First impressions: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
July 4th, 2013
03:12 PM ET

First impressions: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Jay-Z promised to deliver new rules with "Magna Carta Holy Grail," and, depending on who you ask, the man held true to his word.

The 43-year-old artist released his 12th studio album via app to one million Samsung customers starting at midnight July 4 (albeit not without some technical issues), and the RIAA did in fact revise its standing on digital platinum certification ahead of "Magna Carta's" arrival.

Hov also managed to pull off an impressive promotional feat, having the album cover for "Magna Carta" displayed alongside one of the actual Magna Carta documents at Salisbury Cathedral.

So the marketing has been top-notch, that much we know. But what about the music? Early reactions to the 16-track album have been positive, but critics warn that Jay's latest isn't quite as progressive as his campaigning would lead you to believe.

"During it's two-week build up, innovative roll-out and clever ad campaign, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' promised something new and inventive to one million Galaxy smartphone users, though it is unclear to what degree it actually delivered," MTV says. "No matter the case, what the album actually contains is the same old recipe which has made Jay-Z so brilliant beginning with his 1996 debut 'Reasonable Doubt.'... [No] matter how futuristic your music distribution methods becomes, banging beats and choice rhymes will always remain timeless."

Billboard, however, thought the album overall "tends to be safe."

"And while it's unfair to measure Jay against others, we're living in a world where 'Yeezus' has risen, and it feels like Jay's dipping a toe rather than fully diving in," the review continued. "When Kanye is heaving bombs from across the court, you can't clap so loud when Jay lobs lay-ups. That's not to say it's not good – it is – [but] sometimes you just want to see some sweat."

USA Today compliments the "breadth of his subject matter - which also touches on family, loyalty, spirituality and fame," and Jay's "lyrical acuity" in a four-star review.

"With platinum status guaranteed even before his album goes on sale July 9, he could have just mailed it in," USA Today says. "But he stays on top, because he refuses to do anything less than epic."

Have you heard "Magna Carta Holy Grail" yet? If so, what's your impression?


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    November 24, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. YOUR A GOSSIPS, A LIAR AND YOUR MARRIAGES SUCKS

    WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY BEFORE ME.

    November 24, 2013 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. YOU REPORTED AS ABUSE FOR

    FOR EVERYTHING AND YOU AND YOUR HOE FRIENDS ARE LOSERS LIKE YOU...

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    November 24, 2013 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. BLAMING ME FOR A FKED UP MARRIAGE

    THIS IS GOING ON FOR YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS----–

    November 24, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. YOU A GOSSIPS AND A FKING LIAR...

    YOUR MARRIAGE SUCKED WHEN I WAS PATRON THE FIRST TIME....SO YOUR CONSIDERED

    3 HOE'S- WE HAVE EVIDENCE YOU DIDN'T BOFF THEN EITHER...YOU EVEN BROKE UP ...RIGHT MISS

    PERFECT?

    November 24, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse | Reply

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  6. YOUR A GOSSIPS AND A FKING LIAR...

    YOU MARRIAGE SUCKED WHEN I WAS PATRON THE FIRST TIME....SO YOU CONSIDERED

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    November 24, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. YOUR MARRIAGE SUCKED WHEN SHE WAS A PATRON

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  16. YOU HACKED IN WHEN I HAD 5G'S BETWEEN BOTH ACCOUNTS...FAT RAT

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  17. YOUR GAMES DO NOT WORK HERE THEY NEVER DID....CAPITAL ONE HACK.

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  18. DO NOT USE MY COMMENTS AGAINST ME...YOUR THE HACKER YOU KNOW MY SOCIAL I DO NOT KNOW YOURS...ITS ALL YOUR FAULT.

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  19. DO NO USE MY COMMENTS AGAINST ME...YOUR THE HACKER YOU KNOW MY SOCIAL I DO NOT KNOW YOURS...ITS ALL YOUR FAULT.

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  20. Zenobia Aimante'

    First of all, I am both a Jay-Z and a Kanye fan. I do have say "Yeezus" was a great album but it was a bit racist. The music productionon uit was worht the while and his lyrical ability has improved. But #MCHG puts ANY OTHER ALBUM that has come or is due to come out TO SHAME! Jay-Z delivered the #newrules in a light where you have to be in a certain state of mind to understand. He is a husband and a father now, so his outlook is different than on RD, TBA, and BP1. I LOVED the album and it is worth purchasing the physical album and not just downloadin the app or on iTunes.

    July 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. M.A.P.

    Everybody crappps. Sometimes.

