Should The Old Man Retire?????

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Damon Dash suggested to Bossip yesterday that Joe Camel should retire and he isn’t the only one not feelin the old man’s new sh*t. The NY Post reports:

MAYBE Jay-Z should have stayed retired. The rapper and president of Def Jam recordings has been breaking his back promoting his new album, “American Gangster,” which is “inspired” by the movie. An industry insider says, “He is scrambling – the first single, ‘Blue Magic,’ isn’t being played on radio. It’s the first time in his career he’s not doing well.” Jay-Z will perform the album live on VH1’s “Storytellers” on Thursday. He’ll also tour to “create buzz,” and Def Jam shelled out $500,000 for the first video, added the source. Jay-Z’s rep, Jana Fleishman, says, “It’s not true at all. It’s a conceptual album, so we’re not focusing on one single. He was inspired by the movie. And we tour to support every release.”

We think those sold out Amercian Gangster concerts were probably some scalpers and Def Jam. What’s wrong with leaving the game as a legend-with your head held up high vs people pushing your old ass off the mic?

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  • nahnah

    who cares? i don’t listen to that crappy rap music anyway.

  • SO_SURRUS

    1st????

  • nahnah

    but if he does, i hope he takes his puppy beyonce with him.

  • http://stylerazzi.blogspot.com StyleRazzi

    He needs to retire those damn socks!!!!! LMAO!!!!! No, but really, Jay-Z does need to retire. Al of his new songs are WACK!!!!! The only reason that “Rock Boys” song is hot is because of Kanye. Folks were more excited about the release of Kanye and 50’s album than they are about this album. I like the old “BEFORE BEYONCE” Jay-Z. This new improved nigg@ is wack and his verses are very BLAH!!!! And hearing him talk about dope and when he was in the dope game is just as boring. http://www.stylerazzi.blogspot.com

  • weezy

    nobody wants to hear from a “label president” rappin period, especially rappin about selling drugs.

  • anonymiss

    Jay-Ova? Probably not, but dare to dream.

  • Notahater

    i don’t understand why this man has to quit doing what he loves. if you don’t like his music then don’t buy it. his music is not only his business it is also how he expresses his creativity. I have never heard of forcing an artist to put his brush down or stop sculpting b/c he is 38 years old. that is just stupid!!!

    there is plenty of room for Jay-Z, Kanye, Lupe and Soulja Boy and anybody else. why does it have to be one or the other. white folks put out all kinds of music all the time. they don’t have one favorite at a time for rock or country or whatever. open up your minds to more than one thing at a time.

    damn..can you walk and chew gum at the same time?

  • Anita

    Stop hatin’

  • Dolla Bill

    Sign of the times..LOL Lets get some new blood in there!

  • RealTalk...Don'tTrustYa

    To quote American Gangster the movie…

    “Quitting while you’re head is not the same thing as quitting.”

    …Sat Down Hova…

  • RealTalk...Don'tTrustYa

    *ahead** excuse me.

  • Pristine

    Jay-Z…the next Cosby

    hey! that rhymes, ima rapper

  • http://www.viewparkonline.com Angie

    Based on things he has said in the past, I think he was interested in retiring (from rapping at least), but because Bey was just getting her game on, he decided he might as well stay in it too. If she ever decides to slow down, he might really retire. Otherwise, he’d just be waiting around for her.

  • Beauteeeee

    He needs to quit while he still have some fans!! Or quit once everybody label him as whack!!!

  • Trini Chica in BK

    30 seconds his concert sold out! That’s all I have to say ppl!

  • Bay Area

    Jay is paid…POINT DAMN BLANK!

  • ...........

    What’s up w/ the socks???

  • http://deleted John D Hater

    The socks are tight. Should they be something more basic and boring?

    Ya’ll mufukas talking about socks are probably the biggest bammas in the world.

  • coco

    Jay-z needs to shut it down , please you are like 40, your game is over. I dont give a damn about whack ass NY. Broke folks in BK, Bronx, Queens, dont rep brokeness, not good. Give other people a chance in the game. Tha South got music now. North-WHACK SIT DOWN

  • http://www.IStayConfused.com I Stay SMH

    all he needs is a cliff huxtable sweater

  • http://www.IStayConfused.com I Stay SMH

    there haven’t been ANY great rappers since Another Bad Creation

    Its tha Mizark, Chillin in the Pizark

    I gotta break cuz my mama said be home by dizark…

    poetry at its best!

    yeah son!

  • JIGGA

    Until new artists come out with something better, Jay-Z needs to stay in the game.

  • Toti

    Dam Dash is another Irv he’ll have a reality show soon. His wife was going to leave him til’ she slipped up and got knocked up. Dumb @ss!

  • Just a thought...

    “We think those sold out Amercian Gangster concerts were probably some scalpers and Def Jam. What’s wrong with leaving the game as a legend-with your head help up high vs people pushing your old ass off the mic?”

    LOL! I think the best thing about this site is the commentary that the staff writes below the stories.

  • The blogg writer is an idiot

    An industry insider says, “He is scrambling – the first single, ‘Black Magic,’ isn’t being played on radio. It’s the first time in his career he’s not doing well.” LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Dame Dash says Hov is wack and should retire and then jumps on a track with the W.O.A.T(wackest of all time) Jim Jones. WTF!

    LMAO! This is who yall are getting your hip hop info from?

    KIll yourselves.

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