasnt bad.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JOEHOLIDAY JOE HOLIDAY

    I SAY THAT JAY IS JUST SETTING THE MARK FOR THE NEW MARKET IN HIP-HOP, THE ADULT MARKET. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE BEING THAT ONLY THE OLDER AUDIENCE CAN RELATE TO THE ISSUES HE’S FOCUSED ON AND MOST OF THE GROWN FOLKS APRECIATE THE LYRICAL FORM OF HIP-HOP. NAS HAS BEEN DOING THAT FOR YEARS(MAKING GROWN FOLK MUSIC) AND JIGGA CONSIDERED IT TRASH (“YOUR SHIT IS GARBAGE, WUT U TRY’N TO KICK KNOWLEDGE?”)BUT NOW ALONG WITH MANY OTHER HIP-HOP ARTISTS, THIS CULTURE IS GROWING UP WITH THE RAPPERS WHO SET THE MARKET FOR THE YOUNG GUYS. IF WE CAN EMBRASE THE FACT THAT AGE IS INEVITABLE MAYBE WE CAN HELP HIP HOP GROW INTO A MORE RESPECTABLE CULTURE.
    AT THE END OF THE DAY, “LITTLE NIGGAZ” DON’T BUY ALBULMS ANYWAY SO WHY GIVE A FUCK ‘BOUT WUT THEY THINK.
    APEAL TO THE WORKING CLASS AND MOTHERFUCKERS WILL STOP LOOKING AT HIP-HOP AS SOME LITTLE THUG SHIT. THIS IS OUR CULTURE AND WE DEMAND SOME RESPECT…..FOR THE RECORD I WAS BORN IN “82
    JOE HOLIDAY….187 BITCH
    SIC GET AT ME ‘BOUT THAT MIXTAPE

  • NastyNAsir

    lol, i dont even know about sickamore but the way he gettin clowned on here is the funniest shit ever.

  • 420PURP

    DUDES ATTACKING JAY CAUSE HE TRYNA BROWN NOSE JENNY JONES
    YOU A BITCH ASS NIGGA SIC!!!
    AND THAT 80S BABY SHIT IS WACK
    CAUSE ITS NOT WHAT ERA YOU FROM ITS HOW FAST YOU CAN STACK CASH!!!
    AND I WAS BORN IN 85 BITCH!!!

  • Reed

    In 1925, a girl was killed by a serial killer. While the killer fed on her flesh she chanted, “Ra sho wei na po.” The girl then obtained glowing red eyes. Now, if you have read the chant, she will appear next to your bed at midnight, staring at you with her glowing red eyes until you fall asleep, unless you post this in 5 different topics. Your kindness will be rewarded.

  • let the game begin

    REAL SHIT ,I AINT GOTTA PROVE SHIT TO YOU ,YOU’RE JUS A LONELY BOY LOOKIN FOR SOME LOVE. WHAT YOUR DADDY DIDN’T GIVE YOU ENOUGH LOVIN WHEN TUCKIN YOU IN AS A BABBY. LAME ASS

  • The Truth

    Is this you way of stopping Jimmy from slapping the shit outta ya skinny behind,

  • that dude

    lol, he thought we 4got about Jim Jones slappin the shit outta him. Sickamores a fag

  • jim jones

    Yeah, you better diss that chancleta wearing muthafucka. And never compare us to the mets again or Ill knock that kufi straight off yo head. BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    IT IS NOT ABOUT THE HIS AGE PEOPLE JUST USE THAT TO CRACK ON HIM…THE MUSIC HE IS PUTTING OUT IS WACK…HIS LYRICS ARE WACK…NOW HE TRYING TO PATTERN HIMSELF OFF OF RUSSEL SIMMONS…THIS NIGGA DONT CREATE…HE JUST WAIT TO TAKE…FRAUD RAT BASTARD…

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Sonny Cheeba’s remix to “Imagine” by Snoop Dogg ft Dr. Dre…

    “…Imagine if Hip-Hop was really ‘for the people’, Imagine if Bol was really YN’s alter ego… Imagine if Transient was as hard as he boasted, Imagine if Rey’s myspace page never got posted… Imagine if Jay-Z wasn’t 36 & rapping, Imagine if Nas really made it fuckin happen… Imagine if Fat Joe’s album didn’t bore us, Imagine if Wayne walks around w/a Dictionary & Thesaurus… Imagine if Jim Jones never made ‘Balllliiiinnn’, Imagine if NBRED was really black & from New Orleans… Imagine if Carmen Bryant & Superhead weren’t silly sluts, Imagine if Hip-Hop didn’t really suck… IMAGINE…”

    I will be posting this periodicaly through out the week kiddies…

    another “instant classic” from the G.O.D.

  • 0schino629

    Another dickhead review!! whoever backing these mitherfuckers probably dont even listen to hiphop yall some dickeating motherfucker. How can you hate on Kingdom Come name a cd better than this that dropped this year????????? Anyone……I didnt think so…….What hov say on the song called “Some People Hatin” I thought niggas would appreciate what came i did for the game something must be really wrong would the world.” YES HOV SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG STARTIN WITH THIS CRITIC

  • Mor Sicka Da Sickamore

    DAMN HOMIE…. N HIGH SCHOOL U WASNT DA MAN HOMIE… SICK U SUCK
    NIGGA JUS MAD JIM JONES SLAP DA FUCK OUTTA U .. N JAY-Z STILL SELLIN

    GO MAKE YA SELF FAMOUS

  • Mr.Me

    This nigga Jay rockin a grey spandex sweater like thats whats up. Sad.

  • Anzwer

    i can’t understand why but there is so many haters..whatever Jay do it will never be good..everybody knows on every album he got some radio joints,in this case Anything and Hollywood, which I agree with aren’t that good but I think that rest of the album is hot..Can’t noone front on Beach Chair..like Jay says on the Prelude “I would write it,if you could get it” I guess alot of people still don’t get it..I guess you are the ones copping Jim Jones album or Cam!! haters!!!

  • Mr.Me

    For his stans look at that pic Sick posted of Jay then look at yourself an ask yourself why? While your askin yourself that…keep in mind this niggas 40 years old.

  • 110 street

    i dont know b,i bootleg and all that but i cop also so ill be mind own critic u dig but everybody saying the same shit.we will see.

  • Yes sir!

    I get it sic. Go at Jay real hard and disrespectful so Jim lays off you.

    checkers move playboy. we see right through you.

  • Port_o_Prince

    I been listening to Jigga since 96 and i can honestly see the growth in his content. But some of ya’ll need to be realistic. This album is not that good compared to J’s standards he set the bar so high that he could only fall from grace. He’s like MJ with the wizard in..outta breath, arthrithis, but thinks he still got that 1 great game in him…

  • bob

    who the fuck are you? Have u ever done anything but talk shit? Why dont you go say some shit about capo? Oh yeah prolly cuz u scared for you life. This nigga outed you and you shook like hell. You prolly wrote this blog on the subway or somethin. So what hov is older. The nigga keeps it real with himself. He a leader not a follower. Plus he still better in his old age than these new niggas makin complete bullshit music. So uh fuck you nigga.

