Jay-Z The ‘Ultimate Hip-Hop Sell-Out’

Jay-Z 'The Blueprint' album cover

Popmatters.com’s Mark Anthony Neal reviewed ’s new album ‘The Blueprint’ and says of the rapper, “Jay Z will never be mistaken for ‘street level gramscians’ like Common, Michael Franti or even Ice Cube, but nobody does ghetto-centric hip-hop better than Jay Z.” Neal though wonders of a backlash from Jay-Z’s commercial success saying, “in some circles Sean Carter will be viewed as the ultimate hip-hop sell-out.” Read more.

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