Radio cackling. This is a public service announcement, sponsored by Just Blaze and the good folks of Roc-A-Fella Records. Allow us to re-introduce Jay-Z's The Black Album on its 20th anniversary. The legendary record, considered by some to be his GOAT, was released on this day twenty years ago through Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The Black Album is also known as "The Retirement Album," because at the time of its release Jay-Z had announced that he was going to be retiring from the music industry, and for all intents and purposes, he seemed to be very serious about that decision. The album featured many classic tracks that have gone on to become some of Jay-Z's signature anthems like "Dirt Off Your Shoulder," "Encore," and "99 Problems." On it's 20th anniversary, we're literally going to be rewinding back to 2003 in celebration of this masterpiece, and we're going to break it down into sections.
If you weren't there, this allow you to get a glimpse of what that era was like. And if you were there, perhaps this will give you a little blast from the past. Let's rewind shall we?
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