#1
Ok so this CD is kind of weird. Really weird actually. I thought that Jay's last CD Kingdom Come was a pretty lame CD due to the fact that it had decent production but just trash lyrics. On American Gangster, Jay-Z sort of steps it up lyrically but the main issue with the CD is that the production is terrible.

It sounds like he got his beats from hearing impaired producers or something. Even though the beats are really bad I can see how if Jay-Z stepped up his lyrics considerably this might have been good. The problem is that he really only does it to an extent that its better then what was on Kingdom Come. He pretty much went from straight up bad to average. Add in the really bad beats and you probably won't like this one unless you really liked Kingdom Come.