Jay released yet another No. 1 album, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, in 2000. But it was the next year that he truly confirmed his status as one of the best to ever do it, by releasing The Blueprint. Packed with introspective verses and soulful production from then newcomers Just Blaze and Kanye West, the album, arguably Jay's best, hit No. 1 despite dropping on Sept. 11, 2011.