Wednesday, September 9, 2009

999-Blueprint 3

There are so many artists and cd's I'm interested in but I haven't purchased, so I jumped right in with Jay Z's Blueprint 3 I haven't listened to it yet but I didn't even recognize it in the store because of its abstract cover.

Rap artists usually feature themselves on cds but I thought this collection of music electronics was interesting and very museum exhibit-like.

Jay's thoughts on it

“These things are like the forgotten pieces in hip-hop. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, making gimmicks — it’s still about making music. Those things are piled in the corner. These are the forgotten things about music. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, it’s not about making gimmicks, it’s about music. The three stripes that everybody is asking about is made from the original [number] three. The first three they made on the wall was someone carving. If you look at [the number] 3, all they did was connect lines. The whole thing about this album, how I approached it, is that I wanted to make a new classic to start that all over again — to go back to making classic albums like the ones we grew up listening to.”

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