    July 9, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  22. maria

    First was Kanye West with Jesssus? and now this one with Magna Carta? since when this rich thugs became Italianos and Catholics ? ha ha ha they should stay with the rap it fits them very well, what a bunch of wannabe's .....you can take the kid from the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto from the kid! lol lol pretty soon they will start singing in French and Italian .

    July 9, 2013 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  23. WE ARE DOING YOU FAVOR BY NOT PUTTING YOU UP ON STALKER OR HARRASSMENT CHARGES...SO WE WILL MAKE YOU VANISH OUR OWN WAY.....YOUR LUCKY PHAT RAT HACK...AREN'T YOU......BYEEEEEE

    July 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. THEN YOU HAD THE NERVE TOO SEND ME A BLOG STATING TOO CLEAN OUT MY INBOX...WE ATTACHED IT TOO THE FIRST LAPTOP GAME...SEE YOUR A LOSER.

    -----–

    July 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. 12, 000 emails from 4 laps...what's t.coe? hacking ho

    July 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. IF YOUR MY MAN FINE...IF ITS THE PUTZ SISTERS THEY ARE GOING...CALI DIDN'T HEAR A DARN THING TODAY EITHER...OTHER THEN ME ORDERING CHINESE FOOD AND ANOTHER ONE

    July 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. I'M THE F-CKING BOSS IN THIS GAME...YOU STARTED IT AND I'M GOING TOO END IT...YOU DIDN'T HEAR 1 DARN CAR PHONE TODAY DID YOU?..

    July 8, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  28. YOU DIDN 'T HEAR A DARN THING IN THE CAR TODAY DID. YOU? ..THAT'S OVER ALSO....WE'RE TESTING IT OVERNIGHT.

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  29. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 12, 000 EMAILS 3,000 FROM EACH LAPTOP, THOUSANDS ON WORK COMPUTERS, TWEETS, HANGUPS == NOBODY IS GOING ANYWHERE DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME...AS LONG AS YOUR RIGGED IN MY LIFE WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU GO...YOUR DEAF FROM PHONE HACKING...WE WILL

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  34. Rock

    Whose licks is he ripping off this time?

    July 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. HACKING SIDETRACK UPDATES.

    1. HAS MISSED EVENING CALLS FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW...LAST NIGHT WAS PROOF
    2. I HAVE 4 CHECKING ACCOUNTS FOR 20 YEARS....NOT 2
    3. 200K BLOCKED FOR OVER 6 MONTHS...SHE CAN ONLY SEE 2 ACCOUNTS WHICH ARE FULL.

    YOU TREAT YOUR MAN LIKE SH-T GET A MOVE ON

    July 8, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  36. HACKING SIDETRACK UPDATES.

    1. HAS MISSED EVENING CALLS FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW...LAST NIGHT WAS PROOF
    2. I HAVE 4 CHECKING ACCOUNTS FOR 20 YEARS....NOT 2
    3. 200K BLOCKED FOR OVER 6 MONTHS...SHE CAN ONLY SEE 2 ACCOUNTS WHICH ARE FULL.

    YOU TREAT YOU MAN LIKE SH-T GET A MOVE ON

    July 8, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  37. SHE HAS MISSED A BUNCH OF EVENING CALLS FOR ABOUT A MONTH ... SIDETRACKED HAHAHAHAHAH....YOU WASH YOU COOTCH FOR THE BOYFRIEND...HAHAHAHAH PUTZ..

    July 8, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  38. YOUR HUSBAND DOES NOT GET ENUFF BEX...SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT......MISSED 5 EVENING PHONE CALLS FROM 10PM-2AM--CAN'T SEE THE 200 OR THE OTHER 2 CHECKING ACCOUNTS HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH...STOOPID

    July 8, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  39. PRINT AND DOC..THANKS...WE WIN WE WIN..YOU LOSE YOU LOSE....FAT RAT HACK

    -

    July 8, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  40. SHE STARTED A FIGHT WITH ME AT MAP 7:15 A.M. THIS MORNING...PRINT THANKS...

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    July 8, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  41. FUNDS ARE FULL...YOU CAN'T FIND IT....HAAAAAAAAAA..GO BOFF YOUR DEPRIVED HUSBAND...

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    July 8, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  42. On the phone from 10pm until 2pm...NADA...YOU CAN'T FIND IT...HAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    July 8, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  43. funds..you can't find it...like the phone calls last night...YOU CAN'T FIND IT ANYMORE....hahahah

    -

    July 8, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  44. One the phone from 10pm until 2am....she got NADA...

