Jay-Z claims to be the best rapper alive. Honestly, I don’t see anyone contending. If you haven’t experienced the proof, you must be sleeping. This dude is it, the upper echelon, the Frank Sinatra of rap. Surpassing stereotypes and giving more than just gangster nonsense, he truly does lay out the blueprint. Teaching wack rappers and thugs about class and style, he portrays an entrepreneur and a gentleman, and juggles subject matter of all kinds. With 14 solo albums that showcase his talent, it was tough, but I’ve narrowed it down for you. These 5 albums best display what Jay-Z really is, with his flow, his personality, and his persistence.