Jay Z Ranks His Solo Albums

    To celebrate his 44th birthday, Jay Z decided to reveal his personal rankings on his solo albums. I’m a Hov fan through and through, from the highs (The Black Album) to the lows (Blueprint 3), but regardless of your opinion on the man, you’ve got to respect his place near the top of hip-hop’s history. Below is his list on his hits, with a word or two from Mr. Carter explaining the ranking…

    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)