11. Maybe I'm spoiled from recent masterpieces by Kendrick Lamar, Nas and J. Cole, but a story on here -- with plot, dialogue, suspense, irony -- would be nice. Hov has the lyrical ability to pull it off. And much of the album is Jay telling us about his exuberant lifestyle, but not showing the incidents that take place.
12. Long live the album interlude! ("Versus," "Beach Is Better")
13. "Somewhere In America" is the meanest throwback '90s beat in forever. Hit-Boy is a special talent. He should stick to beats, strictly.
14. The paralleling between Biggie and Jay on "Jay-Z Blue" is just perfect. Gotta love that Jay is still keeping B.I.G.'s memory alive, even on his 12th studio solo LP.
15. Folks have been buzzing that this is Watch The Throne 2, or what they expected from Yeezus. The more appropriate comparison is Kingdom Come, which found Jay toasting to his success, brushing off Father Time, prophesying about his unborn daughter and that cheezy Bey-Z collabo ("Hollywood"). Difference is, KC felt experimental; here, seven years later, Hov is right at home. Good ass job, Jay.