Jay-Z - "A Star is Born" feat. J. Cole X "Hate" feat. Kanye West

The latest leaks off of B3.  In the past, Jay has always outshined his proteges (see Memphis Bleek, Beanie Siegel) on his tracks, but J. Cole is different and beats Jay on his own shit.  Not the classic track I was expecting though.  I'll let you judge for yourself.  "Hate" maybe the best Kanye track I've heard in a while and returns to his pre-Gay Fish style.  On another note whoever is running Jay's marketing for the album should be taken out back and put down.  Seriously, the tracks that they've chosen to leak have been very sub-Hova and have continued to decrease my interest in B3.  I'll still buy the album the first day because Jay's one of my favorite artists, but I'm hesitant about it.  Again, I'll reiterate that's unfair the expectations put on artists like Jay-Z and Eminem because we expect them to outdo their previous work, but with a entire catolog of classic works, we will continue to be dissapointed by albums which in reality are of respectable quality.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
Notorious Noah



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