#Repost@theericbrownventure: I’ve been a Jay Z (@aintnojigga) fan for a very long time. One of the few artist where I probably know every song he performs. Reasonable Doubt is probably why I’m so introspective. Vol 2 is the one where we were like, this dude is not going away. Vol 3 made me a disciple and a student of lyrics. Bluprint made me grow up. Especially because I bought the album a few days before the towers fell (the mom and pops sold it before the album came out). Bluprint 2 helped me make it through a cult college. Black Album had me feeling like when Jordan retired from the NBA. I wasn’t sure I would look at Hip Hop the same. American Gangster made me focus on how to be intentional in making moves. 4:44 certified that we can still grow old with Hip Hop, show our vulnerabilities, and change for the better. I left off a few albums because these are the ones that are connected to the memories of my life. Kingdom Come and Watch the Throne are honorable mentions, but Jay Z is definitely apart of the soundtrack of my life. Glad to witness seeing him live again.