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    I agree with you to an extent. Of course the album is pretty much bashing the narrowminded views of this current hip hop generation and the buying public at large…it’s nothing us old ass rap fans don’t say to each other or bitch in long ass blogs about!

    Now, it just happens that one of our old asses happens to be the most high profile rapper in the industry…Jay took all that “these youngins don’t know shit” energy and spit it into a popper stopper…the shit IS divisive as all hell…but it’s so fuckin’ dope!

    I’m old so I loved this album (31). He was speaking for a bunch of us heads that jumped ship on mainstream hip hop back in 1997 after the Telecommunications Act went down and our favorite rappers couldn’t get on the radio anymore (except for Jay-Z and Nas, of course).

    What I can’t forget is that this album couldn’t have been made at ANY OTHER TIME IN HIP HOP HISTORY…A dude openly rapping about being old like it’s a GOOD THING? Being an experienced (read: MAD OLD) emcee as an ADVANTAGE? Spit that shit, old nigga! Rep for us! Cop that “Kingdom Come” when it drops…if you don’t like it then just give to an old ass rap fan that bitches about the “Golden Age”..there should be plenty right there in your family, co-op, apartment complex or neighborhood.

    Good one, Sick. One.

  • mzfinegirl

    ah ha haha

  • mzfinegirl

    nobody cares for old ass

  • Hoodsavior

    LMAO…sick this 1st blog ive seen from u since jimmy “Ballin” Jones threatened to choke u out on sight

  • Whistleblower

    Sickamore a/k/a “Li’l Nigga”, you should really respect your “elders”. Your little black a** wouldn’t have a significant place on this planet if it weren’t for your “elders”. You’re a crumbsnatcher to Jay-Z, trying to spark a movement by turning other crumbsnatchers like you, against the ones who have fed and enlightened them for years. You will not be significant within the next five years. You will be alluded to writing blogs expressing your discontentment with whatever artist you elect to hate on at that moment. You’re movement is LATE, Sickamorem, and you are not only disrespecting Jay, but you are disrespecting ALL of your predecessors and ALL of your idols… Russell, Diddy.. Nas.. heck.. I heard that your boy, Tru Life is over 30, so you’re disrespecting him, too. Right now, the industry is more focused on unity. You missed your boat, Li’l Nigga. You should have started your hate campaign when 50 Cent was beefing with Ja Rule, or even when Game was beefing with 50 Cent… not to ignore the jabs that Jay-Z is dishing to a select few… but at least he is doing it creatively, and with a touch of class. Maybe your gripe with S Dot is more of a personal one. Maybe he didn’t say hi to you one day, after you featured his music on your mixtape. Maybe he just doesn’t acknowledge you at all. Maybe you need a hug from him. It’s too bad, how your utilizing your opportunity to create awareness, to people who paved the way for Li’l Niggas like you. There is a major difference between telling the truth, and straight hatin’. You’re a hater, Sickamore. If you don’t get a hold of your “ex-mixtape-DJ-turned-A&R-for-a-major-label-at-20something -years-young” ego soon enough, you will burn bridges before pubic hair starts to grow on your nuts. You’re a smart Li’l Nigga. I hope you take heed and begin to make better choices.

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

    good call. Dip Set kids

  • DaHuff

    The shit sounds tired n lame..all of jays nu shit.. its “look at me,,yall aint shit im so high above yall”…its ya boyyyy” thats all i get from it…all rd-blueprint is all classic though..rest is garbage

  • H-MAN

    Get’em Jimmy…

  • H-MAN

    Elvis haz been dead what 30 yearz now, and he mage 42 million last year…that sayz erythang…

  • KG

    nice. But a hov fan still.

  • bob

    Good post whistleblower. But this cat wont listen. He too busy duckin capo.

  • http://rashadlogic.wordpress.com Rashadlogic

    LMFAO! Sic is scared of Jim Jones?

  • Young Greg

    Hov doesn’t say, “I don’t got the bright watch/I got the right watch.” What he actually says is, “I don’t got the bright watch/I got the BREIT watch.” Breitling is a line of luxury watches Sick. Step your class game up before you come at Hov. I still remeber that Opus One definition you gave!!

  • Sushi K

    Hey Sick, don’t you have some baaaaallin to do somewhere… else?

    Karma will smite ya eighties baby… just give it a little time, little man.

    ha ha

  • South Ambassador

    Say what you may about Jay…………but one thing is for sure, he’s done it one time he can do it again! Who ever thought we’d stop wearin’ throwback jerseys…….gone! We growin’ up w/ dude whether you like it or not……sooner or later niggas gone be fightin’ w/ money!

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    Dig A Hole” is one big lackluster subliminal to King Joffie Joe:

    wow sic you hurting me wih that one.from the version i have i pass 4 songs.the rest are crazy.his flow on addicted to the game is sick.im confused by your thoughts on the album.i never took you for a hater.

  • Jason Mckenzie

    isn’t anyone paying attention to the shot hov threw at game. I want game to get at him on you know what it is vol.4
    news just in doctors advocate 150,000 first day uhhhhhhhh

  • Jason Mckenzie
  • Young A. Simmons

    “Y’all respect the one who got shot/I respect the shooter”

    Real talk.

    But Jay dont want it with Game.

    Album of the year came out yesterday.

  • Wampwamp

    dude next time you try to diss the greatest rapper of all time,
    “Cam would’ve definitely one any battle of the beats”
    try and spell the word “WON” correctly. great talk. see ya out there.

  • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    LOL at this kid Sickamore. He thinks that by running with the “youth” he will gain credibility.

    The problem isn’t the youth, it is the dumb. You are supposed to be promoting the culture of hip hop and yet you tear it down with the rest of the “youth.” Just because hating on Jay is the sport du jour, doesn’t mean you have to follow the masses. Get your own voice- you are predictable and a trend follower.

  • http://www.gettbackent.com Mr. GettBack

    I don’t get how Jay could be hating on the youth in hip-hop. Your right his album is not exactly for the young knuckleheads out here that just think good rap music is ballin’ or one blood. Please, none of those dudes could even hold my attention for more than one song. Game is a b***h! First he dissed Jay then the next day he said “Sorry” (That’s not gangsta!) Game is about 10 million records short (no matter how much he sells this album, Thank 50 for the three singles he gave you last album. No respect for disloyalty!)from catching up to Hov’s last four albums. Dipset should be kissing Jay’s azz for getting them off of 145th (BK niggas run them frauds on the regular anyway!) Who would even know this wack rapper (Jim) if Cam never rocked a “Roc” chain. Please don’t tell me “it was dame”. I don’t remember people buying Dame Dash albums in last 10 years or Dame selling out arenas. Sick please stop being a hater! Game, Jim and Fat Joe albums can’t compare to Jay’s. Tell one-eyed willie to shut his mouth and send the boss (Jay) his tribute for being able to have a “so-called” rap career. Ballin’ no more like borin’!
    Tell Dame, Game, Jim and the rest of the “Hov” haters. U LOST ONE!

