Jay-Z

Jay-Z album disappoints with subpar lyrics, lack of effort
By Riley Morrison ’16 THE ROUNDUP Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail 4 out of 10 Despite its relentless advertising campaign and great featured artists, rapper Jay-Z’s 12th studio album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” released July 8, is largely disappointing. “Jay often sounds like he’s trying to convince himself that he should still be excited about making music,” wrote Simon Vozick-Levinson of Rolling Stone. “What’s disappointing is, he doesn’t always…
The Music Sounds Better: ‘Watch the Throne’ lacks grandeur

By Jackson Santy ’13
THE ROUNDUP
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Watch the Throne”
6.5
The album debuted at number one spot on the US Billboard Charts, selling 436 thousand copies in its first week, plus the fact that at least another ten thousand downloaded it illegally.
The interesting aspect of the album was that Jay-Z and West made an effort to make sure that the album was not “leaked” to the public prior to its midnight release.