Jay-Z Ranked
2013-12-06 by John Lennon beat his wife. STAFF | 59 Comments

Billionaire socialite Jay-Z recently took a break from trying to talk Robinson Cano into
playing for the Mariners and posted on his tumblr a ranking of the discography of rapper-
salesperson Jay-Z. The list (and his own commentary) has been reproduced below.


Quote:
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)

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808muzik
December 6th 2013

938 Comments


top 3 the rest is shit

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Gwyn.
December 6th 2013

14988 Comments


vol 2 a classic lol

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Scoot
December 6th 2013

17709 Comments


5% objectivity score

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 6th 2013

7163 Comments


Hahahahhaha @ Scoot

FearThyEvil
December 6th 2013

12467 Comments


So fucking in-love with himself.

Calc
December 6th 2013

12112 Comments


absolutely awesome, I hope robinson cano comes up here too.

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Gwyn.
December 6th 2013

14988 Comments


fucking 4 classes give me a break jigga

LambsBread
December 6th 2013

3325 Comments


Lyrically it all sucks except Reasonable Doubt. He shoulda retired after his first album and just done promos for Camel

Uranium
December 6th 2013

7074 Comments


jay-z just raps about the same shit 7 albums straight now holy hell i hate mainstream

XingKing
December 6th 2013

10316 Comments


Who gives a shit

MrMackey
December 6th 2013

12 Comments


This guy is full of it if he thinks he has 4 classics, M'kay.

Gnominator
December 6th 2013

41 Comments


Jay-Z sucks and has always fucking SUCKED. Listen to the only true hip-hop from the PAST (there's nothing good these days). Company Flow, OLD The Roots, OLD Wu-Tang, DJ Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, KRS-One, Etc.

demigod!
December 6th 2013

44080 Comments


OLD Jay-Z

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Wadlez
December 6th 2013

3866 Comments


Cano might be going to the Mariners, damn.

jmumf
December 6th 2013

56 Comments


So much Jay-Z hate in this thread, he is the most successful rapper of all time, he must be doing something right.

Dolving999
December 6th 2013

1615 Comments


Make a list on sputnik or gtfo

SlMBOLlC
December 6th 2013

4914 Comments


Gay-Z

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 6th 2013

3408 Comments


fantastic as fuck title

sapient
December 6th 2013

1926 Comments


I'm sorry, but this is so fucking vain for him to think 4 of his albums are classics...

deadinholywood
December 6th 2013

239 Comments


"Listen to the only true hip-hop from the PAST (there's nothing good these days)"

You wutting what?

guitarded_chuck
December 6th 2013

2896 Comments


Billionaire socialite Jay-Z

rapper-salesperson Jay-Z

lolol

Uranium
December 6th 2013

7074 Comments


Jay Z says, "sorry critics, it's good," about own album.




itchybutthole
December 6th 2013

2334 Comments


what a douche.go back to fucking your wifes enourmous booty

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DikkoZinner
December 6th 2013

2930 Comments


"He shoulda retired after his first album and just done promos for Camel"

lmao

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TheGreatQ
December 6th 2013

1323 Comments


"So much Jay-Z hate in this thread, he is the most successful rapper of all time, he must be doing something right."

Hello YouTube logic



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PostMesmeric
December 6th 2013

346 Comments


Ranking your own discography with the top four being classics...

Oh, that's not egotistic at all...

Skoj
December 6th 2013

1104 Comments


Something something make a mariner cap more famous than a mariner can something something

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MikeC26
December 6th 2013

3169 Comments


Cano sucks. No idea why they would pay him so much when he didn't do anything last year.

