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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Blueprint Ever

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    I honestly think this is better than some of his older stuff like Vol. 1,Reasonable Doubt,and Dynasty Roc La Familia, but doesnt mean there not all classics to em This is a must have not just for a Jay-Z fan but for a real rap fan as well. Its a new classic, becuase Hov seems more relaxed and set to Remind people who Hov is. Great album, love it. This is in my top 5 favorite Jay albums, and in my top 10 fav albums of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Blueprint 3 CD

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    Another number 1 album for sure! No lie, recognize a legend while he is still living! Take time out to actually listen to what he is saying! If you ever get the chance to see him live do it! Full professional and well worth the money. This man will go down as a legend. Of course he is arrogant and all that but isn’t that what hip hop is about? What album this year beats this? Jay-Z is killing everyone else out there and thats a fact!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    I love this album and I can’t believe it came out in 2009. A Star is Born, Hate & Forever Young are probably my three favorite songs on the album.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Hov

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    This album is phenomenal. His chemistry with Kanye west and timbaland are at the forefront. Plus you have New York's anthem on here

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST JAY-Z ALBUM EVER

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    If you listened to ALL of Jay-Z albums you will realize that this is his best album EVER!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jay z producing another classic.

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    Yet again, another Jay Z masterpiece. This CD contains some of his most recent hits, and classic joints.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good CD

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    I purchased this as a gift, and they really enjoyed listening to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Jay Z fan must have.

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    Solid album. Not The Blueprint or Reasonable Doubt, but still a good album to add to the Jay Z portion of your Hip/Hop library.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The product is slower than I expected

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    The product is slower than I expected, not to sure on the way the screen changes when you apply pressure to the mouse pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    He's not getting older...

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    All of the songs were already leaked and people are saying this is a bad album. The only reason that people think of this as bad Jay-Z music is because his main focus is live instruments. So if all of the beats are live instruments then we're not going to be hear as great as we expect from Timbaland, Kanye West, etc. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't rap good anymore. I have only listened three songs not including DOA and Run This Town, and the lyrics have been good. And no one should even have a full opinion on the album because people should be hearing the whole album September 11th, not August 31st. Whoever leaked the album, shame on you. I'm sure that alot of people would've waited until they were tempted to download it early. I haven't listened to it, so why did I rate it five stars? Well, I always think at first that any Jay-Z album is going to be good. So to make it short, don't listen to the leak if you plan on buying the album. And if you listen just to listen and you don't plan on buying, think about Jay-Z's live instrument theme of the album before you blurt out negative comments.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Blueprint 3, Roc Nation, Brooklyn Nets part owner

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    This is another classic. Kanye paid more homage of a couple of the hottest songs on the album. But even tho Just blaze was missed. He can be forgotten about. Kanye beats are some of the sickest around. Number 11's beat is mind rattling. His sound is like Old school remix. Not like Kool Moe Dee old but like LL Old. Jay will never stop selling cuz he gave birth to an era. As he get even older than 40 we get older, and we still gonna keep buying Hov. "Venus vs Mars" is one the sickest overall. The beat is flawless, his wordplay, and lyrics in a nutshell show you that it's still there. The concert aired by the FUSE network on friday he performed about 3 of these songs. That boosted his sales too. But how many millions is this gonna sell? Run this town definitely needed to be the second single. How hot is that song? Rihanna might be his new songstress. I am saying you gonna buy it, and play it straight thru and look up and hear track 1 all over again. Keep driving cuz it dun got to the right song type of album. Hova!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SWEET!

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    love the album, don't get me wrong, but i agree with a couple others of these reviews, in that i think it could have been a little bit better. Just Blaze didn't have any tracks on this album, and i feel like im missing that hype banger. another thing is that lyrically jay just isn't like he used to be.. and yeah all yall keep sayin "if you like his old stuff then go buy it or listen to it" well i bought it years ago and ive been listening to it for years.. so i really don't know what yall sayin.. anyways im saying jay don't really attack anybody like he used to or should do (game,comron,jim jones, etc). i wanted to hear some beef, but i guess Jay is past that stage in his life... And couldn't he have done a song with Nas? they are my 2 fav rappers in the game, and i love every song they've done together (black repulbican,success, hip hop).. I just wanted to experience another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jay-Z done did it again!

