Jay-Z, The Blueprint (2001)

Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Pusha T:The Blueprint birthed everybody. It birthed Just, it birthed Ye, you beat up Nas and Prodigy. He was the aggressor in those fights. He made one of the best diss records ever with ‘Takeover.’ I still argue that ‘Takeover’ is better than ‘Ether.’ He had the best rhyme alongside Eminem. ‘Song Cry’ is one of the most poignant hip-hop records ever. The Blueprint gave you any and everything you wanted.”