evilford
December 6th 2013

22003 Comments


jay z more like gay z amirite

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Gwyn.
December 6th 2013

14988 Comments


I'm just going to go listen to Ether now

SnakeDelilah
December 6th 2013

6344 Comments


'jay z more like gay z amirite'

not really

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Tulten
December 6th 2013

10 Comments


If you're taking the word "classic" in the context we use it here on Sputnik he comes off as arrogant but I don't think he really gives the word that much weight. On the contrary, I was really impressed by his humility here. If you compare how he ranks his albums against each other with how they're rated on here he actually sees his albums very similarly to how his fans do. Furthermore, for an artist to admit that their first album was their best work is huge. It's really easy to move past your earlier work and look more favorably at your recent stuff. It would even make promotional sense for him to be like, "Reasonable Doubt? It's got NOTHING on *insert lowest selling album here.* That one's a gem no one's even dug deep enough into yet." Instead, we see him recognizing his own apathy toward his work on most of his albums. I see this as him giving a good insight into him as a business man and sometimes inspired MC. Just my two cents. If you were to look at all of my ratings you'd see that I've only ever rated Reasonable Doubt as it's the only one I've even listened to to completion.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
December 6th 2013

4950 Comments


He easily has 3 "classic" hiphop records (top 3 on his list) for sure. solid list jay-z

evilford
December 6th 2013

22003 Comments


jay z is an overrated egomaniac

FourthReich
December 6th 2013

17296 Comments


stupid list, stupid website, im stupid for having joined. brb gunng hang myself with my 12 in uncircumcised wang, and that's chien ming wang to you

Keyblade
December 6th 2013

14615 Comments


"He shoulda retired after his first album and just done promos for Camel"

Fuckin lmao

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MadMikeLove
December 6th 2013

651 Comments


Genius

Multifarious
December 6th 2013

97 Comments


Not saying that he shouldn't have confidence in his work, but I find it pretty lame when people label their own music as "classic."

Skoj
December 6th 2013

1104 Comments


You already get to bone Beyonce and Cano. Leave the ratings to us, broOoOo

silentstar
December 6th 2013

2242 Comments


Why does he release new albums when he himself knows he's beyond his prime?

RogueNine
December 7th 2013

1211 Comments


Only acad would get away with this.

Gwyn.
December 7th 2013

14988 Comments


"Why does he release new albums when he himself knows he's beyond his prime?"

Cash rules everything around me

oltnabrick
December 7th 2013

30507 Comments


"I'm just going to go listen to Ether now"

such reference.

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SGGreenman
December 7th 2013

830 Comments


Compared to me Jay-Z is Lay-Z

Owantjaaaa
December 7th 2013

3214 Comments


Quality news article!

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hikingmetalpunk
December 7th 2013

1003 Comments


overrated scumbag. couldn't hold biggie smalls jock strap.

hiyabootchie
December 7th 2013

342 Comments


Why is this even news?

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2013

3408 Comments


because acad presented it in a really funny way

Zuver87
December 7th 2013

47 Comments


list seems pretty close to my opinion

Static
December 8th 2013

1722 Comments


"Jay-Z sucks and has always fucking SUCKED. Listen to the only true hip-hop from the PAST (there's nothing good these days). Company Flow, OLD The Roots, OLD Wu-Tang, DJ Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, KRS-One, Etc."

lol

oltnabrick
December 8th 2013

30507 Comments


there's nothing good these days [2]

Gwyn.
December 8th 2013

14988 Comments


rip music

Static
December 8th 2013

1722 Comments


Good day! You look reasonably sane! What are you doing in the Catacombs? Are you a Cleric or something?

Gwyn.
December 8th 2013

14988 Comments


stfu

Green Baron
December 8th 2013

19071 Comments


pretentious list

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someguest
December 8th 2013

20393 Comments


I'm going to rap off beat and have no flow whatsoever. Then I'm going to make a 20 year career out of it.

- Jay-Z

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Static
December 8th 2013

1722 Comments


gwyn im tryna connect with u and u r being a mean p.o.s. smh

Slut
January 1st 2014

2402 Comments


The article title makes me laugh every time lmao

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SharkTooth
January 13th 2014

3895 Comments



"Listen to the only true hip-hop from the PAST (there's nothing good these days)"

Run The Jewels man, Run The Jewels

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