Jay-Z went for more soulful productions en route to this album with songs from Kanye West, the Neptunes and Just Blaze, serving as a bit of a blueprint for his next and greatest album, “The Blueprint.” "The Dynasty" includes one of his more ill-fated collaborations with R. Kelly.
Release: Oct. 31, 2000
Singles: “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” “Change the Game,” “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”
The Billboard 200: No. 1
Sales: Over 2 million copies sold
Grammy recognition: Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group for “Change the Game” (nomination)