“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”
~Plato’s The Symposium.
How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”
It’s rare for a rapper to make a goodbye album — generally the marketplace kicks you out of the game first. But Jay-Z is a rare rapper. The dominant figure of the post-Biggie and -Tupac era, he spit cool and witty with devastating flows, dropped classic albums, influenced MCs, changed pop culture and built a tall stack of dollars in the process… Time will tell whether or not The Black Album is Jay-Z’s final release, but it certainly is a goodbye album. He’s settling scores and letting us deeper into his life than ever.
Jay Z released The Black Album 10 years ago today. Take a look at our original review of the LP.