Welcome to Brooklyn, Barclays: Jay-Z's top 20 greatest jams

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The staff at theGrio endeavored to put together a list of the top 10 Jay-Z songs to coincide with historic opening of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend, but we quickly realized that minimizing this rap icon’s output is impossible. So we bumped it up to 20, and still it’s arguably not comprehensive enough. Still, like most hip-hop heads, we enjoy a spirited debate. So check out our list (in no particular order) of the 20 greatest Jay-Z jams of all time and let us know — did we pick the best of the best?