The Facts: Debuted at No. 1. Sold 557,000 in its first week.
Haters Say: "This is more a crew album than a solo album."
"The intro alone..." Jay wrote about this ninth pick, released Oct. 31, 2000. On it, he gave shine to the entire Roc-a-Fella family (with Memphis Bleek, and Beanie Sigel assisting on most of the songs), as well as some newcomer producers you may have heard of, The Neptunes and Kanye West.