The New Classics

January 27, 2009

New Music: Jay-Z, Money Goes

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , — Greg @ 6:33 pm


Song: Money Goes
Artist: Jay-Z
Album: The Blueprint 3*
Label: Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam Records
Producer: unknown
Notes: *not yet confirmed for the album
Analysis: Jay-Z’s career has basically been on cruise control since The Black Album. By that, I don’t mean that he is lazy, but that his career has already reached it’s highest plateau. Only, I’m not seeing any downslides in his material. He is seemingly on this untouchable, iconic level that anything he puts out will be classic, and after hearing ‘Jockin Jay-Z’, ‘History’, and now ‘Money Goes’, it seems like that trend is continuing. ‘Money Goes’ is smooth, and heavy in shakers and drum machine bongos, while Hova basically reboots his neurotic ‘Can I Get A…’ concept of “would you still love me if I was broke?”. The beat actually reminds me of something off of the original Blueprint album, and the closer that this new album sounds like the original, and farther from the sequel, the better it will turn out. Excellent song, even if Jay really has no reason to worry about being broke at any time in the near future.
Rating: 8.0
Source: Tapemasters Inc.


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