Jay-Z's best album: 'The Blueprint' or 'Reasonable Doubt'?
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Jay-Z's best album: 'The Blueprint' or 'Reasonable Doubt'?

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Jay-Z is now 48 years old and at his musical peak, and he's one of the few rap legends to rise to such heights. "The Blueprint" just celebrated its 16th anniversary on 9/11, considered by many to be Jay-Z's magnum opus. It was an album that reshaped the music landscape. But other fans argue Jay's debut album, "Reasonable Doubt," will always be his absolute best piece of work. You can top a breakthrough album. What do you think? 🎤

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#TeamBlueprint
70.4%
#TeamReasonableDoubt
29.6%

"The Blueprint" topped the Billboard 200, receiving both universal acclaim and commercial success. Jay-Z was also facing criminal charges and involved in several rap feuds at the time. Yet, the rapper persevered, and many music critics and fans praise this album for its lyrics and production values. 

Listen to "The Blueprint" via Tidal. 

While "Reasonable Doubt" isn't Jay's most commercially-successful album, it's his breakthrough LP... and many hip-hop heads revere the classic as the rap icon's best work. Sometimes, the original can't be topped, even with many more great works to come—and that's saying a lot. Many music critics praise the album for detailing Jay's life as a hustler, and his ascent as a notable lyricist. 

Listen to "Reasonable Doubt" via Tidal.

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