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On his 44th birthday, JAY Z has decided to put an end to any discussion of how to rank the albums in his discography. He took to his Life + Times website to offer up his personal scoreboard for his 12 solo records with short descriptions of why they are in each spot.

Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
The Blueprint (Classic)
The Black Album (Classic)
Vol. 2 (Classic)
American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
Dynasty (Intro alone…)
Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)

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