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CD OF THE WEEK #3: Jay-Z – The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)

★★★★–★★★★1/2: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.

Jay-Z – The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)

Released: 31 October 2000

On Halloween in the Year 2000, Jay-Z and Rocafella Records collaborated to create one of the illest group albums of all-time in The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.

Although Dynasty is jam-packed with features from acts such as Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek, Jay-Z leads the show by appearing on approximately 70% of the album’s songs.

Beanie Sigel notably made a name for himself on Dynasty, challenging Hov on records such as “Where Have You Been”, “Streets is Talkin”, and “Stick 2 the Script” for best verse. Overall, Dynasty has aged well as an LP, and is still a worthy listen over 20 years after its release!

★★★★–★★★★1/2: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.

Beanie Sigel notably made a name for himself on Dynasty, challenging Hov on records such as “Where Have You Been”, “Streets is Talkin”, and “Stick 2 the Script” for best verse.

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Rating Categories:
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.

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