I've been seeing all this talk around the internet about ranking the albums of a certain jayz. This I imagine will go down as the definitive list. I'm not going to talk about any of them because I've given this sh*t enough thought for a lifetime.

  1. Reasonable Doubt
  2. The Black Album
  3. The Blueprint 2: The Gift and The Curse
  4. The Blueprint
  5. In My Lifetime Vol 1.
  6. Vol 3: The Life and Times of S. Carter
  7. Vol 2: Hard Knock Life
  8. Kingdom Come
  9. American Gangster
  10. Blueprint 3
  11. Magna Carta Holy Grail

There's definitely a trend post kingdom come. If you're wondering, I didn't include the dynasty album because we're talking solo over here. Now I'm going to tell you how to establish what type of person someone is based on which album in jayz's ouevre they think is the best.

  1. Reasonable Doubt: this person is intelligent, really see's things for what they are. Has a slight tendency towards veering into self-absorption.
  2. Vol 1: this person has a vivid recollection of at least one "important" bottle popping experience. Does a lot of talking. Might still rock a platinum chain.
  3. Vol 2: this person has a hot97 tattoo. Would probably f**k dmx. Is definitely a good time.
  4. Vol 3: this person claims to have always been a fan of ugk. Has their life together. Other than the ugk lie.
  5. The Blueprint: this person also thinks college dropout is the best kanye album. Claims eminem shined more on renegades. Really disappointed in how the whole obama thing turned out.
  6. Blueprint 2: this person knows whats up, there's some jams on that motherf**ker, jays rapping harder than ever.
  7. Kingdom Come: this person actually read superman comics. Says they're "not a huge fan of music, really".
  8. American Gangster: this person is tripping. All the time. Not the fun kind of tripping either. Probably spent their fair share of time lining the walls at the club.
  9. Blueprint 3: this person never has and never will exist.
  10. Magna Carta: this person is hella old and yet, had never owned a rap album before.