Jay Z Ranks His Solo Albums To Celebrate 44th Birthday

By - December 4th, 2013

Jay Z Ranks His Solo Albums To Celebrate 44th Birthday

Just like the rest of us, Jay Z is utilizing his birthday as a time for self-reflection. Turning 44 young today, the Brooklyn native hip-hop mogul and purveyor of the good life ranked some of his musical achievements with his 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt, at the top of the heap. Interesting enough, his besting selling album to date, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, which went platinum five times, ended up fourth on his chart. The most recent one, Magna Carta Holy Grail, landed on the sixth spot, while HOV left the 2006 Kingdom Come dead last mainly because it was his “comeback” album. What do you think? Was Jay Z‘s ranking on point?

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 (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… 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. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)

via: Life+Time


1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Black Album (Classic)
3. The Blueprint
4. Vol. 2
5. BP3
6. American Gangster
7. Vol. 1
9. Vol. 3
10. Kingdom Come

11. BP2
12. Magna Carta  (Garbage for white girls in Calabasas that couldn't name 1 of the first 4 tracks on Reasonable Doubt)


swap 5. American Gangster for  11. BP2