Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Not So Hot

They say Jay Z's American Gangster inspired CD is not getting not getting the buzz he thought it would. An industry insider says, "He is scrambling - the first single, 'Blue Magic,' isn't being played on radio. It's the first time in his career he's not doing well." Def Jam shelled out $500,000 for the first video, added the source. Jay-Z's rep, Jana Fleish man, says, "It's not true at all. It's a conceptual album, so we're not focusing on one single. He was inspired by the movie."

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

because he's an over grown, rapper that need to go settle down and have some kids. let the ghetto go.

chicagorilla said...

That album sucks. I blame Beyonce for no reason other than the fact that he's been wack ever since they hooked up. She is killing him with that thang....but I bet its worth it.

Anonymous said...

Retire all ready!!!! Please Give it up old man! Enough already, you had your run, time to let it go. . . let it go pleaze let it go.

LOL

Anonymous said...

To the LEFT, and take her with you!

Anonymous said...

jay z still tryna hold on to da spotlight. da real american gangster is frank lucas who is hiding somewhere cos hes a snitch!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IF THIS ONE FLOP HE SHOULD RETIRE FOR GOOD HE AINT GOT IT NO MORE


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Anonymous said...

Jay should have kept his dignity and stayed retired. Spotlight whore, just like his woman.

Anonymous said...

Every track that I've heard is GARBAGE! Next!

halile said...

You guys are killing me but it's all true..........

tanisha said...

when u snitch on dirty ass cops that doesnt count. Frank Lucas is gangsta.

as for whack ass jigga he is 37 yrs old and needs to stop talking about how he sold drugs. no one wants to hear that crap anymore get over it just wear the suit and shut up

tanisha said...

when u snitch on dirty ass cops that doesnt count. Frank Lucas is gangsta.

as for whack ass jigga he is 37 yrs old and needs to stop talking about how he sold drugs. no one wants to hear that crap anymore get over it just wear the suit and shut up

Anonymous said...

If that is the case why are his concerts sold out?

atlsfinest said...

I went to see Jay Z here in Atlanta over the weekend- Sunday night to be exact. The club was charging $100 to park and admission started at $100( for the cheap folks like me)That place was packed and grown men was screaming like little women. I still dont know what all the hype was about. Jay-Z is highly over rated and he had his heyday. Please do like Master P and move on to other ventures. See if he had a family-kids, he would have stopped this rapping shit a long time ago. Him and Bey need to settle down, have some kids and do something else besides making bullshit ass albums because they get bored.

Anonymous said...

Well, seeing as how Jay-Z's single is called "Blue Magic" and not "Black Magic", I can see how this "industry insider" might think its not getting any radio play. In my area, they're playing his other song Rock Boys or whatever its called. That song is fire!

Anonymous said...

I do like some of the songs on the album, I didnt buy it cause he brags about how much money he has, so I figure he dont need mine.
In any case I am tired of grown men talking about Pimpin, Drugs, and Violence. There is a time when you have to let that go....so with that said I figure Jay aint got nothin else to talk about except for money. Look at his chick she sings about hood and ghetto but she aint never been there. Its all a game to get our money.

Anonymous said...

....and I dont like the fact that Jay Z released his American Ganster album the same day as the soundtrack with the same name came out. Him and his chick are attention whores......Money is not everything contrary to what people think.

Anonymous said...

People buy Jay album because they like the artist, it has nothing to do with American Gangster

Anonymous said...

Thats because he needs to STFD and STFU I hate when rappers say they're gonna retire and they dont shoulda followed your first instinct...stfd and go rub Beyonces feet or something sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Shit i never heard damm thing off that album if any thing the playing shit off the black album down here if.
Like everybody else summing it up do like my boy who put N.O. on the map Retire you and Hey Bey Bey go make ya Creole /latina babies and go take your million dollar vacay all over the world with ya friends.Because ya grasping for straws.

So he used the american gangster title just like Nas used Ni**a old fey ass to garner publicity.Well lets hope it sosen't blow up in thier faces

Anonymous said...

is this sandrarose making all these hater ass comments!!! thats why our blacks can't make it because other blacks are haters! you all should grow up.

Anonymous said...

