The Black Album

The Black Album – Jay Z – 9.3


1. Interlude – N/A
2. December 4th – 9.2
3. What more can I say – 8.7
4. Encore – 9.3
5. Change clothes – 8.6
6. Dirt off your shoulder – 9.1
7. Threat – 9.1
8. Moment of clarity – 9.4
9. 99 problems – 10
10. Public service announcement – 9.6
11. Justify my thug – 9.5
12. Lucifer – 9.3
13. Allure – 8.8
14. My first song – 8.9


This is a really excellent album. One my favourite classic rap albums. Each song is of high quality with some really cool beats and effortless rhymes from Jay Z. It’s difficult to pick out 1 stand out highlight in an album this good but 99 Problems is one of my favourite rap songs ever and my favourite Jay Z song. Another shoutout is needed for one of the most recognisable Hov songs Public Service Announcement. The rest of The Black Album does not dip below the high level of quality as expected from a Jay Z album. Overall, this is a truly amazing album that is consistent and enjoyable throughout, with Jay Z making it all look easy. And this has one of my favourite album covers as well.