So close...but no cigar, I love this album to death, but it wasn't a classic, it was very close to bein one though. It's not that Change Clothes was wack or anything (which I disagree, it was song that was DIFFERENT and quite RETRO, if u really listen to it. No, it wasn't one of Jay's best singles, but lord knows one can get their grown man on to it, lol, not to mention, it sounds real classic like an 80's r&b record that u can electric slide to), it's just that that "Change Clothes", and u can argue, "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" weren't his best singles, idk maybe if they had a slightly better beat, it would propel the album to 5-mic status, but this album was sooo close, but no cigar. Other than that, this album is straight fire, definite 4.5 mic status. Obviously and easily his 3rd best album.
1. Reasonable Doubt/The Blueprint (that should be a good debate!)
3. The Black Album
4. In My Lifetime Vol. 1/Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life/
6. Vol. 3 Life and Times of S.Carter/ Dynasty - Roc La Familia