Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter went from the guy that everyone slept on to the guy that every rap artist wants to be. Jay-Z has been in the rap game since the 80s and after the passing of The Notorious BIG has become the undisputed King of New York.
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He currently has the baddest chick in the game Beyonce wearing his wedding ring. If that is not enough he is one of few rappers to go on the Oprah Winfrey show. Jay-Z has given us several hit albums but if you ask me his best work has come from his earlier projects. However, here is a list of Jay-Z’s top ten songs spanning his career.
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Big Pimpin– was for sure the jam and the video made it even better or did Dame Dash make the video better. UGK Bun B and Pimp C added that dirty south flow, making it a hit on more than just the east coast.
Ain’t No Nigga- How could we forget this hit from the Nutty Professor movie soundtrack. I guess you can say this is what help cross Jay-Z over into the mainstream world of hip hop. We can’t forget Foxy Brown, 16 at the time who had a verse we thought would never end.