Note: Songs with additional parts and/or
remix are counted as one work.
The dude made himself one of the best in
today’s rap game, so it’s fitting
that he got his own best of.
He made you dance, was witty with his and
sold lots of (his) records clothes. He is
a hustling businessmen in Hip Hop and oh
yeah his music was tight too! Check out one
man’s top 10 of Jay Z.
Brooklyn’s Finest” featuring
Notorious B.I.G. – Trades bar with
fellow Brooklynite, B.I.G.
Lucky Me” – Gets deep about a
young burgeoning career in rap music and
all the traps.
Where I’m From” – Lets
you know about home. Remember people this
is also the song in which Jay declared himself,
justly or unjustly, as being one of the best.
If I Should Die” featuring Da Ranjahz – Just
a superior track Jay Z and family talk about
Coming of Age” featuring Memphis Bleek – A
series of tales about a street dealer and
his young protégé from humble
beginnings to meaningful middle moments.
Dead Presidents 1&2”– I like
the original even better than the album version.
Not an easy find.
Friend or Foe 1 &2” – Some
guys come on the Jay’s scene and the
rules have to be laid out clearly.
Do It Again” featuring Beanie Sigal
and Amil – Beans killed the beginning
and Jay the end. They can be a deadly pair
cause Beans makes Jay get edgy and hype.
So Ghetto” – This track is pure
DJ Premier and a streetwise Jay. When this
combo is together there are only a few quite
You Must Love Me” – Story where
he describes growing up: his relationship
with mom, hustling and the shooting of a
family member. Intense in lyrics the song
is further enhanced by Kelly Price singing
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