Jan 13, 2014

#AOTY 2013 Number One Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z

What you've all been waiting for.

Magna Carta Holy Grail was a dime. The production was particularly amazing. It helps when your name is Sean Carter and you have the likes of Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Kanye West, & Pharell in your back pocket. Believe it or not Mike Will, Jahlil Beats, and Rick Rubin were also involved with the production of this album as well. All of that basically equals the #AOTY and probably a trip to the grammys.

Lots of reviews had mixed feelings about this album. Some even saw it as Jay-Z's attempt to transition to pop. Although that may be a bit extreme I did get a little bored with the album midway through. Don't get it twisted, there are ZERO skips on this record. On the editor's picks this album finished third. As a result of the show's panel, we see MCHG here at number one.

MCHG provided humongous radio hits like Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake and F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit with the boss, Rick Ross (that was interesting to type). Oceans with Frank Ocean, Tom Ford and Part II (On The Run) with Mrs. Knowles-Carter herself (Beyonce) were also nice cuts on this album.

It's been a busy year for Hov, he's had his hand in just about everything. This includes selling his portion of ownership of the Nets and starting a sports agency signing athletes like Skylar Diggins, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, and Robinson Cano (and that $240 million deal for Cano). Between that and constant publicity behind a marriage anniversary trip to Cuba that even gave the president some grief 
(on top of his 99 problems) and the fact that he has the most important two year old in pop culture. He still found the time to drop an art short film for his single Picasso Baby as seen below.

Busy indeed but he has WTM's #AOTY and the platinum selling album that is Magna Carta Holy Grail. Congrats Jigga Man, You've worked hard and earned it. MCHG earns 4.4 on the Ramsey Rating Scale. It's been fun. I always enjoy writing this review no matter how stressful it becomes. I'm interested to see what music comes out in the next 12 months and what makes our list. Best believe, WTM is going to continue and grow to become something bigger and I'm excited to see what twists I have up my sleeve to make this review different from previous years. See you.

Your Editor,
Jonathan C. Ramsey
Jonathan C. Ramsey

Multimedia Journalist, Founder and Chief Editor of WTM Host of A-Side B-Side Podcast and more. I like to talk about stuff and write it down. Sometimes to a microphone. Either way, I need you to feel this.

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