Nation Of Gods.
No Beat Necessary.
Need A Hand?
And again, I think what someone such as you are looking for is along the lines of Jay Electronica. Jay Z speaks for the hustlers for the most part because that is who he is at his truest essence. Im sure he could drop more knowledge about what he means by "chasing Yakub back in the caves" but just by him opening the door to certain things, he's leaving you the key to go through it whenever you want.
Yeah but the "consciousness" level of an album is based on opinion. I could say American Gangster or Magna Carta is a "conscious" album and somebody else could just say no its not. So its all based on opinion. Jay has made alot more then a few conscious records in his catalog. The reason he may make something for the club is because those are people too and they have supported his career. Is somebody studying rocket science more deserving of Jays attention then the person going out to the club tonight? Not necessarily. However the American Gangster album keeps getting brought up because it is a whole conscious album. Is it not? I'll be back later....
Read my comment below. B dot is the ORIGINAL house negro !
That's why he bans impersonators of mac DIESEL but sits by and smiles when mac calls Sisters "APE BITCH!".
It clearly shows that mac DIESEL is A) in RR's employ as a resident troll to keep conversation on these boards, or B) RR are a bunch of lost 100 years a slave HOUSE NEGROS!
FUCK B DOT AND THE RACIST BIGOT MAC DIESEL!
They always fucking with a nigga come release.
This is Jay Z we're talking about. He has a few conscious songs in his catalog like "Say Hello" or "Black Excellence" (chose randomly) but he can & should make a whole Conscious album esp with all that's going on in the world today. Not saying it has to be a gloomy ass album but hes smart and a great lyricist he can do it and still make it be great.
Hip Hop is different from when he said
"Ya'll niggas got me really confused out there
I make "Big Pimpin" or "Give It 2 Me", one of those...
Ya'll hail me as the greatest writer of the 21st Century
I make some thought-provoking shit
Ya'll question whether he falling off"
Hip hop is ready for that.