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Here’s a trailer for a new “unauthorized” documentary on Shawn Corey Carter from Moguldum Films. It will feature commentary from a wide range of industry players and friends of Jay including Mister Cee, Jaz-O, Bobbito Garcia and Kim Osorio. A Genius Leaves The Hood is slated to drop before the end of the year.
I’ve done this a million times in my head and during arguments with other people, but I’ve never attempted to write it down and get definitive with it. But Jay went in so to hell with it, here goes.
1. Reasonable Doubt
2. The Blueprint
3. The Black Album
4. Vol. 1
5. American Gangster
6. Vol. 3
7. The Dynasty
8. Blueprint 2
9. Magna Carta Holy Grail
10. Vol. 2
11. Blueprint 3
12. Kingdom Come
Now, look at that list and tell me it’s not perfect. I originally said I’d only rearrange a couple of Jay’s rankings, but moving one makes you think, then you end up moving another and so here we are. As you can see, my top 3 mirrors Jay’s but we diverge at #4. I no longer care for Vol. 2 although I loved it at the time. I was one of the few people that didn’t hate Kingdom Come when it came out, but it has not held up well at all (or maybe it was never good). Blueprint 2 definitely had too many songs and I’m not counting 2.1. Had he dropped that from jump, it might have ultimately ranked higher. I also ignored both of the Best of Both Worlds LPs, as I did when they originally dropped.
Image by Jonathan Mannion
Previously: Jay-Z Ranks His Albums
Jay turns 44 today, so Cee paid homage during his noon throwback mix.
Previously: More Items From the Jay-Z x Barneys Collection
Today is Jay Z’s 44th birthday, and last night, he posted a note on his Life + Times website claiming that he and his wife Beyoncé are making a life change, at least temporarily: They’re going fully vegan for 22 days. It would be pretty amazing if they’d come to this change of heart because they’d been reading all the stuff Morrissey’s been writing lately, but no: the physiologist and Jay buddy Marco Borges has an initiative called the 22Days Project, based around the idea that 22 days are all you need to break a particular habit. Below, read Jay’s note and watch Jay rapping about what he’ll be missing.