Album: Vol. 3...The Life & Times of S. Carter
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
While Timbaland and Jay worked together on Jay's Vol. 2 album, it wasn't until Vol. 3 when their chemistry was fully realized. Over rhythmic hand claps, Jay displayed his effortless cool and confident swagger without even breaking a sweat. He made this rap shit look easy.
He even found time to a jab at a then-unknown Curtis Jackson after 50 stuck him up on “How To Rob” with the line: “I”m about a dollar/What the fuck is 50 Cents?” Didn't Fif know Jay kept two in the truck like Noah? After that line, who would've thought these two would be shelling Reebok's together just four years later?
82. Jay-Z "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)" (1999)