18 Years Later: Why Jay-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ Is Still Relevant

November 16, 2021

November 14th, 2003, Jay-Z dropped what was supposed to be his final album, The Black Album. 

This was Hov’s eighth studio album and it gave the fans hits such as “99 Problems”, “Encore”, “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”, and more. Throughout the album, Jay teased his retirement from the music industry, although he would resurface in 2006. 

There is no doubt that The Black Album is one of Jay’s best bodies of work. The album debuted at number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts and is certified 3x platinum. 

Would you consider The Black Album one of Jay-Z’s albums? 

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