Fuck dat shit. Hov is still a legend and banging the hottest chick in the game so he probably don't give a shit if this sells or not. He still gon be living the good life.

Anonymous said...

This site is for haters i shall never return to this bull shit ass site. Fall Back broke ass people. Frank Lucas is a snitch regardless who he snitch on! do the crime do the time, you know this is a lame site when people respect a snitch who got caught dirty so he should've done his time like a real man.

Anonymous said...

Miss Tanisha sorry boo boo that nicca Frank Lucas is a snitch he told on more than just cops. Don't let the movie fool ya

Anonymous said...

this is anon 533 again 532 we on the same page my dog, but on the real topic da nicca Jay still sick wit it his concerts sell out if the man wanna rap let em rap you don't gotta buy

Anonymous said...

this is anon 533 again 532 we on the same page my dog, but on the real topic da nicca Jay still sick wit it his concerts sell out if the man wanna rap let em rap you don't gotta buy

Nico aka WTFever said...

LOL@ niggas running around talkin bout dudes a snitch. Yall same dumbasses are the ones who prolly done seen your mama got smacked up by her bitch ass boyfriend and kept your fuckin mouth shut cause you know, you dont wanna be a snitch. Da fuck outta here! I aint tryna insert myself in nobodys mess if shit dont concern me...but if me or somebody I know or somebody in my family is involved in some shit and I know suppm that can help crack da case...you best believe I'm giving that info to the muthafuckin cops. Im not tryna enable no punk ass bitch ass petty ass pussy ass criminal because I dont wanna be a so-called snitch! Fuck outta here with that backward ass thinking!

the truth said...

is this the same source as sandra rose? aka sandra rose. + new york post?

everywhere i go people are liking it-loving it. except the blog regulars and such.

to me it's good
better albums: killah priest, talib

Anonymous said...

Jay Z's concerts are selling out because they are in small ass venues that holds like 300 people! He creates illusions like he is the shit..NOT! If thats the case lets see him pull an Usher or Kanye and sell 1 million CDs over the weekend! I doubt it unless he buys them! And grown ass men screaming for Jay Z is hilarious. I would dump my man if he did some ole faggot ass, weak ass shit like that!

Anonymous said...

And for the folk talking about they don't snitch....yeah okay! Internet Gangsters!LOL!

Seattle Slim said...

I do like some of the songs on the album, I didnt buy it cause he brags about how much money he has, so I figure he dont need mine.
In any case I am tired of grown men talking about Pimpin, Drugs, and Violence. There is a time when you have to let that go....so with that said I figure Jay aint got nothin else to talk about except for money. Look at his chick she sings about hood and ghetto but she aint never been there. Its all a game to get our money.

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Peachiz said...

This hurts me to say this but
Jay-Z lost his touch actually since the Black Album (with the exception of "ALLURE")He's addicted to the LIGHTS,ACTION,HOLLYWOOD..LOL....LOL..LOL...LOL...

JAY I'VE TURNED INTO A MEDIA HO

steele pimpin' said...

I've never been a huge Jay fan, but I like the Black Magic song. I'm listening to Rock Boys now (for the first time) and I don't like it. I still wouldn't say he suck though. Hell you can be 50 yrs old rapping, as long as you gotta a banging ass beat, does the lyrics really matter? It has been proven year after year by one-hit wonders that it doesn't, lol.

baddasschic said...

Haters, Calm the phuck down. I just heard the cd and ITS FIRE!! I dont care how old J is he makes good music! My favorite is " I Know"

Anonymous said...

@ 5:44 pm you internet gangsta are just that, "I got worldwide web tatted on my bicep - yeah its in pen" kill me.

No real G or wanksta, for that matter snitches (period). Its just that simple. You sound hard but whats coming out of your mouth is pure pussy juices. You probably are 5-0 posing as a ignorant ass negro. "Prolly"=wtf

VictorVargas said...

Bullshit!!! Anyone who is saying its wack clearly hasn't heard the album. And everyone I know loves it. Sweeeeet!

Anonymous said...

Dayum,
Where the hell you been hiding Victor Vargas?
But Jay Z is the shit no matter his age. What that got to do with anything?

Anonymous said...

why should he retire he is singer. Nobody told frank santra, tony Bennet, ray charles to retire and they are way older than jz

Anonymous said...

