son, you've missed the point.Jay-Z has scored his tenth number one album on the US pop charts, tying him with Elvis Presley for the solo artist with the most trips to the top.
Only the Beatles are ahead of Jay-Z and Presley with 19 number ones, according to Billboard magazine.
American Gangster sold 425,000 copies last week, according to chart compilers Nielsen SoundScan.
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, first topped the charts in 1998 with Vol 2... Hard Knock Life.
His previous release, Kingdom Come, sold 680,000 copies in its opening week in November 2006.
Since 1998, all eight of Jay-Z's solo studio albums have hit number one, in addition to his collaborations with Linkin Park (Collision Course) and R Kelly (Unfinished Business).
Sales have nothing to do with a rappers ability.
Sales has to do with popular music, and popular music isin't raw lyrics.
there are a good few rappers ahead of Jay Z
Big L, Nas, Rakim, Ice Cube... thats only mentioing the top 4, dont even get me staretd on pac, big, pun, g rap, common.. son they are aboyt 20 to mention