Does Jay Z Have A Classic Meaningful Single?

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 04-30-2011, 07:03 AM         #61
deLeet 
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 Ameen said:
Why the fu*k is Jay-Z always rated as the greatest rapper alive...?

...because that n*gga chills in the white house and illuminati is on speed dial
* Reasonable Doubt (1996)
* In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)
* Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)
* Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter (1999)
* The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)
* The Blueprint (2001)
* The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)
* The Black Album (2003)
* Kingdom Come (2006)
* American Gangster (2007)
* The Blueprint 3 (2009)

 04-30-2011, 08:47 AM         #62
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 D.S.O.M. said:


1st he said he doesnt have of those type of songs period

then once people post some he says

well they aint better than blah blah etc etc


I rarely say this when it comes to someones musical opinion but

n*gga STOP HATING
stop d!ckridin

u know damn well none of his meaningful classic songs are on the same level as Juicy, If I Ruled the World, Keep Ya Head Up
 7 years ago '07        #63
r.burgundy 16 heat pts16
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city is mine
anything
hard knock life
feelin it
dead prsidents
lost ones
forever young
this cant be life
you must love me
song cry
izzo
 7 years ago '04        #64
young $ 2 heat pts
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Lol this is a funny thread, great read on a saturday morning almost like watching cartoons, cause you cannnnnt be serious! Oh I think we forgot the jt Not Guilty too
 04-30-2011, 09:07 AM         #65
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 D.S.O.M. said:
that doesnt matter n*gga, that wasnt the topic of the thread

n*gga said he doesnt make em period


n*ggas reaching for a reason to hate, it's sad


if thats the case then
IF ITS NOT ON THE SAME LEVEL AS JUICY, IF I RULED THE WORLD, KEEP YA HEAD UP

THEN IT'S NOT CLASSIC

SO HE DOESNT MAKE EM PERIOD



AND YES I'M MAD


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 04-30-2011, 09:21 AM         #66
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 D.S.O.M. said:

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How can I be Mad?

I came in the Thread Laughing


People are listing singles they consider classic that he has done and the op and you are shooting em down

so where do we go from here?
nah Cam wasn't directed at you, it was directed at myself
 7 years ago '10        #67
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hard knock life is Top hip hop classic :agreement6:
 7 years ago '10        #68
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empire state of mind was his 1st #1 single. ever.
 7 years ago '04        #69
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 MistaKlean said:
empire state of mind was his 1st #1 single. ever.
and nas never had a top 10 so whats your point

unless you want to count the hot boys(remix)
 04-30-2011, 10:43 AM         #70
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 RaIVIpAG3x said:
This thread is ridiculous , Jay-z doesn't have a Meaningful single ?

n*gga what the fu*k is Dead Presidents, Cant Knock the Hustle, In My Lifetime, and even tho it was an unreleased track Cant get with that, those are "meaningful"/story tellin songs. Ya n*ggas is pathetic Hating on Jay like that.
I think he means classic as of popularity as well, because those songs he named are not just popular in hip hop but popular for anybody who listens to music. The only song you named that even near that popularity is cant knock the hustle. Which anyone who knows about pop music knows that his most famous single is empire state of mind. It's more popular than any song that he's made, even hard knock life. So If I had to choose his two meaningful songs its hard knock life and empire state of mind. No other songs he's made have reached that popularity, if you think so you're lying to yourself.
 7 years ago '04        #71
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u guys are fu*kin clowns i never said jay z doesnt make meaningful music anywhere in my first post i said as far as SINGLES that go to radio/tv for promotion for the album hes LACKING in that department read the last sentence in the first post of this thread

its fact 90% of the time jay drops club singles he doesnt do the meaningful singles much at all why cant u jay z stans accept that?


u guys are mentioning the city is mine and song cry those are good meaningful songs that he put out as singles but they ARE NOT POPULAR CLASSIC SINGLES in the same vein as the songs i mentioned he doesnt have any like that.


