Fans have long debated which albums saw Jay Z at his best. On his 44th birthday, the rapper took time out to rank each of his twelve solo albums via his Life and Times website.
The rapper posted a black and white picture of his albums stacked on top of each other, in order from best to worst. The rap mogul also adds commentary to explain the positioning of each project. Hov gave the top spot to Reasonable Doubt, which he described as a “classic,” while Kingdom Come was seated last. “First game back, don’t shoot me,” he wrote.
Here’s Jay’s album list:
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (F**kwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…f**k… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. F**king Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
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