  • PhillyBlack

    Personally I think Jay-Z could have probably won over people’s opinions of this album with one minor change.

    He should have called this album “The Shawn Carter Album” & came out as S.Carter.

    If he reinvented himself in this manner I feel he would have probably gotten less flack for this album because for many people it’s really not a “Jay-Z” album.

  • skizzle

    Stop hatin’ on Hov Bitchmore especially after Jim Jones pulled your card and you went out like a sucka.

  • Cassius

    Wow, If it isn’t Suck-Dick-A-More, back from hiding out cause the Dips wanted to kill him. I getthe feeling that Dip-Dip had you tied up in a basement after saying that they were the Mets and the only way you could get out was to say that Dig A Hole didn;t have any real burners for Cam. I’m not even going to stick up for this album, people listen for yourselves (but please, skip track 9 and 10…honestly) but if this isn’t the best album out yet this year, then sickamore didn;t run scared for over a month on this blog, you homo-ass-cruncher. Step your blog game up, I’ll take your job if your too much of a deepthroater to concentrate on doing actual album reviews that tells the would-be customer something instead of steady hate (eventually make it overflow..and then the levy break (c) Best Album of the Year so far). Get a new job bitchamore, you’ve done nothing since helping Sai come out (and i wouldn;t even say that yu did much for him cause as we all know, there is no album). I hope to see you fired before the next time I am on here. Peace

  • Cassius

    …and Young Greg killed you with that BREIT and Opus One comment…you non-ill watch and fine wine knowing beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-yyyitch!

  • B_hiphoppitt

    yeah this alblum sucks balls…I mean he aint gonna sell like he thinks he is…the alblum is already out and dudes like me who was gonna get dont think its worth the money…I mean Dr.Dre gave this dude some ass beats and he aint got a Timbo track…he did this one himself…I say that he gonna sell less than Game does in his first week….

  • Koran

    Damn kris ex leaving? The wrong one leaving,when you signing off.

  • 11kap

    Jay was looking real tense at the bet hip hop awards as if the yungins were taking over or something. It’s called evolution. respect it and move with it. No need to be sour by trying to tell the young folks what to do or how to act. we’re all grown here. Give props where props are due.

  • marlon

    Danja 29 hit the nail on the head, how fuckin wack would it have been if jay tried to rap about rims, grillz, candy paint, and whatever the fuck else you retarded 80′s children rap about. it’s real life, see the world corner boy.

  • gutta

    please dont tell me u gonna let jimmy punk u like that??? you have so much of an opinion on jays album but didnt say anything about jimmy’s album which is not a bad album but still is not better than kingdom come.. kingdom come is not jays best work we all have heard but the album is better than the people that are goin at him…cam,jimmy,u could argue juelz but jay is on a different level. the man is damn near 40 and he one of the richest men under 40,why would he talk about the same things he rapped in previous albums??? again,the album may not have been what everyone expected but its still a good album and better than most of what has come out in ’06

  • crackis great!!

    sickamore’s one post a month crisis

  • JayBFresh

    Man this dude is such a hater I think this is a biased ass artical. Don’t wake up on Hov’s Dick, Sick! Eat some breakfast 1st. Now go pop in a Lil Wayne CD or some bullshit like that so you can listen to that make belief, kissin grown men, never sold drugs actually was rich @ 12 yrs old rap!

    Real talk you a hater and should stay off my Guy hov Penis!

  • marlon

    hey suckadickamore, why are you holding on to this 80′s baby vs. 70′s baby gimmick so tight you one trick pony. 80′s babies ar fucking lames like lil wayne while all the legends are 70′s baby’s its not a competition you need to give it up you are embarrassing yourself.

  • J

    Sick still suckin dick.

  • http://www.myspace.com/zingarimanagement Music

    Not the best album at all… I expected more but hey big hommie is getting older… niggaz aint in the studio with dude to tell him let that Usher & Pharell shit die in the protools session, and yeah he does feel a certain way about aging in the rap game… Rap is a young mans sport, either stay on top of shit or adjust to a nice leather seat behind a desk while you delegate work to young heads in the street… easy

  • BKflyshyt

    SICKAMORE EAT A DICK. WHAT U WRITE IS IRREVELANT, U A LAME, U HAVE NO ROOM TO SPEAK OR COMMENT ON A NIGGA THAT CONTROLS UR LIFE. FUCC OUTTA HERE BEOTCH. STOP TALKIN OUTTA YA AZZ BEFORE U END UP HOMELESS. REALTALK, THAT NIGGA JIGGA OWN U, HE COULD GET U FIRED TOMORROW. DAMN…LOL, THAT’S FUCCED UP. FALL BACK ON THE SMALL TALK. WHERE UR FOCUS AT, HOLLA AT THE BOY JIM JONES AT LEAST THIS WAY U KNOW U WON’T BE LIVING ON THE STREETS IN A FEW DAYS!!!! HAHAHAHA – TO FUNNY
    P.S. UR ARTICLE IS WEAK!!! – REAL NIGGAS KNOW BETTA

  • the truth

    If our culture dies at 30 yrs old then hip hop as we know is indeed dead… What we need in our community is a huge demo that supports our culture with its time & money… The most successful Afro Americans & Latinos in the history of this country are between the ages of 45 & 30 years old… this means this demo has an overwelmingly large buying base… to only produce music that appeals to a younger demo would prove fatal to our culture… The Rolling Stones are the most succesfull rock ban in the world… and there buying demo spans some 40+ years… It’s not uncommon to hear a man in his late 50′s playing the Stones as well as a 18 yr old college freshman… Rock stars don’t die and neither do Hip Hop legends… Kingdom Come represents growth and maturity… we shouldn’t expect any less from the “greatest ever!!!” As far as the author of this incredibly shallow outlook on Hov’s latest release I would ask that he stop trying to destroy the very culture that feeds your family!!!

  • realtalk

    this article is terrible. you think being an 80s baby is good? yall fucked up hip hop by buying all the bullshit that comes out now. and dont you fucking work for the same label group that cam and jenny be at… sounds like you might be a little biased since you wouldnt want to shit where you eat. holla!

  • Dion From (detroit)delray on vanderbilt

    jay be sayin these little hoe azz subliminal verses to cam he makes good points but he dosent make them directly jay said himslef “subliminals aint shyt” so why has he done a few just like the critic says he’s lucky he didnt drop it after “u gotta love it” cuz if u like cam or not u know in your heart those little verse or lines he says dosent compare to cams diss.
    Errbody says jay didnt have to respond.
    his bull shyt wasnt better than cam so does that mean cam doesnt have to reply does that mean cam won??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Its not over

  • rdl

    Nice review. Everything u said is true and I would say u could have said something nice but I’m already over the album and can’t think of the few things I did like. The whole album is quickly forgettable.

