Saturday, March 20, 2010

Top Ten Jay-Z Albums

In honor of the greatest rapper of all time performing in my city today, I've decided to make the definitive Top  10 11 list and set aside all speculation on the matter. These people, are Jay-Z's albums ranked 11-1. There will be no room for discussion on this list so please don't comment. Matter fact I DARE YOU TO COMMENT!!!


11. Kingdom Come
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What can I say about this? Hmmm. Disappointment (see. Hollywood). This is the album you give me after retiring. C'mon Jigga!!!

10.The Blueprint 2
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It's a bad sign when you re-release the same album a couple months later with half the song axed (see Blueprint 2.1).


09.Vol. 3 Life and Times of S.Carter
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This is a funny album. This is my Love/Hate album. Every song on here I either REALLY love (see NYMP) or REALLY hate (see Snoopy Track).

 .08 The Blueprint 3
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This is Jiggaman's best impression of a Kanye album.Oh Yea... Ya'll can love me or hate me for this one but Blueprint 3 > Cuban Link 2. Annnnnd... Best Song Evar = Thank You


.07 Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life
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The album that turned Jay-Z into a mega-star (see Hard Knock Life). Respect.


.06 Vol.1 In My Lifetime
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This album had the best 3 song sets EVAR!!! (see Imaginary Player-Streets Is Watching-Friend Or Foe '98 & Real Niggaz-Rap Game/Crack Game-Where I'm From) buuuuut it also lost hella cool points for I Know What Girls Like...thanks Puff Daddy!

.05 American Gangster
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Great Beats and Good Rhymes...that is all.

.04 The Dynasty:Roc La Familia
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This is a very important album for Jigga. This is the album where it all started to come together (see Kanye and Just-Blaze). This album was the blueprint for The Blueprint in my opinion.


Click "Read More" for the TOP 3 Jay-Z Albums!!!!





.03 The Blueprint

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The album that changed the game. Seriously. This brought sampling back single-handedly. Plus it had one of the greatest diss-records of all time (see. The Takeover). Every producer came super hard on here (minus Timbo and Tone and Poke).

.02 Reasonable Doubt

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Classic. I don't have enough space (or time) to talk about Jiggamans first studio album. If you don't have this (which a lot of pseudo Jigga fans don't) go get it. NOW!


.01 THE BLACK ALBUM
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This is the one people. Hands down. This is Jay-Z's BEST album. This also marks the first time he admittedly wrote his rhymes down (gasp!). The ONLY song I can't fox wit on this album is Justify My Thug and it's not because of the rhymes. I just didn't like the DJ Quik beat ( I do fox wit Quik so don't get it confused). This is Jigga's most focused, polished piece of work to date. It had to be. He was supposed to retire after this album, lol. Let's not forget all the GREAT remix albums that spawned from this album too (see The Grey Album and The Brown Album). I can't begin to tell you how awesome this album is to me. I know a lot of people have a soft spot in their heart for Reasonable Doubt. But, as a whole, The Black Album is the better piece of work.

35 comments:

  1. Not that I can really argue here with any amount of credibility, but I would bump BP3 up a few notches and switch #2 and #1. Great post!

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  2. Brookinz American Gangster What? American Gangster should be around number 10. I don't even listen to American Gangster, it's that bad. Blue Print 3 should be #5.

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  3. hmmm, good points on all. gotta let it marinate.

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  4. I honestly believe in my heart that The Black Album is his best album.

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  5. I feel you on Volume 3, although I kinda dig "Snoopy Track." Nice list. Great show Saturday night!

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  6. Eff you, I liked "I Know What Girls Like." Anytime I see you out, I'm playing it and dedicating it to you. :)

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