its not hate its just a observation
 7 years ago '07        #72
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 deadwrong03 said:
u guys are fu*kin clowns i never said jay z doesnt make meaningful music anywhere in my first post i said as far as SINGLES that go to radio/tv for promotion for the album hes LACKING in that department read the last sentence in the first post of this thread

its fact 90% of the time jay drops club singles he doesnt do the meaningful singles much at all why cant u jay z stans accept that?


u guys are mentioning the city is mine and song cry those are good meaningful songs that he put out as singles but they ARE NOT POPULAR CLASSIC SINGLES in the same vein as the songs i mentioned he doesnt have any like that.


its not hate its just a observation
I understand what your saying and I answered your question in my post on Page 4, I gave some good examples that meet your criteria. Was I wrong about anything in my post?


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 7 years ago '07        #73
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 deadwrong03 said:
u guys are fu*kin clowns i never said jay z doesnt make meaningful music anywhere in my first post i said as far as SINGLES that go to radio/tv for promotion for the album hes LACKING in that department read the last sentence in the first post of this thread

its fact 90% of the time jay drops club singles he doesnt do the meaningful singles much at all why cant u jay z stans accept that?


u guys are mentioning the city is mine and song cry those are good meaningful songs that he put out as singles but they ARE NOT POPULAR CLASSIC SINGLES in the same vein as the songs i mentioned he doesnt have any like that.


its not hate its just a observation
u do realize your comparin his singles to singles from the 2 most pop rappers eva right?and u do realize that his pop came much lata than theirs i hope.so what that means is that tha climate for music changes.u release music for tha time.if i ruled tha world or shed so many tears came out today they wouldnt get much radio play

and hard knock life is just as classic as any single from any artist
 7 years ago '09        #74
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 Slickems said:
One of these four do not belong:

1. Juicy
2. Keep Ya Head Up
3. One Mic
4. Lost Ones

anyone wanna guess which one it is?

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 7 years ago '09        #75
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@ some of the songs being posted here...
when the thread title says CLASSIC MEANINGFUL.

n*ggas posting 99 problems????
 7 years ago '04        #76
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 A-L-P said:
Snoop is a legend too but he dont really have any meaningful singles that were just undeniable on the charts like Lose Yourself, Juicy ect.

And besides Jay actually does have pretty meaningful singles that are now considered classics. Dead Presidents (classic single), Hard Knock Life (classic single), 99 Problems (classic), Empire State of Mind (didn't NYC make this they're soundtrack or something like that?). Really there isn't too many songs in hip hop that can compete with Dear Mama in terms of impact but i think Juicy and Hard Knock Life are on the same tier together when you look at it unbiasedly but Juicy has a slight edge. They both have strong hooks that dont come from the artist, they both rap about they're previous struggles and the good life, even the video concepts are kind of similar being as though they're both shot in Brooklyn (the mansion part of Biggies video was shot in the Hamptons though but you get the point lol).

And alot of his singles are actually more creative then people give him credit for: Excuse Me Miss, I Know, 99 Problems, Show Me What You, DOA, Dirt Off Your Shoulder's, Girls Girls Girls, Not Guilty
Snoop doesnt have meaningful singles your right this isnt about snoop tho...Dead Presidents is NOT a meaningful song why are u guys mentioning the song? whats the meaning what is the song about please break down the meaning? Shed So Many Tears is a meaningful song....Dear Mamma is a Meaningful song...even Eminem's Cleaning out my closet is a meaningful song....Dead Presidents does NOT fit in. Hard Knock life really isnt a classic the sample made that song its a classic jay z single but it doesnt rank up there with the songs i mentioned in my first post. Empire State Of mind isnt really a meaningful track either its more like a anthem song than a meaningful song it doesnt compare ...

heres another example of a meaningful classic song that was pretty big...


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 7 years ago '09        #77
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Lost one's was a single........so was Forever Young
 7 years ago '06        #78
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He had some good songs but to me none of them were classics.
 7 years ago '10        #79
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Hard Knock Life is a classic this thread is dumb btw....

inb4whydidyoupostthen
 7 years ago '04        #80
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 Jacc Blacc said:
Lost one's was a single........so was Forever Young


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2 of these are classics one is just a ok song....ill let u figure it out

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