    (I still always got love for Jay though and nothing ever gonna change that)

  • Koran

    Still got this blog posted huh,slow.

  • http://reddred.com Skinnty Dred

    I admit its not a consistent banger. (2 or 3 tracks i’ll passo on) but it has a vibe to it. When it comes to word play and delivery HOV is it you can’t deny it. Some of us grew up with hip hop from its conception so now we have this OLD vs YOUNG argument. WTF. U2
    Rolling Stones all those fuckers are still playing and evolved during their careers. Hip Hop heads are somewhat stuck in a box beleiving that you have to 20 something to make good music. The only genre with this ridiculous analysis of what or who qualifies as making a “good” record.
    Jay is a grown as man and you can hear it in his music, his vocabulary and the way he carries himself.
    Bottom line stop hating on dude because he’s winning. One persons bias opinion does not determine the success of anyone but your opinion is respected even if it sounds like it has a bit of Haterade in it.

  • rdl

    He should have called this album “The Shawn Carter Album” & came out as S.Carter.

    If he reinvented himself in this manner I feel he would have probably gotten less flack for this album because for many people it’s really not a “Jay-Z” album.

    ^^@phillyblack…good point! I thought thats what he was gonna do when he came back but unfortunately the promo street posters say “Jay Z: The Name You Can Trust” but now since Kingdom Come” Jay Z” is no longer a name I trust. He shouldnt have ruined it with this album. S Dot Carter’s Kingdom Come would have been a better “chess move”

  • Kisha

    you’re silly. so hip hop retires after 30, huh? scary thought. i haven’t heard j’s album but i’m willing to bet it’s hot. if he did some ole grown man/new shit on this album then more power … kinda stupid for him to be doing an album at this point of his career that only talks about the block. meanwhile, that’s all the others can talk about and somehow think that makes them real … come on now, they all want to be where j is … if they don’t then they’re ass backwards.

  • D Nice

    What is the problem? I mean can this dude put out an album to reflect his growth in this shit? So what he gotta few commercial tracks? Half the rappers out that got garbage ass club bangers and they eatin — he has earned respect in the game – no dickridin – but this dude is on top – hiphop needs a calm head —

  • Suge_Bear

    It is frustrating to see people impose their insecurities on anothers person form of expression. I would question what Sicamore’s game plan is to be the top earning 80′s baby. Look at all Jay-Z has acomplished and he took time to reflect and share. For everyone that posted criticizing the man Shawn Carter versuses his admittedly alright album I ask what successful man is mentoring your growth in anything. Where as a lot of our generation in their early to mid twenties like NAS said “Are stuck in they 2nd Childhood” There’s more to the world than what you know so let go of that comfort zone and grow up so you can teach the next person in line. But Jay messed up the album by playing the fence, I felt like he was selling all the different sides of him versus being all those things in one.

  • L.A. WILSON JR

    Horrible article. I am sick and tired of reading about Jay-Z’s flaws. He still is the best rapper/MC to ever grace a stage. You can’t phatom an individual that can match Hov’s skills or wordplay and that’s including Mr. Nasir “God’s Son” Jones. Stop hating. You act like the same 5 million that bought Jay-Z’s Volume 2: HardKnock Life havent grown. We have. So as we grow, our idolized favorite MC grows. We mature, he matures. I don’t want to hear no dayum I sell this, I sell that or ‘does your chain hang low’ or any other piece of crap for artistry. I’m not dissing average rappers who are just trying to carve their niche in the game but seriously let’s imagine that Jay-Z never existed; how satisfied would you be with your top ten? Looks pretty empty right? Okay, shut up.

  • WTF?

    This was one of the worse articles I ever read… even for a blog for that matter. Didn’t we shut down The Source for their biased shit? This blog just smelled like so ass kissing. As for someone who writes (or blogs) for a respected magazine to put out some str8 biased shit cuz u work at the same label as Jenny who touched you is bullshit. Someone at XXL needs to step up to the plate and clean shop to weed out bullshit like this. At first I thought this Jay’s album was garbage. That’s because I was so used to all this club shit being put out. I’m 30. I aint in the clubs like these 80′s babies thinking life is sweet like that. After a few listens, dude actually does make being 30 cool. How long you planning on wearing XXXL white t’s for like every other follower? Yall need to find your own way and listen to shit that got more than a catchy hook. A lot of yall listening to shit which is the same shit from some other rapper with a different beat. Hip Hop lost originality. If maturing brings that back, so be it.

  • Nemeziz

    Jay… does… 5 mill.. on this one… you young.. nigger.. a stupid as fuck.. listen.. I’m 30… I grew up hip-hop.. b-boying, trend setting (gold front (Gold Frames is what we used to called em…I had when i was 15.. way before.. any southern cat..).. karzy ass designs in our hairs, half moon cears, flat tops and dookie chains…..everything you 80ty babies now live on.. “RETRO”

    You kids have no respect for what came before u… the people who laid the ground work… the people who made it possible for you and other “kids” like you to make money off of hip-hop…

    You guys are the main reason why HIP HOP IS DEAD.. for us (27 and overs) is a culture…. a way of life… to you wet behind the ear cats.. it’s disposable, these new cat’s I cant even relate to.. how many of us are drug dealers, or have shot someone.. etc…. how many nigger sold weight… at least he brings a refreshing new spin on shit…

    Not a big Jay-Z fan.. never have been.. but I like the fact that there can be more then one voice in todays hip hop other then the “YOUNG and DUMB”…

  • Sway-Z

    damn old hov ya album isn’t that good ya girl lefted you I can’t tell you if your shoe has been sellin but shits fucked up for jay

  • M.i.C

    Nas > Rap Game

    December 19 > All albums out/ comin out

  • DeeMoneyBags reppin Philly

    Sickamore, Sickamore,Sickamore, I used to be a fan of your work but now I see the big picture. You R just mad that you can’t make any money off of stolen Jay-z instrumentals that the Africans sell for you. Most artists, especially up and coming artists tend to experience difficulty rapping over a Jay-z song with-out using his FLOW. This throws a monkey-wrench into your money machine, leaving you with the shorter straw. “I’m not a businessman, Ima’ BUSINESS mann.” Let Jay handle his business DAMN!

  • BOL > SIGCAMOR

    BOL > SIGCAMORE

    wack ass blog. BOL IS GREAT! BOL IS GREAT! u are ass

  • http://myglobalhustle.wordpress.com/ Young Global

    thx for keepin it real.. I felt the same way in my blog: “Is Jay-z Your Daddy” http://myglobalhustle.wordpress.com/2006/11/17/is-jay-z-your-daddy/

    Glad to see some people r still awake

  • Pop

    Who pays these gays I mean guys to write this

  • 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

  • stian

    i dont think you understand. jigga aint even talkin ’bout B on ”lost ones”, do the math son.. its some one else, earlier in his life. its not his best album, not even his second best album, but still, when i read your column i can see that you dont know what you’re talkin ’bout…

  • krishna

    kingdom come needs to kingdom GO.