Hey, I bought it @ 1230pm. I heard it twice all the way though & once more skippin' around it. I LIKE THE DAMN CD! I think people are to quick to HATE & not fast enough to give priase. Kingdom Come was not great, but this CD has many good tracks on it. Give the damn thing a try before u say he failed.

SuperSweetCupcake said...

He know that shit is free these days.

dana said...

HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE A WAKE UP CALL TO JAY! the whole "i'm too rich to rap like i love it" shit has got to stop!! nobody wants to hear those lazy ass rhymes he slangin!! lol!! it's time to put up or shut up!! you cant go from what he used to be (lyrically) to what he is now and expect people to love it just because your name is JAY-Z! you gotta coome correct or the "fans" will move on past you while you're still tryin to get your shit together!

Kooley said...

Yea, this CD aint all that. You might be able to squeeze 1 fire track plus 2 other OK tracks, the rest is pretty wack. I wouldnt waist my time with it. Seems like gone are the "Resonable Doubt" days. But then I aint complainin too much, cause I str8 downloaded it. I feel for yall that paid for this ish.

Anonymous said...

KOOLEY- you downloaded it from where? because i heard on the radio today that the album wouldnt be available on itunes.

Anonymous said...

I am going to purchase the CD because I like Jay-Z...I like "Rock Boys" and the song with Lil Wayne...I haven't heard the rest...Plusssss, I thought this was a soundtrack CD...Isn't the movie about drugs...What else, simpletons, would he be rapping about if the movie, itself, is about a drug dealer?...smdh....
Some of y'all need to take your medicine...

Anonymous said...

Plus Jay-Z is rich as hell....gives a damn about what y'all think LOL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yall are on crack! the album is banging..straight fire (except for Broklyn 2.0)

what da hell is Black Magic??? Salt-n-Peppa's album from 1991?????

album is selling good in a few STATES

idiots...

You should ALL go lsten to the 1st verse in Renegade

Nikki Porche'r said...

You people crazy! That Cd riding! I think it's one of the best since he been with B. I haven't took it out my Cd player since I got it last week.
But on another note, I think it's funny as hell that Frank Lucas Jr. called him out and said he has no idea what a real gangster is. He still cool with me.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If that is the case why are his concerts sold out?

4:02 PM

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Because there are still stupid people in the world.

Anonymous said...

Jay Z doesn't have to prove a damn thing to anyone!! He's accomplished so much in the music industry and the corporate world, that at this time, he can make whatever kind of music he wants to make. He's not depending on selling units to keep a roof over his head...ya know?!?!

Anonymous said...

this album is weak as hell not one single track that will make a party rock.to much intro talking get some hot ass beats next time

Kooley said...

Yea, you're right he has accomplished a lot, and really doesn't have anything to prove. Plus he got plenty money. So that begs the question, why not just retire. For real this time. Dont get me wrong I like Jay, but seems like he only be comin wit like 1 or 2 hits per album lately.

You can't download it from iTunes, but you CAN download it from Amazon Mp3 downloads. Which will put it straight into ur iTunes.

BTW, "Blue Magic" is the name of the drugs that Denzel was peddlin in the movie.

I downloaded the movie too a couple weeks ago. But due to legal reasons I cant divulge the way I did it. We'll save that for another class...

Anonymous said...

Niggas hatin on these boards. Jay goes so hard on this album. Anybody heard No Hook? I Know? Badguy? This is probably his third best album after Reasonable Doubt and Blueprint and right before Hardknock Life...no not Black Album for you bandwagon Jay fans. Stop hatin and get hip.

Anonymous said...

Nobody told frank santra, tony Bennet, ray charles to retire and they are way older than jz

8:43 PM

LOL: how can you put them in the same category as jay. jay is going to be 80 still rapping

Virgo74 said...

I love the CD!!! He takes back to the classic Jay.

Anonymous said...

The game is so lame right now. I rather listen to an old Jay than a young Lil Wayne.

Anonymous said...

Why does Jay-Z look like Frank Lucas?

Anonymous said...

well first off, Ray Charles and company they never said they were retiring! Jay SAID that he was throwin in the towel.. and he didn't. Thats one of teh reasons why we are hatin on him....
And I am no fan, but I do agree with 1. he is extremely accomplished for his age 2. he needs to sit the fuck down now!

