With Drake’s latest album release “More Life”, I’ve heard various comments and opinions on the quality of the album. The opinions of others got me thinking and I came across an opinion piece by Jay-Z in 2013, commenting on album reviews after the release of one of his albums.
“I think reviews have lost a lot of their importance now because of the internet,”
In this short article, artist Jay-Z claims that due to the internet allowing consumers and critics the availability of the album simultaneously, the reviews produced by critics have lost their value and don’t serve a function to us anymore.
“Everyone is experiencing things at the same time. You can write a review like the guy from USA Today, tomorrow. Ya’ll both can write the review at the same time…That’s why the critic became important in the music space because they got the music first”