This record just came out a few days ago, and I must say it is very refreshing to listen to from so many perspectives! More often than not, the artists in the modern hip-hop scene just replicate what others have done in the past, and truly lack the intuitive musicianship that their predecessors had down to a science. People focus so little on production and originality, that the genre seemed to have lost its touch. Jay-Z and Kanye have hit the ground running to reclaim the “throne” (haha) of the genre from all the phonies who have taken away it’s spark.
In the next few posts, I’ll be posting my top 2 track picks from the record, as well as giving a short analysis as to why I feel they are the strongest/most meaningful on the record.