December 5, 2013


Jay Z Ranks His Entire Catalog


Since turning vegan for his 44th birthday, Jay Z seems to be doing a bit of self-reflection. He took to his blog Life + Times to rank his entire discography, 1-12.  And his commentary is pretty hilarious.

It's no surprise Hova placed his 1996 album Reasonable Doubt at No. 1—The Village Voice called the album "a seminal work" and it made Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. "Classic," Jay wrote.

He put 2001's The Blueprint at No. 2 ("Izzo," "Girls, Girls, Girls") and 2003's The Black Album at No. 3 ("99 Problems," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"). His most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, came in at No. 6 despite its lackluster critical reception.

Jay put 2002's The Blueprint 2 down at No. 11, saying, "Too many songs. F-cking Guru and Hip Hop, ha." And poor little Kingdom Come came in dead last. "First game back," Jay said about the album, which was considered a comeback after three years off since 2003's much loved The Black Album. "Don't shoot me," he wrote.

Check out the full ranked discography over at Jay's blog Life + Times.