    July 8, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  45. you can't find it...i was on the phone all last night...hear anything? nope

    hacking ho

    July 8, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  46. swagte

    Mo money mo money mo money

    July 8, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
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    July 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  48. PA HANGUP---THANKS

    July 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  49. EMBARASSED IS MORE THE WORD..PHONE HANGUPS

    THANKS

    July 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Appalled

    Worst comment board ever.

    July 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MY BEING FAT IS BECAUSE I HAD A SH-TTY DIET AT SCHOOL--NOTHING TOO DO WITH DEPRESSION I DO NOT SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION...THE WEIGHT WAS MY FAULT...I LOSE 25 POUNDS AND ANOTHER 2 FORM THE GYM THAT MAKES 27 POUNDS...YOU HOW'S THAT DIET YOU'VE BEEN ON GOING?

    STOOPID

    July 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  52. MY BEING FAT IS BECAUSE I HAD A SH-TTY DIET AT SCHOOL--NOTHING TOO DO WITH DEPRESSION I DO NO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION...THE WEIGHT WAS MY FAULT...I LOSE 25 POUNDS AND ANOTHER 2 FORM THE GYM THAT MAKES 27 POUNDS...YOU HOW'S THAT DIET YOU'VE BEEN ON GOING? G

    July 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  53. YOU HEARD ME TALKING TO MARYANNE THAT NIGHT AND SHE SAID IT LOOKS LIKE I GOT THE VOTE IN....YOU WERE THERE...WERE YOU NOT...YES YOU WERE....

    July 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  54. MY OWN TOWN OFFERED ME A JOB...YOUR WERE ALSO HACKED IN TOO THAT CALL...MY OWN TOWN VOTED FOR ME...YOU WERE THERE...YOU HEARD IT

    July 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  55. BETTER THEN 50...YEA RIGHT

    YOUR CODES MEAN NOTHING YOUR JUST A HACKING HOW...AND I CAN BET I CAN STILL WORK MY AZZ BETTER THEN YOU EVER DID YOUR WHOLE FREEKIN LIFE...DON'T MOCK ME ...YOU WERE HACKED INTO ALL PHONE CALLS YOU NEVER KNEW WHO IT WAS CUZ WE BLOCKED IT BUT YOU HEARD MY MOUTH RUNNING HACKING HOE

    July 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. YOUR CODES MEAN NOTHING YOUR JUST A HACKING HOW...AND I CAN BET I CAN STILL WORK MY AZZ BETTER THEN YOU EVER DID YOUR WHOLE FREEKIN LIFE...DON'T MOCK ME ...YOU WERE HACKED INTO ALL PHONE CALLS YOU NEVER KNEW WHO IT WAS CUZ WE BLOCKED IT BUT YOU HEARD MY M

    July 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  57. JayZ and Beyonce...

    the album is amazing, he has beyonce supporting him as a man and the couple is happy..I've seen many interviews with beyonce and she said she treats him like a king because he is her king...

    July 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  58. What's in your wallet?--Pointing out my comments while 53 this morning..looking for a fight...she didn't get enough yesterday

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    July 7, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  59. No Li--- she was dare its in the que--

    -

    July 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. A Middle-Aged 44 year old bore....

    Leaving blogs...its best in order for friendship...everything she does goes in a que anyhoo...

    July 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jay

    lord not yet another piece of crap... there is zero talent here... chinese water torture would be more of a pleasure

    July 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  62. PRINT AND FILE.

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    July 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  63. ITS THE 3 STOOGES DEAR...NOT MADONNA OVER THERE AS WE FURTHER CLEAR UP MORE LIES FOR THE REAL PEACE NOT THE FAKE PEACE---WENT BACK INTO CHECKING ACCOUNTS..THE PROBLEM IS THERE SONY CEO NOT HERE....ITS ALLLLLLLLLLLLL THERE

    July 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  64. INTERRUPTED CONVERSATIONS ON MY PHONE TEXT AND OFFICE EMAILS

    NOT THIS CD DEAR GO PUT THAT CD IN PLACE

    July 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Rapsucksass

    Need I say more

    July 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Bishop

    not feeling this album, no hate just don't enjoy it really. cool beats but that's about it

    July 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  67. daddy

    In America, you can do whatever the heck you want. This is the only country on earth that let you jet to the top, unstoppable.

    July 5, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  68. M.A.P.

    I just hear the Holy Grail single with Justin Timerlake and was really disappointed. After the edgy, experimental Yeezus, we expected more from this release – although I've only heard that one track. The ripping off of Nirvana with JT in the background doin his boy band "ooooh baby yeaaah" was just too much. At least Courtney got some moneyz from Jay Z for it.

