500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Jay-Z, 'The Black Album'

349. Jay-Z, 'The Black Album'

Roc-A-Fella, 2003

Jay-Z's "farewell record" proves once again that he's "pound for pound . . . the best to ever come around." Hova recounts his mythic rise ("From bricks to billboards, from grams to Grammys") and body-slams his enemies in the walloping rap-rock assault "99 Problems." 

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