Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

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Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:18 am

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... gs-w510043
Saints be praised! A Rolling Stones artist list about a rapper!

50. "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)" (2007)
49. Jay-Z and Linkin Park, "Numb/Encore" (2004)
48. Jay-Z and T.I. feat. Lil Wayne, Kanye West, "Swagga Like Us"
47. "Ain't No Nigga" feat. Foxy Brown (1996)
46. "Empire State of Mind" feat. Alicia Keys (2009)
45. "Snoopy Track" feat. Juvenile (1999)
44. "Politics As Usual" (1996)
43. "Song Cry" (2002)
42. Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)" (2005)
41. Scarface feat. Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, "Guess Who's Back" (2002)
40. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" (2001)
39. "Come and Get Me" (1999)
38. Jay-Z and Kanye West, "Gotta Have It" (2011)
37. "Who You Wit II" (1997)
36. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigal feat. Scarface, "This Can't Be Life" (2000)
35. Beyoncé feat Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love" (2003)
34. Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek feat. Freeway, "1-900-Hustler" (1999)
33. "Threat" (2003)
32. "A Week Ago" feat. Too $hort (1998)
31. "Dear Summer" (2005)
30. The Jaz feat. Jay-Z, "The Originators" (1990)
29. Jay-Z and Kanye West, "New Day" (2011)
28. "So Ghetto" (1999)
27. Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z, Twista, Missy Elliott, "Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)" (1999)
26. "Can't Knock the Hustle" feat. Mary J. Blige (1996)
25. Jermaine Dupri feat. Jay-Z, "Money Ain't a Thang" (1998)
24. "Imaginary Player" (1997)
23. "Can I Get A..." feat. Amil, Ja Rule (1998)
22. "Friend or Foe" (1996)
21. "D'Evils" (1996)
20. "Money, Cash, Hoes" feat. DMX (1999)
19. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" (2004)
18. "Can I Live" (1996)
17. Jay-Z and Kanye West, "Otis" (2011)
16. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (2000)
15. "4:44" (2017)
14. "Intro/A Million and One Questions/Rhyme No More" (1997)
13. "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" (2001)
12. "Takeover" (2001)
11. Freeway feat. Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, "What We Do" (2003)
10. Jay-Z and Kanye West, "Niggas in Paris" (2011)
9. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" (1998)
8. "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator '99)" feat. Big Jaz (1999)
7. "Public Service Announcement" (2003)
6. "Brooklyn's Finest" feat. The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)
5. "U Don't Know" (2001)
4. "99 Problems" (2004)
3. "Big Pimpin'" feat. UGK (2000)
2. "Dead Presidents II" (1996)
1. "Where I'm From" (1997)

A little odd that 99 Problems isn't #1 (second place on their 2000s list, one of the highest-ranking '00s tracks on the 500 Songs list) and that Empire State of Mind is so low, but overall pretty solid.
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

Postby Bruno » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:38 am

StevieFan13 wrote:46. "Empire State of Mind" feat. Alicia Keys (2009)
35. Beyoncé feat Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love" (2003)

Too low.

Also, where's Umbrella?

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:05 pm

Bruno wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:46. "Empire State of Mind" feat. Alicia Keys (2009)
35. Beyoncé feat Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love" (2003)

Too low.

Also, where's Umbrella?

I’d argue Jay-Z isn’t as prominent on Umbrella as he is in the other two. Plus Crazy in Love plays an important early role in the Jay/Beyoncé story.
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Re: Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

Postby Pauler » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:09 am

I was listening to "Big Pimpin" and "I I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and I totally forgot what a bunch of monsters those tracks were. Those productions were ridiculous.

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Re: Rolling Stone (USA) - Jay-Z: 50 Greatest Songs (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:10 pm

Pauler wrote:I was listening to "Big Pimpin" and "I I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and I totally forgot what a bunch of monsters those tracks were. Those productions were ridiculous.

Jay has just always had great taste in producers. A guy who can claim he’s been produced by The Neptunes, Kanye West, Timbaland, AND Rick Rubin at different points is a legend, and it helps his back catalogue really hold up all these years later.
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