Today (November 14) marks the 10th anniversary of what was thought to be Jay Z‘s final LP, The Black Album. Years following, the project’s influence on the culture was apparent and the Brooklyn MC’s rhymes remained highly quoted to boot.
Lines like “If skill told truth me told, I’d probably be lyrically Talib Kweli,” have been risen to legendary status for obvious reasons. But there’s a lot more thoughtful lyrics to be heard on Jay Z’s last true magnum opus. That said, Hip-Hop Wired went through The Black Album to find 10 slept on lyrical gems that fans may have missed.
After the jump, you’ll find a gallery of moments that double as reasons why many call Jigga Man the GOAT of Hip-Hop. Check it out and give us your thoughts in the comments.
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