44 Songs For Jay Z’s 44th

 |  December 4, 2013
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As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward. From Reasonable Doubt to Magna Carta (well scratch that--maybe Watch The Throne), King Hov has guided us with nearly two decades of timeless music. Even though, he's kind of a corny, money-grubbing hipster, whose rapping is on its last legs nowadays, we still got love for the big man and decided to honor his 44th birthday by compiling 44 of his greatest hits. Here are Jay Z's 44 best tracks.
"Lucifer"
"Stick 2 The Script" (feat. Beanie Sigel & DJ Clue)
"Dead Presidents II"
"Ignorant Sh*t" (feat. Beanie Sigel)
"Regrets"
"Why I Love You" (feat. Kanye West & Mr. Hudson)
"Where I'm From"
"In My Lifetime (Remix)"
"Can I Get A..." (feat. Amil & Ja Rule)
"Brooklyn's Finest" (feat. Notorious B.I.G.)
"Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love)"
"Reservoir Dogs" (feat. The LOX, Beanie Sigel & Sauce Money)
"Money, Cash, Hoes" (feat. DMX)
"Hard Knock Life"
"Hova Song" (Intro)
"So Ghetto"
"F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit" (feat. Rick Ross)
"Snoopy Track" (feat. Juvenile)
"Big Pimpin" (feat. UGK)
"Welcome To The Jungle" (feat. Kanye West)
"Can't Knock The Hustle" (feat. Mary J. Blige)
"It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)"
"Intro" (Dynasty)
"This Can't Be Life" (feat. Beanie Sigel & Scarface)
"Public Service Announcement" (Interlude)
"Girls, Girls, Girls"
"Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
"Hovi Baby"
"Lost One" (feat. Chrisette Michele)
"D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune)"
"Excuse Me Miss" (feat. Pharrell)
"La-La-La"
"Can I Live"
"Diamond Is Forever"
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (feat. Juice & Pharrell)
"Takeover"
"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
"U Don't Know"
"A Week Ago" (feat. Too $hort)
"Song Cry"
"03 Bonnie & Clyde" (feat. Beyonce)
"Never Change"
"Feelin' It"

As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward.

From Reasonable Doubt to Magna Carta (well scratch that–maybe Watch The Throne), King Hov has guided us with nearly two decades of timeless music.

Even though, he’s kind of a corny, money-grubbing hipster, whose rapping is on its last legs nowadays, we still got love for the big man and decided to honor his 44th birthday by compiling 44 of his greatest hits.

Here are Jay Z’s 44 best tracks.

  • limber

    Hard to believe he’s already 44!

  • alone

    Man, some of these tracks suck!

  • lewis

    I hate this man. Happy birthday though!