    July 5, 2013 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  69. Alvarez

    Looks like I'm going to have to buy some new underpants.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      May I have the old ones? Don't empty them either.

      July 5, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      How clever you are.

      To tell the same stupid, tasteless and uncreative joke...again and again and again and again.

      So witty and articulate.

      Talking to you must be like talking to Noel Coward. In that Noel is dead.

      July 7, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      How annoying you are.

      Stalking me all over the Entertainment blog to critisize my fecal humor instead of doing something meaningful with that time.

      You must be the fattest loser ever to post your pathetic right winged christian fundemental sh!t on here.

      No one gives a fcuk about you. They all love me.

      July 8, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  70. silent water

    WORST RAPPER EVER! His voice is so plain! His pronunciation is atrocious! His vocabulary can't reach beyond 5th grade! His metaphors suck! He wouldn't be anything if Biggie was still alive! I hate these materialistic idiots constantly sending out empty empty worthless trash and calling it rap. It used to have a message and lift people up and now it's just a man counting money in rhymes... WORST RAPPER EVER!!!!

    July 5, 2013 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Khyle

      Jay-z released a platinum album while Biggie was alive, with Biggie featured on it. Do your research. And his vocabulary is huge.

      July 5, 2013 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
    • CarolinaBoi

      Actually jayz's Reasonable Doubt didnt go platium till years after Biggie's death...thats a fact. His first two album where commerical duds(Dope albums tho) that later went platuim after he scored big success wit all his albums after Hard Knock Life vol.2. This album is pretty good great beats, lyrics are basicly standard Jayz. He one of my favs but he doesnt apply as such effort in challenging his skill level. He spit smart raps for the average persons understanding...but it lacks that above average pedigree. This works when u in the business of pleasing a large commercial fan base and selling records. I give this album a B grade.....great production, serviceable rhymes = RIDER MUSIC

      July 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • True American

      And who's the best rapper to you??? Rappin' Rodney?? Maybe Rappin' Duke??? Oh wait....VANILLA ICE!!!

      July 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Gerald

    we all know rap music has nothing really good to offer that is why i stick to country music.

    July 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • jalen

      are you kidding me!? rap may not be the best musical genre out there, but to say that rap has nothing to offer and then go on to say that you only listen to country music (which has hardly changed in several decades) is downright ridiculous.

      July 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • YeeHa

      There is plenty of bad rap music and some good country artists, but by-in-large country music is the most simplistic corny genre out there...80% of the artists don't write their own music and 90% of the crap you hear on the radio's content matter is so bad and meaningless it's literally a bad joke. Not to mention some country artists have taken from hip hop slang and the amount of lyrical content for a rap song is triple that of any other genre.

      July 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ba Ba Boey

    I like jay z. But why does the media have to hop on kanyes dick whenever possible? Kanye occasionally has some good rhymes and his beats are well produced but other then that his music is egotiscal beyond bearable and very very overrated

    July 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  73. jayz

    can't wait too hear the album

    July 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Mary

    who cares

    July 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Maryah

    Both of them have no common sense. How can you stand to listen to igronance? His album has nothing spiritual about it! Check his lyrics and read the bible and than tell me it's spiritual. No respect for this dummy at all and his records

    July 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ahmary

      those stories are way more interesting the mary

      July 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kettlekat

      You're conflating spirituality as a concept with your own sectarian beliefs. It's ignorant.

      July 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  76. wegotsometruthtoday

    big bang

    July 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  77. the jayz man

    Happy for Jay Z he deserves the fame...he's a very hard worker in the industry. congrats too you and beyonce.

    July 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Alvarez

    I'm about to take a dump of epic proportions out on my front yard.

    July 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  79. StraightUp

    cannot believe JayZ survived his 12th studio album....truly amazing with all the whining people he deals with he still made it too album 12.

    July 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  80. StraightUp

    cannot believe JayZ survived his 12th studio album....truly amazing with all the whining people he deals with he still made too album 12.

    July 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  81. No Joke

    computer was 1 hr behind i made a call and was told she adjusted it. thank you

    July 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  82. joek

    Music for children.. How adults can stand this nonsense is beyond me

    July 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccoutthere

      I agree with you, I listened to some of that (*&& and it's mainly all profanity and ignorant rhyming. Grow up Jay Z and evolve.

      July 4, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  83. durone

    Durone jay z it are wonderful

    July 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  84. durone

    I has been a great fan of jay z at the beginning the king of hip hop mean rap and a dj to be like late m jackson and j brown love durone

    July 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  85. tim

    I have never listened to his other albums. Rap music blows.

    July 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Ray

    The album is beautiful artistry! WURD!

