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The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- )

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Jay-Z, The Dynasty Roc La Familia
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The Dynasty Roc La Familia

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jay Z
Producers:
PolyGram, Roc-A-Fella
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

Call The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- ) Jigga’s funk album. His last two full lengths had a futuristic, otherworldly feel, but this sounds earthy and retro with horn squalls, low riding bass, Latin jazz timbals, and disco pings and whistles. The rapper’s ever clever lyrics alternately celebrate the gangsta high life and lament the circumstances that led him to it. ”Where Have You Been,” about his estrangement from his dad, reveals the unresolved pain behind the pimpin’.

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