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Kingdom Come [PA]

  • 1. Prelude, The
    2. Oh My God
    3. Kingdom Come
    4. Show Me What You Got
    5. Lost One - (featuring Chrisette Michele)
    6. Do U Wanna Ride - (featuring John Legend)
    7. 30 Something
    8. I Made It
    9. Anything - (featuring Usher/Pharrell Williams)
    10. Hollywood - (featuring Beyonc)
    11. Trouble
    12. Dig a Hole - (featuring Sterling Simms)
    13. Minority Report - (featuring Ne-Yo)
    14. Beach Chair - (featuring Chris Martin)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0008045

  • Credits
    ProducerDr. Dre; The Neptunes; Kanye West; B-Money; Just Blaze

    Includes bonus CD featuring exclusive live performances from the Reasonable Doubt 10 Year Anniversary Concert.
    1. Politics As Usual
    2. Can't Knock The Hustle
    3. Can I Live
    It's been said that Jay-Z put on his retirement show just so he could call himself "the Mike Jordan of rap." He might've also named his ninth studio album (and his first post-retirement) KINGDOM COME to draw equally boastful Superman comparisons. Supposedly taking the title from a Superman comic book in which the Man of Steel comes out of retirement to save the world yet again, Jiggaman seems to think hip-hop needs rescuing once more. Whether KINGDOM COME is the album to do it is debatable; however, Jay-Z's 2006 comeback offering might live up to the hype, after all. The album sparkles musically, thanks in large part to wisely chosen production from Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, the Neptunes, B-Money, DJ Khalil, Kanye West, and Dr. Dre (who serves up four tight beats), and Jay's plain-and-simple, top-shelf mic command finds new focus here as he spits as much about mid-life introspection as he does on standard hustler-to-mogul braggadocio. On "Lost Ones," Jigga speaks of his split with Dame Dash and the trials of his highly publicized love life, and "Minority Report" is yet another hip-hop protest song dedicated to Hurricane Katrina victims. KINGDOM COME also benefits from a typically all-star guest list that includes John Legend, Usher, Pharrell, Nelly, Chrissette Michelle, Sterling Simms, Beyonce, and, most surprisingly, Chris Martin of Coldplay.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.119) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "This time, he's more imperious, kicking back like he has nothing to prove....On 'Kingdom Come' and 'Trouble,' Jay is just dominant."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "Jay-Z's coolly virtuosic delivery is irresistible....[With] stellar cuts..." -- Grade: B
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