I tried to be modest on Blueprint 2
But ya’ll don’t respect modest, ya’ll respect ma dollars
The Blueprint 2 was criticized for having too much of a pop feel to it and for having so many guest spots, as opposed to the original Blueprint which was a boisterous traditional rap album with next to no guest spots. Jay accredits these differences on The Blueprint 2 to his modesty. Perhaps he allowed for so many guest spots in order to let someone else have the shine?
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