He came, he saw, he conquered. Despite its initially faulty premiere through a Samsung app, Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail shook up the rap game as only a giant like Hov can do. But after nearly four years since Jay’s last solo album (2009’s The Blueprint 3), can one-half of The Throne deliver on the lofty expectations? VIBE editors Clover Hope, Datwon Thomas, John Kennedy and MIkey Fresh offer 15 thoughts on the summer’s most anticipated LP. F with us, you know we got it!
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