Jay-Z’s Magna Carta – Reviewed

It’s official…..Magna Carta is certified platinum!!!!

The king of rap, Jay-Z, doesn’t disappoint us with his successful new album, which I must say is one of his best yet. The album includes guest appearances by Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Nas, Rick Ross and Frank Ocean; with tracks like ‘Holy Grail’, ‘Tom Ford’, ‘F*** Me You Know I Got It’, ‘Oceans’, ‘Picasso Baby’ and ‘Part II (On The Run)’. The 43 year old Brooklyn rapper still has it in him since the album became platinum even before it came out.This album has been compared to Kanye West’s latest album ‘Yeezus’, which has led to people having differing views about the American rapper’s twelfth album. The album touches on topics such as parenting, loyalty, fame and Jay’s perspective on his life, showing someone who has achieved a lot yet hasn’t forgot who he is, nor what brought him to this point. Some people may love it and some may hate it, but we will let the album speak for itself. Magna Carta is now no.1 for it’s second week on the billboards and has sold over 129,000 copies so far (by last week of July). Overall the album continues to express the theme: “I love what I do, and when you love what you do, you want to be the best at it”. The album was also made available for free digital download by Samsung customers using the Jay Z Magna Carta App on July 4th 2013.

It was released for retail sale on July 8th by Roc-A-Fella and Roc Nation and is distributed by Universal. I personally think Jay has triumphed once again and Jay certainly has nothing to complain about – congrats!

Oadrey Vincent

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