Do We Really Need Another JAY Z Album? [Op-Ed]

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TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Listen, I’ve been riding with Shawn Carter since day one. Reasonable Doubt etched Hov’s name among promising New York prospects. The Blueprint and Black Album solidified his indomitable run as the King of Rap. Bar for bar, very few can tango with Jigga. His entire reign was imbued with hunger and swagger. He salivated for that number one spot and he earned it.

Hov ran this town over and over again. With a supporting cast ranging from Bleek, Sigel, and Cam to Rihanna, Kanye, and Bey, he has won rings time and time again. Jay Z has done it all. He’s conquered the charts with street and club bangers. “PSA” will forever live in the club. “Empire State of Mind” will forever be embedded in the hearts and minds of New Yorkers.

So, with a laundry list of accomplishments, does Jay really need another album to properly bid adieu?