4. Jay-Z, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records
Best Song: "1-900-HUSTLER"
Ostensibly another Jay-Z album—strictly for marketing purposes—this compilation is the perfect example of how to introduce your team. For many consumers, the first time they met Pharrell and "that Neptune sound" was on "I Just Wanna Luv U (Give It 2 Me)."
The first time they met Freeway was on "1-900-Hustler." The first time they met Just Blaze and Kanye West was on "The R.O.C." and "This Can't Be Life," respectively. The first time they met Beanie Sigel and Amil was on "You, Me, Him and Her." (Interestingly enough, that may also have been the last time people heard Amil.) And for all that, The Dynasty lives on.