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  • Which Jay-Z album do you feel is the best?

    Posted by basesix  on May 22, 2022 at 3:27 am

    If you’re not able to choose one, choose a top 3.

    Reasonable Doubt

    Blueprint

    Hard Knock Life Vol. 2

    Educate replied 1 week ago 13 Members · 25 Replies
  • 25 Replies
  • bleep

    Administrator
    May 22, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Blueprint.. I’ll fight ANYBODY

    • basesix

      Moderator
      May 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm

      Talk to em!!

  • rahrah3stacks

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Blueprint really gave him the name HOVA

    • basesix

      Moderator
      May 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm

      You feel me?? Dude upgraded from Jigga Man after marketing the plan

  • cos

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Reasonable Doubt

    • basesix

      Moderator
      May 25, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      Wavy! I like this one a lot. When people bring up Jigga man’s catalog, they never give this one a shout

  • thm321

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Black Album, don’t know if it his best but definitely my favorite

    • basesix

      Moderator
      May 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm

      Can’t go wrong with that either, solid album

  • davidnotscott

    Member
    May 23, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    I think the best in my opinion is Reasonable Doubt. Personally I find it to be a complete rap album. He has the soulful beats, the gritty boom bap, the word play and double/triple entendres, he has the samples, the skits, and of course the storytelling. He touches on the darker side of street life, losin ya man’s and how the riches you get from it never really heal the pain from the things you’ve done. He is very introspective. On 22 Two’s he delivers a freestyle which helps to complete the album as a rap masterpiece. He clearly has the bravado and cockiness of a veteran rapper.

    To top it off this was his FIRST ALBUM. I think this takes the cake personally for me.

    • basesix

      Moderator
      May 24, 2022 at 10:49 pm

      Well said, we appreciate the breakdowns if they’re given out here

  • basesix

    Moderator
    May 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Facts

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  basesix.
  • greenhouse

    Member
    August 23, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Black Album

    Life + Times Vol 3

    American Gangster

    • basesix

      Moderator
      September 1, 2022 at 12:23 pm

      Vol 3 definitely a sleeper IMO

  • nigga_rican83

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Good three but people slept on “in my lifetime” vol 1

    • basesix

      Moderator
      September 1, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      I respect it; what’s your top 3 tracks off this one?

      Streets is Watching, City Is Mine and Where I’m From are mine

      • nigga_rican83

        Member
        September 2, 2022 at 7:59 am

        The intro

        Imaginary players

        Streets is Watching

      • basesix

        Moderator
        September 10, 2022 at 9:38 am

        Solid 3! That intro does hit different, Jigga man was not playing around

  • ondatova

    Member
    September 3, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Vol.1 is slept on. Best album to me and Jay won’t admit it it’s his top 3💯

  • enricoflamingo

    Member
    September 5, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Hard Knock Life was the album I feel truly established Hov but overall greatest is possibly Blueprint

    • basesix

      Moderator
      September 10, 2022 at 9:39 am

      I feel like Hard Knock Life is often slept on OR there are Jay fans who only like him at blueprint and beyond

  • L.o.050

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    RD, Blueprint 3, American Gangster

    • basesix

      Moderator
      September 10, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Solid 3; his consistency around that American Gangster time was something graceful

  • Vahni2002

    Member
    September 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Blueprint

    Vol.1

    Reasonable Doubt