  • O’kieve

    Fuck Sickamore..i hope Jim Jones kicks your ass.

  • QUEENZGETTHEMONEY

    DAVE you have really bad taste in music you hip hop geek get a life you ugly virgin

  • majikk33

    OMG Sickamore …Stay away from the drugs you cheezy wanker!!Youre an 80′s baby albeit with a lil talent the only ish youve done worth noting is the I can make you famous mixtapes which might be notes as quite forgettable …Quit hatin on Jay let the brutha do what his got to …You on the other hand need to check and find out whether your Pampers are sittin right ….Go get some wet wipes you clown…

  • Jordi Vendetta

    Look, I would do the same thing if I was in Jay-Z’s place. There’s a guy in the west coast who did a second album just dropping names, who raps in 10 out of 16 tracks about Dr.Dre, made even a love song for Dr.Dre, believes he is the West Coast Rakim and said something like 2 albums to be mentioned with Biggie or something.

    And then he got like reporters giving him props and whatever and other bullshit coming.

    What do you expect Hov to do?

    I take every shitty track he did on that album, even the Beyonce track, over The Game’s whole album. At least he raps about himself and his life, and got something to rap about.

    But I guess as long as Clipse and The Game get XXL reviews, it’s all good.

    West Coast Rakim! LMAO!!

  • Raymond

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

  • EffYou

    It’s funny how much dudes hate on HOV,but they all say the same thing,he’s old..Is there any other point that u can make other than his age ?? How is it that a nigga pushin 40 is still nicer than all the younger niggas in the game..I mean i know it aint Hov’s best album,but i’ll still take a hov album over the rest of the bullshit that’s come out..Fuck imma buy…,a dipset album ??? If these niggas werent going @ jay,would we even be talking about them so much ?? Nigga keep complainin bout jay’s age cuz he shuttin the rest of these young niggas down and they want him to retire for real,so they can try n take his spot..Niggas is biggin up lil wayne like he dont sound like a jay knock-off.. Yall niggas crazy

  • EffYou

    The funny thing is,if half these niggas in the game told their REAL ages,you’d see most of them niggas was 30 plus they damn self..Niggas wanna single out Jay,to take the heat off themselves..I’d still take an “ok” Jay album over any of these niggas best work anyday

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

    Bol and Sic are some jay bashers…for one jay is calling dipset little niggaz…meaning they are not on his level.Dipshit suck and you know it. Im tired of this shit. They are all average rappers nothing they say is even worth repeating. Cam got out shined by weezy on sucking or not juelz is constantly outshined by D.carter…and lets not forget New York city which was a classic only because jay was on it…stop hating im an 80′s baby and im loving the shit jay talking about. but i must say i was like what the fuck on tracks 9 and 10 but it is what it is. Dont be mad because as my nigga jay said at the end of the prelude “the real is back”…oh and further more Im tired of crack rap shits getting played only person that can really pull it of is Jeezy…and none of the Dips albums were nowhere near the boys album…just stop hating and keep bobbing you head because i know its in the cd player right now…take it light

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

    Oh shit i just remembered something since you in the music biz(so you say) i got food for thought…if you listen to songs Cam is shitching about his shooting in DC(Ironically Jay is from Maryland Cambridge to be exact)and Cam said he saw niggas throw the roc sign up…So that goes back to the line which he was not talking about 50(reason he wont diss 50 is because they are joint Biz partners…)Ya’ll respect the one who got shot/I respect the shooter…think about it…and if you listen to dig a hole…I’ll have guys throwing Roc signs outside your coupe…come on sic im an average nigga that knows this whole album was full of sublminals only aimed at dipshit…be real jay is that dude

  • ohshit

    Sickamore is a dickhead. I hate to hear anything from a mufucka that is at atlantic and hasnt added anything to the game yet. He’s just tight cuz hov put in work and doesnt surf myspace like him. Sic stop surfin myspace looking for bitches using who u are to get ass and put ya work in B. Anytime niggas start saying lil wayne and dipset are runnin Hip Hop I tune them out anyway. Sicamore fix ya face and put ya ear back 2 the streets bitch

  • Bsides

    What happened to this dude? Wheres the new blog? These dudes are all too lazy except for bol and noz.

  • H-MAN

    Hey, thatz him, thatz that Bastard…U pretty smart…yall respect tha one who got shot/I respect tha shooter!!! Shhhhhhhhhhh!…Stop snitchin…

  • fromtheashes

    damn sick you really need to rethink your job cause if you think diddys album is better then jays well then your a fucking clown diddy doesn’t even write his shit and honestly why you riding for the dips when jimmy said he was gonna smack the shit out of you for calling the dips the mets oh and ya a&r skills is garbage your boy spot sucks mad cock peace and fuck your 80s baby shit boy

  • http://verzion.com A.T.H M.O.B

    KINGDOME COME 850,000 COPIES FIRST WEEK AND IT DESERVE IT GREAT ALBUM

  • 420PURP

    how you gon go at hov wrong
    when he is who inspired your whole 80s
    baby gimmick
    jenny must got yo puss’ass shook!!!

  • weezybaby

    i luv hov thats my idol

  • http://xxlmagazine mr 92 pirates

    im 13 years old i think jay is the best rapper to ever bless the mic

    the person said that jay wants younger people to act like grandparents

    no-no-no jay is just more mature than have these others dudes

    hov didnt sell out

    i think this was one of his best albumns in my opion

    u just a hater

    oh yea that lost ones was a classic
    he wasnt dissin b
    this was how he was feelin two years ago

  • 11kap

    Jay Z is making songs that are relevant to his lifestyle. Anyone can relate to it, not just older people.

  • Dj Boogie (Boogie Room.inc)

    xxl lost all respect. you are not hip hop cuz no body would not say cam would win a battle with jay. All cam can do is go at Jays B!tch that get no respect. Kingdom come is hotttt! what more could be said he said it all. Getting old is cool cuz every body has to, but some just make it look good. no more xxl go to allhiphop.com. This is fresh start for hip hop thanks Hova!

  • GrantLove

    Yo how old are you? You young cats crack me up always dissin someone because of their age. Respect your elders and shut the fuck up! Yeah I was there when Hip Hop was formed. You wouldn’t know real Hip Hop if it smacked you in the face. Hip Hop isn’t even a culture anymore because young ignorant ass people like you ruined it. Nas is right, Hip Hop is dead.

    Done

  • GrantLove

    By the way, I have a question for all you young haters….Who’s going to be the next legend? No one thats who. Jay-Z is the last rapper who will be considered a legend. Who’s next up for legendary status? Young Jeezy, give me a break.

