Well it's been talked about a lot lately, especially with the MTV Hottest MCs list and even Lil Wayne stating he's the "Best Rapper Alive," but Jay-Z is making no bones about it, he says he is, period. The New York rapper says without question, based on his set of accomplishments, he holds rap's supremacy.
"But when I say I'm the best, I don't say that outta my a**," Jay says in the new issue of XXL magazine. "I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that…I believe in a lot of things. I believe that "SportsCenter" is the best thing on TV. I shouldn't have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I'm talking about real run. I'm not talking about years off. I'm talking about straight–boom, boom, boom–back to back. We're not talking about heritage acts either. We're not talking about respect what I've done. I'm talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year."