Jay Z Ranked His Own Albums
Here on the internet, the end of the year means list season. And Jay Z is getting into the game, posting a definitive ranking of his own albums on his own website. Forgive him for defying standard ranking conventions, putting number one first.
The annotations are all his own:
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)
Because this is the internet, plenty of Life + Times commenters are arguing about whether or not they agree with this list. It’s pretty hard to argue with his top four though.
And at least he knows how bad Kingdom Come was.