I have to say that I agree with the Washington Post’s assessment (see below). I heard the album last night, and to be honest I was disappointed. I had to bust out some of his old shit to reaffirm my love for young Hova.
Fans have come to expect nothing short of miracles from Jay-Z. Arguably hip-hop’s most successful artist, he’s respected in the streets as much as he’s celebrated in boardrooms for his commercial clout as the head of Def Jam records. But “Kingdom Come,” his much-hyped comeback album, is a disappointment: uneven and skimpy on substance.