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    Jay-Z's new effort is well on its way to becoming another #1 album on the charts. The Blueprint 3 features some of music's well respected artists and showcases new and upcoming artists as well as as Roc Nation's new artist, J. Cole. Prior to the album's release, it has released 3 promo singles, 1 street single, and 1 official single. Its street single, D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune), proves that the auto-tune fad is now just a gimick rather than a change in hip hop. Its official single, Run this Town (Featuring Rihanna and Kanye West), tops the charts and proves that they can still succeed. Overall, the album sounds more pop oriented than hip hop, but it's what gives the album its futuristic edge. Favorite Tracks: D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune), Run this Town, Empire State of Mind, Real as It Gets, Off That

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You did it again Jay!

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    The name of this album should have been titled The Blueprint 3: Press Play! This album is great from start to finish. My personal favorites are: On To The Next One (the beat is sick), Off That (cocky), A Star Is Born (listen to the wordplay), Hate (haters beware), So Ambitious (needs to be next video), & Young Forever ("Song Cry" type of feel. FAVORITE SONG). For all of you wanting "Reasonable Doubt" Jay Z, go buy Reasonable Doubt. This is an evolution of Jay Z. He's expanding and growing as an artist. THIS IS A CLASSIC ALBUM! Jay Z fans will not be diappointed. This is a must buy. You the man Jay. YOU DID IT AGAIN JAY. THE ROC IS IN THE BUILDING!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    H.O.V.A. Is Back

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    This has to be better than his last album "Amercian Gangsta".It has a song called "Empire State Of Mind" featuring Alica Keys,where he talks about what else New York City."Thank You" is a song for his fans for listening to his music.Then Theirs "So Ambitious",where certain people in his life said he wouldn't amount to nothing,but he ended up proving them wrong."Real As It Gets" is a sort of celebration song featuring Young Jeezy,that will get any rap fan rapping along with this song.Then theirs the ballads like "Run This Town',"On To The Next One",and then the controversial song"D.O.A.",which talks about auto-tune is dead.With beats by Pharrell of the"Neptunes" Swizz Beats,Kanye West,Timbaland,and many more.I think that their is a lot of replay value on this album.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    WEL L DONE JOB ALL HANDS DOWN

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    JAY-Z IS A BEAST AT WHAT HE DO I LOVE every song but number one and 15 stood out, number 15 i got the song cry feel from back in the day, oh Timbaland lace not one but 2 tracks and i just wish just blaze had a say in the project, this cd will go up there with reasonable doubt, and AMERICAN GANGSTER, i love the different flows and the samples was great , i knew when jockin can out that jay-z was looking on going towards his old self lol but this album is a must have for rap, some say its a classic some say his a legend i say hes MR. S. CARTER

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Blueprint 3

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    ok, so i have the leaked tracks from this album which i got from a friend and my god this is a classic album, i mean i was gonna buy it anyways but hearing the songs in this album made me feel bad that i actually deleted all the songs i have. i just ordered the cd and im not listening to another track till i get my copy(i cannot wait), this is a CLASSIC cd people, buy this cd and u won't get disappointed, im a big Hov fan and i love all of his cd's but to tell u the truth, this might be his best work yet prior to Reasonable Doubt.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The New Classic

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    The entire album flows from one song to the next. You won't hit the skip button until the song "hate". Hate is an okay song, but the production and content of the song seems out of place. The chorus is on some auto-tune type stuff and the verses are not good by kanye or jay. It seems like he kind of forced that track onto the album just because. It messes up the flow of the album. It sounds like it should have been on 808's and Heartbreak. But other than that, there are 14 other great songs on the album. A must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A good album, despite a few bad tracks

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    This is overall a good album, and is what it was expected to be. Jay-Z has lost some of his steam, but that is no reason to pass this album up. He picked the right songs to be singles. They are the most radio friendly probably. Songs like "On To The Next One", and "Off That" are good non singles. A couple of the songs that I have heard so far are just average, and I think he just wanted to collabarate with certain people. Also. sometimes artists curse just for the sake of it when it is not needed. That is annoying given you could not play it around your family. Overall, it is a new sound for him. If you like him, buy it. If you are not familiar with him, sample it first.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Jay is back and better than ever

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    Well Jay-z is back with the third installment in the blueprint series, and it doesn't disapoint. It's great to see one of hip hop's greats come back and kill it. First off the production is off the hook, he has a lot of great featured guests, if your a fan of Jay-Z go get it, if your not, your loss, classic album.

    I would recommend this to a friend