Producer: Kanye West, No I.D.
Album: The Blueprint 3
Label: Roc Nation/Atlantic

The Blueprint 3 was Jay's first album after his departure from Def Jam and on “Run This Town” he was was proudly waving the flag for his new venture, Roc Nation (despite the fact the track featured two Def Jam artists). Jay let us know ain't a damn thang changed and he was still running this town as well as the rap game.

He called in Little Brother and Ri Ri for assistance on this certified hit. The song would hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and win the trio two Grammy's. Jay and Ye also set a new trend for “all back everything,” and the lyrics and symbolism fueled the fire that they were card carrying members of the Illuminati. Can't a brother just wear a pentagram in peace? “Run This Town” also made it hard out here for a Rav-4 driver.