Released: 10th May 2004.
This is apparently the last ever single from Roc-A-Fella's Jay 'Jigga' 'Sean Carter' -Z, and with a career stretching a decade, few could blame him for wanting to pack it all in and live off his earnings for the rest of his life. It's also definitely a case of quitting while he's ahead, as "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" is nowhere near his best work. With production we've all heard time and time again, this is unlikely to send Jay-Z out with a bang - more like a weak splash. Backed with "99 Problems", neither are going to set the world alight. Thankfully, his career has just been overlapped by Kanye West, who looks to be the new collaborating king of laid-back rap.