Right, here's FACT Magazine's Top Ten Jigga tracks.
The Essential.... Jay-Z
For the record, to save you time, they have it as:
01: BIG L feat. JAY-Z, LORD FINESSE, MICROPHONE NUT & Y.U.
'DA GRAVEYARD' (from LIFESTYLEZ OV DA POOR & DANGEROUS, 1994)
REASONABLE DOUBT (ROC-A-FELLA, 1996)
featured track: Dead Presidents II
03: JAY-Z feat. BABYFACE & FOXY BROWN
'SUNSHINE' (ROC-A-FELLA, 1997)
04: JAY-Z feat. AMIL & JA RULE
'CAN I GET A…' (ROC-A-FELLA, 1998)
VOL. 3…LIFE AND TIMES OF S. CARTER (ROC-A-FELLA, 1999)
featured track: Do It Again
06: MYA feat. JAY-Z
'BEST OF ME' REMIX (INTERSCOPE, 2000)
THE BLUEPRINT (ROC-A-FELLA, 2001)
featured track: Song Cry
UNPLUGGED (ROC-A-FELLA, 2001)
featured track: Takeover
'DECEMBER 4TH' (from THE BLACK ALBUM, 2003)
10: JAY-Z feat. LIL WAYNE
'HELLO BROOKLYN 2.0' (from AMERICAN GANGSTER, 2007)
....uhhh, sorry? What the hell? This list is bullshit. Sorry, but it is. How can a list that's apparently the "Essential Jay-Z" leave off 99 Problems, for a start? I mean, REALLY. Bullshit list.
What's my list? Well, I don't think you CAN do a top ten list of Jay-Z's best tracks. The dude's done 11 full studio albums, how can you narrow down his output to ten tracks in the first place? I tell you what though, I'd put 99 Problems, So Ghetto, Feelin It, A Million + One Questions (extended version), Dead Presidents 1, Takeover, This Can't Be Life, Kingdom Come, Dirt Off Your Shoulder, U Don't Know, and some others on there. I might even go as far as putting on DOA and Empire State Of Mind on there. But Hello Brooklyn? or Sunshine?
Ma, are you INSANE?