Today In Hip-Hop: Jay Z’s ‘The Black Album’ Turns 10!

On this day, November 14, in hip-hop history... 2003: It seems foolish now (and admittedly it seemed a little foolish then, too) that anybody actually thought Jay Z was actually going to give up the rap game for good when Jay Z announced to the world that The Black Album would be his last. Over the years, scores of rap stars have prematurely declared their next album would be their career's swan song only to return to the studio in short order. What's notable about Jay's "retirement" is that we wanted to believe him. After the murders of Biggie and Tupac ...

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