There were some lofty expectations for Blueprint 3, and rightly so. The leakage of “Off That” really tainted the initial response to the entire albm, in my opinion. No, this wasn’t Reasonable Doubt or The Blueprint or The Black Album, but this is a damn good album. You can honestly listen through the entire thing without touching the skip button (you can just press stop after “So Ambitious”). Had another artist had his name on the cover we’d probably be calling this his best album.

Yes, the content has changed from his earlier days, but one can’t deny that he can still flow. In fact, it seems almost effortless. And the word-play is as good as ever. Every song isn’t be a gem, so this isn’t a classic, but this is still a veryvery good album.

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