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With it being Jay Z’s birthday, #BoomPhilly took a survey among our staff to find out the top 10 Jay Z albums of all time. Everyone couldn’t deny the fact that Reasonable Doubt was Jay Z’s classic baby. The rest were defiantly hard to rank. Vol.2 Hard Knock Life made it to the top 5 of the list because we agreed, that the album’s leading single Hard Knock Life. Helped Jay Z crossover and still find a way to connect to his core audience. Some may argue that Kingdom Come shouldn’t have made it in the top 10 list but for Jay Z to come out of retirement and still put out classic records and not to forget the trendy song 30s the new 20, which had every person over 30 feel like they were 10 years younger. This is our list but take the poll and tell us what do you think Jay Z top 10 albums are.

1. Reasonable Doubt

2. Vol. 2. Hard Knock Life

3. The Blue Print

4. The Dynasty: Roc La Familia

5. Streets is Watching (soundtrack)

6. American Gangster

7. Watch the Throne

8. Magna Carta Holy Grail

9. The Blueprint 3

10 Kingdom Come

Honorable Mention

The Best of Both Worlds

The Black Album

In My Lifetime Vol 1.

The Blueprint 2 (Gift and the Curse)

Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter

MTV Unplugged

Unfinished Business (jay-z and r Kelly

What’s your favorite Jay Z Album? Take Our Poll Below…

words by: Poe Ellis

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