    True lyricism is over. I guess we have to live with nursery rhymes over crunk beats now.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rawdubb Rainis

    I think you nee to get off of Jay-z dick . Jay -Z is right these young rappers are wack . Camron is 30 years old so is Jim jones .Whats wrong with being over 30 . These young kids are stupid . Get off of Jay-z dick

    http://www.myspace.com/Rawdubb
    http://www.myspace.com/Rawdubb
    http://www.myspace.com/Rawdubb
    http://www.myspace.com/Rawdubb

  • Koran

    Somebody slap this cat

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

    I suppose I see where you’re coming from. But get this, had he tried to come off as this young braggadocio, you would crucify him for trying to renew his youth. He embraces what he is, which, to many people my age (19) would be considered old. The thing is, what you see as him trying to make cool, I see as knowledge. The same way I still sit and talk “cool” with my pops, and my grandfather from time to time, just to get general advice to help me get to where they are, I can kinda take from this…but, as I said, its all in how you look at it!

  • Jun Nishihara

    PhillyBlack Says:

    November 16th, 2006 at 1:58 am
    Personally I think Jay-Z could have probably won over people’s opinions of this album with one minor change.

    He should have called this album “The Shawn Carter Album” & came out as S.Carter.

    If he reinvented himself in this manner I feel he would have probably gotten less flack for this album because for many people it’s really not a “Jay-Z” album.

    ^^@phillyblack…good point! I thought thats what he was gonna do when he came back but unfortunately the promo street posters say “Jay Z: The Name You Can Trust” but now since Kingdom Come” Jay Z” is no longer a name I trust. He shouldnt have ruined it with this album. S Dot Carter’s Kingdom Come would have been a better “chess move”

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

    Both Phillyback and RDL said it best. BEST OF ALL THESE OTHER COMMENTS.

    I have listened to all his albums. From Reasonable Doubt to KC. I grew up with his music. I was born in ’82. My life is literally that of “The Blueprint.” “Reasonable Doubt” was, is, has been, HUNGRY! THAT HUSTLA SPIRIT MUSIC! THAT’S PURE JAY-Z! Kingdome Come, au contraire, is all grown up. That is Shawn Carter. Shawn Carter says in his interview asked “What does music mean to you?” He answers: “Music is the soundtrack to your life. Music evoles as I evolve.” Jay-Z started by hustling in the streets with “Reasonable Doubt” and he settled down all grown up becoming Shawn Carter, and released “Kingdome Come.” Everybody evoles. Everybody’s music also evolves. The hustler to the CEO. He’s grown up! WE LISTEN TO JAY-Z BECAUSE HE SHOWED US THAT WE CAN ALL BE LIKE HIM! RIGHT?! THAT’S WHY WE LISTEN TO JAY IN THE FIRST PLACE. HE STARTED AT THE BOTTOM AND EVOLVED AND BECAME THE MOST INFLUENCIAL PERSON IN MUSIC AND BEYOND! WE LISTEN TO JAY-Z BECAUSE HE SHOWED US! HE SHOWED US “SKY’S THE LIMIT” AS BIGGIE SAID IT! WE CAN BE JAY-Z’S. WE, CAN BE SHAWN CARTER’S. HE’S OUR HERO. (PERIOD)

  • Ali

    Yo Sick where you at?

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

    Yo, what kinda crazy ass idea are you folks tossing? Re-invent himself? Thats crazy! He was still Jay-Z on the album, just a more rounded Jay-Z. Imagine if he came at you the same way he did on “Reasonable Doubt” with his current situation…it would be crazy, he isn’t that kinda hustler anymore! If you grew up on Jay you would know that he always evolved as a “rapper” though. He covers EVERY lane of rap music, and does it well. Kingdom Come is no different. If you listen to the 1st song on Kingdom Come, and can honestly not say that his hustle, and ability isn’t um-matched, you’re a liar.

  • Goodfella

    Hey Sick! U got the game fuccd up! How bout over 600,000 1st week. Niccas lie, numbers don’t. Snoop, Nas, Cube, Dre, Em all over 30yrs old and all are legends. Tupac & Biggie woulda been just ova 30 2 if they was still with us would you hate on them 2. Jay is a legend and the game wasn’t the same without him. Kindom Come is a solid 7 or 8 and still better than 90% of dem young niccas that need payola to do 150,000 first week or I forgot Diddy over 30 2!

  • THE TRUTH

    THIS SICKAMORE NIGGA IS ASS HE DA BIGGEST HATER EVER WITH ALL DAT BULLSHIT HE TALKIN SINCE WHEN IS IT COOL TO BE A HATER THIS HATIN NIGGAS IS OUTTA OF IT FUCK DA HATER JAYZ IS THE BEST OUT NIGGAS JUS STUCK ON THAT STUPID CORNY RAP AND HIS SHIT IS REAL

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

    h-man im not snitching shit them niggaz telling on themselves ya dig…never the snitch..understand that just enlighting these niggaz that dont know shit…ya feel me. Cam is not that dude…this nigga left his man out high and dry when he got his ass beat at the rucker. I would have fucked cam up if i was jimmy…but nah im not snitching niggaz just dont listen…there are facts in these songs and this is obviously a beef and not a lyrical war.

  • mannyworld33

    FUCK SICKAMORE! HE AIN’T MADE NO POSTS SINCE KINGDOM COME DROPPED!

    WHERE YOU @ SICK?

  • Juhnny Bravo

    Let’s see an A&R for a rival company rips a release from a Def Jam executive….Hating…anyone

  • sb

    this guy sickamore is a str8 cornball who isn’t even a dj. non talent havin bastard..he has a rep based on exclusives&interviews…i mean any idiot can do that….the fact of the matter is the all the top sellers are in their 30′s and they were students of hip hop and they get it!!!! they were raised neck and neck…rap music is as old as these lengends….i not hating on the new school mc’s but they really need to study on how to put together hit records….there hasn’t been a whole lot of 80′s baby mc”s that can hold it down…..im thinking when ll cool j came out he had grown ass mc’s shook, the same thing with nas.LL was 15 and nas was 17…i have yet to see that happen yet with someone from the next generation….study the essence of the culture, go back and learn the history from the start..listen to james brown, sly and family stone, donny hathaway, cold crush bros, treacherous 3 mc’s..This whole this about making an mc disposable when they reach a certain age is stupid..The fucking rolling stones are all in the 60′s and they raked in close to a half a billion in touring this year and they have been doing this for they past 10 years easily…this is the only genre of music where an emphasis is placed on age….please sickamore get off that bullshit!!!! you are absolutely in no place to post this crap…WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE YOU MADE TO HIP HOP TO PUT YOU IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN TALK ABSURD ABOUT DUDE WHO HAS PUT OUT 10-11 SUCCESSFUL RAP CD’S..DO YOU REALIZE HOW DIFFICULT THAT IS ASSHOLE? IM DONE….

