Jay-Z’s Top 5 solo albums

The Blueprint – Let’s face it. A rap beef brings out the best in everybody. No matter how bad Eminem outperformed him on “Renegade,” it’s the best.Reasonable Doubt – This could easily replace The Blueprint as No. 1 on this list, but then we could argue about how The Blueprint was better.

In My Lifetime Vol. 1 – Perhaps his most slept-on album to date. “Imaginary Player,” “The City is Mine” and “You Must Love Me”; what’s touching that?

Black Album – “Perfect time to say goodbye … I came, I saw, I conquered!”

Kingdom Come – The return is almost as good as the “I’ll be back in a few years” or the retirement. However you want to state it.