    July 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Insearchoftruth

      No, it is not artistry, it's trash because he can never make a song without profanity. It's like he is targeting the young and ignorant who will fall for anything and follow anyone. Real music has meaning and last forever.

      July 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Language

      It would never speak too her boyfriend that way...the filthy language is only amongst her own friends..she would not even do it to his friends that way... please

      July 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your on fake dial outs all the time...you do not know how she speaks too people..

      July 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Daroth

    It's almost like your my friend trying to help me find love! You must have taken years of training in advertising to come up with this tactful approach to gain consumer trust by reiterating your real life experience with this service. The real genius is how it is completely out of context with the given forum. How you change names so it's just like multiple people sharing their need to pass on the unbelievable result!, you sir = marketing mastermind.

    July 5, 2013 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  88. M.A.P.

    I must second Maroth's opinion. Your dating website advertisements are working like a charm, I'm sure. Who couldn't be drawn in to those rich, multi ethnic lists of men just waiting for someone like me or tracie to come along and find them. It's genius!

    July 5, 2013 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  89. M.A.P.

    Oh, now you wanna steal MY insults? I WAS THE ONE THAT STARTED THE "UNKEPT HOUSE" INSULTS AT BIG SHIZ!!! Now you want to claim them as your own – I DON'T THINKK SO!

    July 5, 2013 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  90. Nobody stole anything .... that story is going on for years.

    ==

    July 5, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  91. M.A.P.

    At least when I did it, it was actually funny. Everything you write on here is annoying and makes no sense. I haven't laughed once at any of your stupid comments. And stop acting like there's more than 1 of you. We know you have no friends and your family prolly don't wanna talk wit u either.

    July 5, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  92. M.A.P.

    Haha you fat pathetic loser, see if I care if you ..................................................... a thousandd times. Doesn't stop me from leaving more comments so I couldnt give a sh!t. Fat hack.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  93. M.A.P.

    Sokkkman the anti USA nazi again everyone.

    July 5, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  94. Dan

    Sigh.. I miss the days when hillbillies actually made an effort to troll. Kids, this is why meth is a hell of a drug.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  95. Trayvon

    That's funny. I hear YOU are the anti-American, soldier-hating, Westboro Baptists Church-card-carrying psycho of these boards.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  96. M.A.P.

    No sokman, I respect our soldiers and veterans. Not like you – you wished they wouldn't get free tickets and you are the h0m0-phobe ra-ist nazi so YOU have more in common with the Westborough crwd. I wouldnt be suprised if you are a memeber. D1ck.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  97. Alvarez

    Nice!

    July 5, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  98. Dan

    That's funny. I heard you were a card carrying member of the Worldwide Pedophile Network. Even an elected officer and all. That's some sick stuff man.

    July 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  99. xzvrwyrey57

    Oh~Unbelievable… My friend Lynn has just married to a handsome black man. They met through ~~ MìxedMàtchìng. Çom~~ They told me it is the best, largest and most successful black&white dating site for black and white singles seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. If you are single , don't wait any longer. Create your profile for free and start browsing through their profiles.

    July 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  100. FAT RAT IS ON THE BOTTOM

    HACKED INTO 2 PERSONAL UNAUTHORIZED CALLS...I SAY WHATEVER THE F-CK I WANT TOO SAY ON A BLOG OR A PHONE...IF YOUR THERE WITHOUT MY AUTHORIZATION YOUR NOT LEGAL UNLESS I GIVE PERMISSION FOR YOU TOO LISTEN OTHER THEN THAT YOUR A F-CKING HACKER

    July 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jack33

    Spam, spam, spam, spam, SPAMITY-SPAAAAAAM!

    July 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Wow, a conspiracy theorist AND a racist all rolled into one.

    If you don't know friendly neighborhhood blogger Sokman already, perhaps you should get acquainted.

    July 7, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  103. Ricardo

    More white teens buy and support this kind of music than Blacks who you say -don't work!

    July 7, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  104. the last 53 made no sense.

    -

    July 7, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  105. 1985041454-009

    you talking Illuminati rubbish and your talking about educating your self?? really! I'm black! I have an MBA.. i am dont worship "Rappers" hip hop isn't even my favorite style of music and I loved it. how about less judging.. less prejudice and actually listen to the album...By the way lay off the racist talk.....

    July 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  106. zxvxzvery

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    July 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  107. correct cuz you hacked into my capital account you ain't no beyonce.

    ==

    July 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Your Friend Lynn

    I'VE BEEN MARRIED TO HANDSOME BLACK MEN OVER 5,000 TIMES! YIPPEE!

    July 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |

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