Picking a favorite Jay-Z guest appearance is almost as hard as picking a favorite Jay solo track, mostly because there are so many d*mn choices. But we here at The Smoking Section have what we feel to be the ten best Jigga-man assists, which stretch all the way from his Reasonable Doubt days to now. Some of these might not be a part of his all-time best verses, but they’re sure as Hell better than these 20.
As always, these are in no ranking order and you’re welcome to add your two cents in the comments.
1. Mya’s “Best Of Me”
When you think “Jay-Z feature,” “Best Of Me” should absolutely be one of the first songs that comes to mind, due in large part to the video. Who can ever forget Shawn and Mya wearing matching Tarheel jerseys? The lyrics were learned by repeat viewings of the video. I’d watch and every time Jay said “Plus my hand is up your skirt, goddamn you flirt” I wish it was me palmin’ a handful of Carolina blue. Live vicariously through young Hova.