  • 6 100

    All I know is that Sickamore needs to get that ugly ass baby off of the heading of his blog. . .

  • big L

    SICKAMORE GETS NO PUSSY…….ANYWAYS NAME A LIVING LEGEND STILL RAPPING BESIDES NAS ????… JAY Z THATS WHO…. THIS NIGGA IS LAST OF THE DYING BREED … WHEN JAY N NAS CALL IT QUITS ….. I BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAR THERE WILL BE NO MORE RAPPER WHO WILL BECOME LEGENDS… OH LT ME GUESS … LIL WEEZY GON BE A LEGEND RIGHT ??? HAHA DICK FACES…… YALL TOO STUPID 4 KINGDOM COME.. YALL DONT GET NOTHING THIS NIGGA IS SPITTIN… LIKE HOV SED ” DO YALL LISTEN TO MUSIC OR JUST SKIM THROUGH IT ?”

  • http://www.geraldwalkermusic.com Gerald Walker

    Wasn’t sickamore one of the same DJ’s riding HOV’c cock on that “Marcy TO Madison Sqaure” jumoff???

    just checkin…comments like that exemplifies why majority of the games is “little Nig*as”

  • MRMETOO

    *sigh* Yet another hate-tastic review from some asshole that claims to know music.

  • koofiesmacker

    Sick i guess Jim Jones finaly conered u in the hall ways like he said he would b/c of the Yankee/G-unit & the Dipset/Mets blog,…so how do u avoid a whoop ass from Capo, mmm let me hate On Jay-Z next & give Cam some props.
    Dig a hole you bitch

  • djezdck

    niggaz is foolish period, thats just the mind set of a black man dating back to slavery, when somebody progresses we hate, i love jay for trying to put the game on some grown man shit, im grown, i dont wear gowns and twist my body and snap my fingers, like i said im grown, the gangster shit was cool in the 80
    ‘s its 20 years later and we on the same shit, just selling crack and rappin bout whos the hardest, silly, dumb, ignorant, hip hop is dead for real

  • http://www.myspace.com/12noontime tha FEAR

    yea, i know this isn’t the jay we used to, but ya’ll must understand that, some people change over time, some people feel like they need to move on to something bigger and better, while other keep doing the same thing they been doing for 30-40 years,me, myself, would never expect a rapper to feed me the same exact shit, over and over again, look at M.O.P , self-explanatory, the niggaz on his grown man shit, at this point in time, younger kids don’t really dig or care what jay is saying, He’s made his mark in this game, THAT’S IT !! NOTHING ELSE, NOTHING MORE

  • ST

    Whoever said Kingdom Come was wack, has lost they got damn minds. Cats is mad cause Jay aint spitting street tales and drug sales. I must be getting old (34) because that Jay sh*t IS the sh*t. I love the album. No its not gritty or grimy or street. Its for the hustlas who need to aspire for bigger and better things. My only problem is that Jay didnt call these sucka ass niggas names out. Sometimes, you dont know who he’s talking about. Other than that, the only song I really dont like is the Katrina song. Sorta brings the mood down. No album this year was better than Jay. I give Game and Daz Dillenger (yes I said Daz, his album with JD and So So Def was blazin hot) runners up. Jay the king of this rap and lyricist sh*t, haters back down. I love Nas, but his beats are garbage. That Thiefs Theme beat sucks. Even, Compton, off Game album, is garbage. Rappers, let Will.I.Am do alternative niggas songs please. You cats getting watered down beats.

  • chizamp

    damn sickamore, nigga you dead? You put this post up like a month ago…>smack

  • chizamp

    (smack) nigga get to work

  • chizamp

    it’s all good though homie, I be taking them looooooooooooooooong weed breaks at work to

  • JimBrown

    So, I’m on a different site reading this letter written by Glasses Malone, which if you don’t know is a up and coming talented M.C. out of the West Coast and I think this is a fitting entry to post on this subject.

    Read and Learn……….

    Watts, California native and Sony/Blu Division recording artist G. Malone addresses the subpar reviews of Jay-Z’s latest album, Kingdom Come in this open letter.

    Why can’t hip-hop artists grow up? This Jay-Z album should help a lot of us with our transition into being older, wiser, and responsible adults. The hip-hop critics have tried to crucify this cd. Whats wrong with a 37-year-old man showing growth? That n—- is ole enough to be someone’s grandfather for Christ’s sake. It would’ve been a crime for that man to rap about slanging rocks, or gunning people down. It’s a shame to see rappers his age rap about juvenile sh– such as gangbangin’, slangin’, and other ignorant things.\

    Not to mention, these artists, who have been successful, don’t even understand what’s really going on in the hood. That’s why we constantly see these lowriders, khakis, and all types of other sh– in these videos. N—-s ain’t wearing that in the hood. It’s just a foul misrepresentation. When was the last time they been to South Central, Inglewood, Watts, Compton, or Long Beach? We look so old to the rest of the world. Where arethe Dodge Chargers? Where are the Harleys? If you been to L.A. lately, motherf—ers are wearing $500 jeans. N—-s rarely even go to Crenshaw. The New Crenshaw is Broadway. Have you been there?

    Rocks ain’t poppin in L.A. anymore. Pills are the new crack rock, Cush is the new crack rock. Open your eyes L.A.! F— that, open your eyes whole world. Jay-Z has commited the worse sin in hip-hop. Being SUCCESSFUL! But, is it really that horrible? Is it wrong to tell the youth what type of things ly ahead if you handle your finances correctly? Is it wrong to convince the youth to stop putting worthless rims on a car? Is it wrong for a man to say don’t waste your money on jewelry? Sounds like something my father would say. Guess what, dude and my pops ain’t that far apart. So, why not give worthwile advice like getting your credit
    together, buyin property (nightclubs)? These are the dreams people should aspire to achieve. Not a Phantom. Embrace the cutural growth.

    I wish West Coast artists close to this man’s age would make music that actually played a role in our street culture. It probably could help a lot of these street issues. Why did I have to be the first one to make a song uniting crips and bloods? I’m glad to hear the records that have been inspired from my music. *Enters “Tha Sermon”* Once I’m done with you motherf—ers (fans and rappers alike), you gon’ look in the mirror at yourself different. You gon’ have to ask yourself, “Why can’t I keep it this real?” Pooh said “Tha Sermon” is too advance for the hood. We will see.

    So ,I end this with embrace albums that show growth. We all gotta grow up. Why not learn from someone who has been through our same path? Oh, and I wanna give a shout out to my boy Mykestro, the best rap n—- ever”; Bad Lucc (I been listenin’ to yo sh– today n—-); Problem, that’s why yo deal gon’ be for $800 dollars (lol); Bishop Lamont; and Pooh gettin 20% of all my motherf—in’ money; and every New West emcee… Not to mention my squad, Blu Division/Firing Squad. Our time is now n—-s!

