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Wale Review's Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Vol. 2"

It's only right to pay homage where it's due, Mr. Folarin is one of the few artists that understand that.
 
 
 
XXL had Wale write a review on Jay-Z's 15 year-old Hark Knock Vol. 2 album. He started the review off with the safest,, and unarguably most true line, "Jay Is the greatest to do it -- hands down."
 
I think that the idea of Wale reviewing the album and having it published in XXL is some-what monumental. Wale, in my opinion is on track to be one of the greatest. He has a lot of skeptics, but in my opinion, those are the people who are too lazy to actually LISTEN to the lyrics. That's really something that he stresses, LISTENING to what he's saying. He is someone who does this music thing out of passion, and the love for hip-hop; just like Jay-Z.
 
But check out his full review!
 
"Jay Z? Greatest to ever do it—hands down. No debate. If you debate you’re really just mad. You got some kinda inner joint, but he knows it though. I think that’s the greatest thing about knowing him is like, being around somebody who knows. It’s just like when Steve Young learned from Joe Montana.
I remember hearing it on PGC long ago. I think I was in middle school, eighth [grade] or something like that, and I remember listening to that joint, and I just remember “Hard Knock Life” being on the radio, and I was just like, “Yo, I’ve never heard anything like this ever.” Ever! Like, that hook ["Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"], I didn’t even really know what it was saying, but that mothafucka was so cold, man.
I just think it was a different time. You can’t even really rate no more ’cause the scale have just went like that. That would be considered a backpack record right now. Process that. Like, that would be considered an outright backpack record. No street niggas would rap on that right now. Not one. That was his most selling album ’cause of that song! ’Cause niggas wasn’t buying singles, like a lot of mothafuckas was like, “I wanna hear the Annie song.” And the album—that album was dark. Money, cash, hoes and all that." -Wale
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