Pop singer Sabrina's opinion? Really? Why didn't u just ask the bus driver who his favorite rapper is and write an "article" about that? Tomorrow you can ask the girl at the coffee shop who's the most underrated lyricist, since it don't really matter who's opinion...
^^some n*gga posted that on sohh, lol I agree 100%
and Jay-Z has changed these past several years as a rapper (who doesn't?) but you can't deny that he's a Top 10 rapper. IDGAF what anybody says. n*gga always kept it real in the songs he makes, even now in his 40s. American Gangster in particular was a great album to come from him in the last five years. Better than Kingdom Come (LOL Kingdom Come), waaay better than BP3. If he just kept putting out sh*t like that I'd keep bumpin' it. I liked WTT as well. Jay-Z still puts out good music to me for the most part. Not every hip hop fan may like his music, but they damn sure know who he is.
Oh & This chick don't like Jay 'cause his music don't sound like it did in the 90s? Of course it's doesn't. People change, and so does the music. Just gotta accept that. Doesn't necessarily mean their music is bad. There are always gonna be people who feel like that. For example, right now people love music from Lil Wayne and Drake and if they're still rapping ten years from now people are gonna say the same sh*t. The same people who bump them now are gonna hate their sh*t later on because it's gonna sound different.
That's gonna be the same story for every rapper with a long career.