    This is your President signing off,
    G. Malone

  • http://www.myspace.com/therealdodirt Coney Island’s Gangsta

    WHO GIVES A FUCK, CHECK OUT MY NIGGA MYSPACE PAGE

  • http://www.myspace.com/therealdodirt Coney Island’s Gangsta

    get at me

  • RT

    “So on this album he tries to do the impossible, something no one could do in the history of popular culture: make being old cool.”

    Actually, Bob Dylan makes being old cool. Tom Waits, too. Sheeit, these old rock cats bang hip hop, too. Dyland loves Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, and Tom Waits likes Chamillionaire.

    Jay’s problem is that the boardroom’s boring. Nobody cares if Jay-Z likes HP printers…he outta be out there schoolin’ the young’uns, not popping off about how hot it is being CEO and wearing a business suit.

  • Bol

    Sickamore’s a ‘bag.

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

    fire this loser already… no posts for two months

  • wrd

    wtf where is sickamore i miss him :(

    (no homo)

  • THE ONE

    We need a replacement already. Damnit.

  • TafKaM

    Are you kidding me? Hates the youth? That’s the sum of this entire article? The supposed sum of Jay-Z’s entire album? The 2 ear sores? Are you kidding me…maybe not “your” taste but I know plenty of people who enjoy those tracks. Opinion vs. Fact…there’s a difference. This article (in my opinion) was crap, most likely looking for controversy to draw attention to himself as a columnist. Congrats on that, to do it though you have to go at the biggest most notable target in hip hop…Jay-Z, shows how important Hov is.

  • World

    DAMN YOU GOT SCARED OFF YOUR BLOG, AND I THOUGHT YOU HAD THE ILLEST BLOG, AND JUST LISTEN TO KC ONE MORE TIME AND LOOK OUTISIDE YOURSELF DONT SEE AGE JUST LISTEN TO THE MUSIC, YALL INTERNET CATS TAKE AS IF THE ARTIST IS DISSIN YALL ON RECORD JUST CAUSE SOMEONE HAS BEEF WITH A 20YR OLD AND THEY SAY SOMETHING REGARDING A 20 YEAR OLD DOESN’T MEAN ALL 20 YR OLDS ARE WRONG THAT TRACK WAS A SUBLIMINAL AT DIPS FROM CAM DISSIN HIM DO YOU DUDES LISTEN TO MUSIC OR DO YOU JUST SKIM THRU IT THIS IS WHY HIP HOP IS DEAD ITS ENTERTAINMENT AND YALL OVER LISTEN THE LYRICS TAKE IT FOR WHA IT IS AND IT IS MUSIC ITS SO YOU CAN RELATE AND 30 SOKMETHING IS JUST A GOAL TRACK THAT TRACK INSPIRES ME CAUSE IF YOU FROM THE HOOD I KNOW ALOT YALL DUDES SEE THEM 40 YR OLDS SHOPPIN IN THE SAME STORE AS YOU KNOWING HE SHOULDN’T EVEN BE GETTIN DOWN LIKE THAT BUT HE’S JUST TRYNA FIT IN WHEN YOU GET OLDER DIFFERENT IS BETTER WHY DO YOU WANNA WLAK OUTSIDE AND SEE 1000 PEOPLE THAT LOOK JUST LIKE YOU WHAT GOOD WITH BEING AN INDIVIDUAL, THATS JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT I’LL LET YOU DO THE DISHES

  • World

    OH YEAH IM 20 SOMETHING

  • Dean

    Real Talk

  • Dean

    Real Talk Sick.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    I’m tryin’ to figure out whut tha fuck would constitute a good album, cuz muphuckaz act like Rick Ross shyt wuz better than Jay, match Jay lyrically wit anybody down south, except maybe Luda, he’ll dust they asses, even Jeezy, Weezy, and who eva else they throw his way, thus tha reason hip hop is dead, cuz these youngin’ dont know real flow when they hear it!!! I guess Jay needs to dumb his lyrics down some more for tha lyrically retarded to understand, feed em tha Gerber version 1.0

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Now I just read tha rest of this bullshyt article and whoeva wrote this is dilussional to think Diddy cd better than this!!! I feel

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    I see everybody except sick got tha memo bout Jay respecting tha shooter…now we see who’s tryin’ to rate these CD’s, xxl needs hip hop muphuckas to rate hip hop, not Diddy luvers talkin’ dat dumb shyt!!!

    Yall wanna listen whut tha pimpin’ say??? Check out myspace.com/gopentertainment or just go to cdbaby.com/sayso and buy tha dayum thang b4 it hits tha stores!!!

  • Hurricane Game

    Dat Subliminal by Game was aimed at Tony Gayo whos the same age as Jigga.

  • thoreauly77

    hey sickamore- write something!!

  • Hampton Faculty

    Straight Trash….I have never heard such Trash…I am a Jay Z fan from day one…Did I mention trash..

  • kingjafijafidagreat

    who ever wrote this is fuckin stupid don’t ever write some bullshit like this again i agree with u on 1 thing the 2 tracks u mentioned iz wack but dats it he kills it i sent million dollars to hands free big money talk bitch answer him nigga ain’t nobody gettin at j exspecially not came his under par rap skills iz wats killin da youth and his whole sqaud iz gooniez 4 dame u little bitch foot soldiers . tru life was his people around the way so the jimmy future iz bright with a ass whoopin by the tru life niggaz. bitch ass niggggggas. let me remind u how 50 felt when hov screamed this (im about a dollar what the fuck iz 50 cent) end point takin bye.

  • kingjafijafidagreat

    Nay Nimley ur fuckin stupid u can not tackle a issue that big no matter how big u r it’s to far spread it would take a long time so he tackle the small stuff first and youth iz the prevention so bye asshole and get a brain.

  • brookelyn121

    jay- z is lame its game all day his album is smashin all these wack ass commercial rappers… kingdom come more like kingdoms done the west coast rules tha shit……

  • PITPAT

    fuck jay i aint fuckin with this gay ass nigga no more its dipset now all day HOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Koran

    What type of columnist is this guy been on this blog for about two months. He still ain’t posted nothing new.

  • Keith Bless

    Sickamore, I agree. Good look. Holla at me.

  • Pause

    Yea its def a fact that sicamore fell off hard..cant even contribute a blog anymore wat a cornball no offense

  • ashez

    jay-z makes me sooo MOD

  • Truth

    Funny how you broke down the whole album . Whats funnier is that you can’t understand change. Wack is a 30 something year old man rapping about the shit that Cam and Jim Jones raps about. The album answers almost every rumor and touched everything that has been going on in his life. Thats why the album was so personal. You wouldn’t know that because instead of listening to what he was saying you sucking Dipset dick. Can’t do 2 things at once?

  • Indiana

    I can’t blame you for the opinion…but you just sound ignorant.You sound like somebody mad because you gotta get up and go to work and write stories to hate on people you wanna be. And by the way…REAL niggas out here don’t read XXL