He raps about the same garbage... where are the real artists these days (i.e. Common, Talib, Mos)? I bet if you put his fougazzie ass on a corner to sling some rocks, he wouldn't know what the fuck to do, yet he rappin bout it like he fresh off the block. Mofo is 10 years removed from the ghetto... one step above a wigger! I really don't like or respect him, but die hard Jay Z fans will like and buy his shit no matter what.

Anonymous said...

is he surprised? we sick of his ass he need to sit his ass down!

Nico aka WTFever said...

@7:47...so you a gangsta right? Hard. Tough. Follow the street code and all dat! Bwahahaha! Nigga get da fuck outta here, you sound just like the retard that you probably are...

So you are a gangsta, huh? Shouldnt you be out robbing and pillaging like the ghetto Viking that you think you are? Watchu doing on a blog son? Arent you da hip hop Genghis Khan? Shouldn't you be out on the streets on a vigilante mission conquering territories and wiping out all snitches? Shut yo bitch ass up! Pussy.

BTW, I never said I was a gangsta...I am a working man. But I am from the street and I'm pretty sure I would break yo fuckin face if you step to me. But I might give you a free pass if your sister is hot and the bitch let me nut on her face!

Anonymous said...

YALL MOFU MAD BECAUSE PEOPLE NOT RIDIN GRAY-HOVA DICK LIKE YALL ASSES.THAT NIGGA RAP ABOUT THE SAME SHIT WORDING IS JUST DIEFFRENT.

I COMING AT IT DIFFRENT APPROACH NI**A GET THE F**K OUT OF HERE! YOU PEDDLING THE SAME SHIT YOU BITCHING ABOUT NI**A.

SO ALL YOU GRAY-HOVA FANS THAT'S YA NIGGA .BUT SOME OF US SEE THROUGH THE BULLSHIT.


YOU CAN RESPECT ABOUT THE DUDE HE'S VERY ACCOMPLISH AND HE MADE THE BUSINEESS WORK FOR HIM

MyOwn said...

I love this Album! Haters fall back! Jay the man!

Anonymous said...

CONCERTS - SOLD OUT!!! Less than 60 seconds! PEOPLE, please no more hater drinks. Its not good for you

Anonymous said...

yo I aint one to get into all this stop snitchin BS but for those saying calling Frank Lucas names and talking all that sh** lets see how hard you'd be if you were faced with a 60 - 70 yr sentence, which would mean that you'd spend the rest of your life in a cage getting treated like an animal. I in no way condone what Frank Lucas did as far as being a druglord I think he made a lot of money off of the back of his community but people like to pop sh** like oh if it was me I'd just take the time, thats bullsh** and we all know it especially if you got kids you arent trying to go out that way

Anonymous said...

i don't understand what the big deal is, he's getting old, why is so bad to retire. He made enough money now he should enjoy it. He just doesn't want to grow up. Its time for something more mature.

Anonymous said...

yall fake ass hustlers say its wack cause u don't know a damn thing about the drug game! every song is HOT but only if u know about the game. he isn't even promoting it much because it ain't a major release just a lil' something 2give u more insight 2 the game ignorant bastards. leave the real hustling rap 2 jigga. if yall want commecial rappers go pick up that weezy LOL !!!! besides if he is denzels favorite rapper asking him 2 do a cd wasnt so suprising. so suck a dick and shut up hatin bitches

Anonymous said...

why should he retire he is singer. Nobody told frank santra, tony Bennet, ray charles to retire and they are way older than jz
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These ARTIST were not singing about crack, cocaine, violence, killing people, and so on.
I mean come on, you can only sing or rap about that stuff for so long before it gets old.
If Jay starts rapping about helping the community, being respectful, or loving yourself in a non egotistical way then he will last, but if not then he wont.
Everyone has their opinion.

Anonymous said...

I Love Pray, even though B is on it.

As the incents burn and
The Turn Table Turns
And That Al Green Plays

I See My Mothers Afro
As Mama Taps Her Toes
as she rolls her J's

HOT!
Kenny

Anonymous said...

