The Blueprint 3 (album) by Jay-Z

The Blueprint 3
The Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-09-08
Overall rank: 4,712th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
67/100 (from 111 votes)
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Jay-Z the Blueprint 6.3oz 2LP Vinyl MP3 Gatefold Roc-A-Fella Records
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The Blueprint 3 is ranked 5th best out of 16 albums by Jay-Z on

The best album by Jay-Z is The Blueprint which is ranked number 508 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,751.

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67/100 (from 111 votes)
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From 12/27/2019 10:48
Another fine album by Jay-Z, just fine. He knows himself for sure, not everyone should use auto-tune, just people with ear for melody. And that's part of his success: knowing his own limits. The question is just are those borders marking a big enough territory.
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From 03/27/2017 17:27
Last worthwhile album, but at this point, it sounds like the game has moved past him.
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From 02/14/2016 21:06
This record is a floorplan to mediocracy. What a piece of crap!
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From 04/04/2012 13:31
This album is a let down, definitely one of his worst albums. I do not recommend this to anyone for any occasion unless you have a serious fetish for underachieving albums. Best song: Empire State of Mind. I wouldn't bother with the rest of the album it's not worth the time.
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From 03/07/2012 18:48
leave it to Jay-z to make "Tha Carter III" look artistic and edgy, yikes this is bad
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