The Blueprint 3

from Jay Z – Ranking His Own Albums on Rap Genius

Meaning

What Hova says:

Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money)


The Blueprint 3 received a mere 65 Metascore, one of the worst score for a Jay Z album. Hova doesn’t necessarily agree with them! The LP has a lot of nice tracks and stellar features such as Hate ft. Kanye West and Off That ft. Drake.

The track he refers to is Empire State of Mind, which is lately becoming more popular than New York New York by Frank Sinatra as New York City anthem.

If you go on W 42nd St right outside Madame Tussauds you’ll hear it being played every 10/15 minutes.

You can check out the lyrics of the album here and the cover art breakdown here!

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