Jay-Z, The Black Album, Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam

Jay-Z was once considered to be the crown prince to the throne of Biggie Smalls, (which is one massive void to fill). If anything, Jay-Z just wasn’t infamous enough to assume the throne, and due to his Roc-A-Fella label taking off, Jay-Z is stepping down to focus on his growing empire. Tupac and Biggie interjected social commentary alongside their infamous exploits, but the young Hova’s swan-song suffers from the fact that he has nothing new to say. We believed DMX when he said he was retiring, how long before Jay-Z releases his comeback album?

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Trev

A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.