We finish our Jay-Z Take Two series with what was supposed to be Hova’s swan song, The Black Album. We discuss the hype surrounding this album, the ridiculous amount of remixes we got out of this, and Just Blaze’s extraordinary production.
More on The Black Album
- Ranking the Beats: Jay-Z’s The Black Album (Vibe)
- Revisiting The Black Album (Albumism)
- The Making of The Black Album
Show tracklisting (all songs from The Black Album unless otherwise indicated)
- Dirt Off Your Shoulder
- December 4
- Moment of Clarity
- 99 Problems
- Public Service Announcement
- December 4
- Notorious B.I.G: Sky’s The Limit
- Jay-Z: Moment of Clarity (Remix)
- J Treds: Praise Due
- Faith Evans: Burnin’ Up
- Faith Evans: Burnin’ Up (Remix)
- Jay-Z: Public Service Announcement (Remix)
- What More Can I Say
- Jay-Z: Pump It Up Freestyle
- Public Service Announcement A Capella
About the show
Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
Our guests include musicians, writers, and scholars and though we don’t exclusively focus on any one genre, expect to hear about albums from the worlds of soul, hip-hop, funk, jazz, Latin, and more.
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