Album: The Blueprint 3
Label: Roc Nation / Atlantic
Complex Says: When Jay-Z's The Blueprint III tracklist leaked, much of the hype centered around the hottest thing in hip-hop, Drake, being featured on “Off That.” Fans anticipated a showdown between the proven vet and the youngest in charge, but instead they were let down with a throwaway hook and no Drake verse.
The song is a poorly executed version of “On To The Next One,” a much more effective Blueprint III track. Both songs hinge on the same subject, but one was a massive hit and the other, not so much.
Jay also turned fans off by blatantly denouncing trends he disapproved of. Telling people not to wear Timbs seemed a little condescending. But going back on your word and rocking Timbs while performing at the World Series a short while later? That just made the entire song look foolish.