I don't really care for Hov b/c I think Beyonce is too beautiful and too good of a woman for him however I do like his album. That Roc Boys is my Joint!

baddasschic said...

Its so unfair people think J should retire. I dont see anybody saying that to Patty Labelle or Tom Cruise or whoever the hell else been around for a long time and aint going to where! People dont stop doing what they love because they get old.

VictorVargas said...

Yeah really,just give the album a try. It really is tight. Victor Vargas is back for all of your reading pleasures.

Best songs:
Success
Hello Brooklyn 2.0
Roc Boys
American Dreamin'
No Hook
Pray
Blue Magic

Compare this to all this other bullshit on the radio,its GREAT!

Anonymous said...

I was a Jay zy fan until his last album, Black Album. The album was garbage. And I remember him saying how he has a 401k, well guess what I got smart and started contributing to my own 401k. He's already rich why should I contribute another dime to his albums. I rather put the $$ in my pockets. A dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The album is a 'concept' album about a hustler's rise and downfall. If you approach listening with an open mind, this is one of the better albums of the last couple years. The soul samples and the lyrics are classic Jigga. Some lyrics(all lyrics come with the cd) touch on aspects of the drug game that other rappers never touch with the detail that Jay gives. Solid 9 out of 10. Woulda gotten 10 outta 10 if 'Ignorant Shit' woulda be a bonus track and 'American Gangster' part of the concept.

As far as being weak, even if the cd was, it ISN'T...I will take a weak Jay song over any Soulja boy, hurricane chris, Bow Wow, Cheezy F. etc, etc. any day of the weak. K

dana said...

ALL OF HIS ALBUMS ARE ABOUT SELLING DRUGS AND BEING A GANGSTER! how is this(american gagnster) a different "concept" than all the rest of them? what was The BLUEPRINT about? or Reasonable Doubt? or Hard Knocklife? all of those could "play like a movie" also! only difference is there arent any movie clips in those albums. people be for real! this is the same old shit, from that same old nicca!

Anonymous said...

Soulja boy and hurricane chris are nothing but club bangers for one
Hov rap to his nuts fall off far as i'm concern.

He really pushing that shit he going to be on 106 @ park so for you stans be looking for hova aka frank lucus, P Diddy aka Nicky Barnes

Anonymous said...

why should he retire he is singer. Nobody told frank santra, tony Bennet, ray charles to retire and they are way older than jz

Funny I never heard Ray Charles version of 99 problems? No they are not called to retire because they sung standards!! Mick Jagger yes, Madonna sometimes. You change your stuff up Robert Plant has come out with a Bluegrass CD and Ice Cube 17 years ago was talking about a GOod Day, now he is taking "vacations." I agree with the poster above the mess sounds lame after a certain age.

tutu said...

You guys are talking about sold out concerts, but House of Blues has like 500 seats.

GTFOH

He wanted a more intimate setting, naw he just didn't want to look at empty seats.

I could sell out House of Blues in a hour with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

just like his damn girlfriend, don't know when to stop trying to hog the spotlight.

Lana said...

album is aight, i liek how it has an old school type of feel

Anonymous said...

When you make your own image bigger than it really is. Your shit WILL flop. That is like me posting my pic and dirty laundry claiming I am the baddest bitch on www.Rhymeswithsnitch.com. I think people earn their title. Let someone else give the compliment. That way it is appreciated by your fans FIRST.

DANA said...

i want to comment on the whole 5 CITY TOUR SELLING OUT IN 60 SEC.

first off, there aint no way in hell that ONLY his fans bought those tickets..can we say SCALPERS??

second, depending on how organized or "big" the scalpers organization is, it could have consisted of only 5 to 9 people buying out all those tickets

thrid, when a tour that has MORE than 5 city's with small ass arenas sells out in 60 sec. THEN jay will be the man, until then it's all "smoke and mirrors" people!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dana! you know it's hard to tell some black folk any damm thing, the truth can be right in their face they still believe the opposite.

Seriously though i'm so tired this dude and his oldlady. They Phony as the fuck

I come to learn you can sell some black folk anything

Anonymous said...

Beyonce and Jay-Z don't have to hog no spotlight. It's not their fault that people don't care about nobody else. They are both in high demand. You put their names on anything and it will sell. LOL. I know it pisses you haters off.

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