Jay-Z Now More Successful Than Elvis

09/16/2009 12:27 PM |


Our own Ben Sutton wondered, in his review of The Blueprint 3, just what the hell will be left for Jay-Z to rap about when it comes time to release The Blueprint 4 or I Get To Have Sex With Beyonce and You Don’t or whatever his next album will be called. But now that The Blueprint 3 moved 476,000 copies in its first week, debuting at the top of the Billboard Albums chart, Jay has officially passed Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most Number One albums ever. I think it’s safe to assume we can count on at least a dozen lines about this. Most of them will be awesome and racially driven, some will definitely rhyme “Elvis” with “pelvis,” and at least one will refer to the Marcy Projects as a Heartbreak Hotel.

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  • I hope he reprises Chuck D’s line about Elvis from “Fight the Power,” something like: “Elvis was a hero to most/but even the King couldn’t out-sell me.”

  • When has Jay-Z ever had anything to rap about?

  • Yeah, but then he calls him a racist and says “motherfuck him and john wayne” — a little aggro for Jay, i think, especially at 59 years old.

  • (Isn’t it Flava Flav who yells “motherfuck him and John Wayne”?) Also, there’s that part in “On To The Next One” when Jay says “I used to drink Crystal/them fuckers racist,” which is pretty aggro and awesome. As long as he doesn’t do like Eminem and dress up like Elvis in a music video. Unless, wait… Jay-Z dressed as Elvis might be awesome.