Jay Z Ranks his Solo Albums for his Birthday

For his 44th birthday, Jay Z decided to rank his albums in order of best to worst yesterday. At the top of the list, he chose 1996 album Reasonable Doubt for the number one spot. At the bottom of the list sat Kingdom Come, his 2006 album because it was his first album after his short “retirement” following The Black Album. We appreciate HOV’s reflection and honesty, and hope he tries to make his next album, whenever that may happen, come in at number one. Check out his complete list below:

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 (Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album… 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. Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)