Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Vs Kanye West's "Yeezus"
THE L*A*W OPINION IS HERE.....
Kind of crazy since Jay is partly responsible for Kanye's career while Kanye is the ONLY artist left from the massive MC/Artist collective that was once known as Rockafella. We have seen both these artists changed the hip-hop landscape in the last few years individually and with the classic "Watch The Throne", they did together. But thanks to Kanye's recent Papparazi attack, it brought the already popular opinion on his album to the forefront: YEEZUS IS WACK and I personally felt that Kanye did this stunt to bring more attention to the failing album which even had low 1st week sales after a groundbreaking worldwide building projections as well as aNight Live. The album itself is seen Kanye trying to adapt dark black lyrical philosophy to hard electronica based beats.
It's almost like he purposely tries to go there lyrically with a song "New Slaves" to show & prove that his partnership with Kim Kardashian hasnt softened him. For me, only 3 tracks out of the 10 stand out and my theory still remains: KANYE'S LAST BEST ALBUM WAS "GRADUATION"
Jay-Z......HAS DONE IT YET AGAIN !! While Kanye tries to explore new territory, JAY TAKES IT BACK TO RAW EDGE HIP-HOP ESSENCE !
Having Pharrell, Rick Rubin, Timbaland & Swizz Beats all in the same room producing tracks simultaneously is a statement within itself.
Jay addresses everything from Miley Cyrus Twerking to His Daughter in the same cool but rugged demeanor that made him who he is with no compromise. He even got tracks like "Crown" & "F*** Wit Me" that appeal to the current climate of Hip-Hop production but Hov displays his wit, sharp classic cadence & still illmatic rhymes that complement the tracks. He's always had the ability to adapt in a current state of mind while not abandoning the basic components of his recording style
AND THE WINNER IS.....HOV ! #MagnaCartaHolyGrail
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