Top Ten Best Jay-Z Albums


The Top Ten

1 Reasonable Doubt Reasonable Doubt

Classic like no other. Jays lyrics are on key and with the production from some of the best New York had to offer, Reasonable Doubt is one of the greatest records to ever exist

One of my personal favorite albums in amy genre.. Probably the best Rap album since 1996.

I love this album so much! - DynastiNoble

Will always be his best. - marmalade_skies

2 The Blueprint The Blueprint

Classic album. Definitely his best work in my opinion. The Beats are on fleek and his lyrics are worth listening to.

Reasonable Doubt is definitely a contender, but Blueprint marked an era when Jay-Z was THE best rapper. It both demonstrates lyrical skill and great beats that revolutionized hip-hop. It is my favourite Jay-Z album.

Izzo, Renegade, Takeover, The Ruler's Back, Song Cry, just classic.

This is my top 5
1. The blueprint
2. Reasonable doubt
3. The black album
4. Hard knock life
5. American gangster - Totalbeasto001

3 The Black Album The Black Album

This album proved that jay is the best rapper alive I mean:
4th december
99 problems
Dirt off your shoulder
Public service annoucment

Jay Dropped the Black Album and Backed out as The Best Rapper alive! Every single song is brilliant piece of work, Heck Even the PSA(interlude) is! He's truly Modern Day Pablo! Jay-Hova! Roc-nation!

Perfect album. perfect mix of club hits and bars. - marmalade_skies

4 Watch the Throne

No way Magna Carta is better than this. Don't vote unless you know enough about hip hop.

The production is mindblowing on this one

5 Volume 2... Hard Knock Life

This is where jay smashes sales and breaks into the mainstream - marmalade_skies

6 The Blueprint 3

The best one

A perfect album for its time. it's a lighthearted mainstream radio-friendly album that also has songs with bars on it too. empire state of mind is one of his best songs. - marmalade_skies

7 4:44 4:44


It’s not as good as some as his older stuff but, songs like the story of o.j.

Kill jay z and 4:44 are on par with Empire State of mind, 99 problems and in Paris I like 4:44 and think it deserved all the Grammys it got this year

8 American Gangster

Underrated. In my top 3 Jay albums. Jay knows how to make his radio friendly albums and he also knows how to make his deep storytelling albums. - marmalade_skies

Better than magna carta - KylePeake

It's better than BP3 yo

9 The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse

Too many tracks. - marmalade_skies

10 Volume 3... Life and Times of S. Carter

Volume 3 has to make this list... Big pimpin - Originator88

Magna carta and blueprint 3 is better than this?
No way get your facts straight before you vote

The Contenders

11 In My Lifetime, Volume 1

Dope! I like Streets Is Watching & Where I'm From!

12 The Dynasty: Roc La Familia

Easily one of his best albums, real Jay fans know this!

13 Kingdom Come

This was Jay's weakest album - jameshoward

Not as bad as people say. jay's worst is still better than many rappers' best. - marmalade_skies

14 Magna Carta Holy Grail

Love that title track, but the rest of the album, not so much.

It's a pretty good banger album. - marmalade_skies

15 Collision Course

Okay, jay just totally used Linkin Park for their music but it's a dope collab nonetheless - marmalade_skies

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