Vol. 3...Life and Times of Shawn Carter

from Jay Z – Ranking His Own Albums on Rap Genius


What Hova says:

Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto

This album was beloved by critics and, amongst all the bragging and big pimping, contained some of his most challenging and socially engaged work, including “NYMP” and “Dope Man.”

And yes, “So Ghetto” was a banger — enough so that Rap Genius EIC SameOldShawn took his name from one of the song’s hot lines

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