Ranking Jay-Z's Albums From Worst To Best

15. Unfinished Business (2004)

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam,Rockland, Jive
Producers: Alexander "Spanador" Mosley, Poke and Tone, R. Kelly,
Features: Foxy Brown, Twista, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Memphis Bleek
Sales: 1 million copies
Oh what? You thought we forgot about this one? Hey, if Watch The Throne counts as part of Jay’s catalog, so does this. Seemingly more of a contractual obligation than an actual release, the sequel to Best of Both Worlds was the best of neither. The record was essentially b-sides from the first album, which means it was pure filler, repetitive concepts, and mailed-in verses from Jay. (No, literally, according to executive producer Tone of Trackmasters, the album was made without Jay or Kelly ever stepping into the studio together.) Ironically, by the time the album debuted No. 1 on the charts, the dynamic duo was no more. Kelly, reportedly acting erratically backstage at a joint performance at Madison Square was pepper sprayed by a member of Jay’s entourage, Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith. Which raises the question: Would you rather be pepper-sprayed or forced to listen to this album in its entirety? — Insanul Ahmed

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