Ranking Nav’s Albums
Despite all the hate, criticism, and internet trolling Nav receives, he has produced seven solid albums to date. Let’s go through and rank all of them.
Best Songs: Myself, Mariah, Some Way
Before this album, Nav was the king of SoundCloud.
Nav’s self-titled project helped him go from SoundCloud star to a large figure in the rap game. The Canadian rapper and producer first became popular when Kylie Jenner posted a video to her Snapchat story playing Nav’s “Myself” in the background.
Best Songs: Champion, Eat, Freshman List
Dropping in 2018, one year after Nav and Metro Boomin’s hit album “Perfect Timing,” “Reckless” was a bit of a disappointment – even NAV knows it; “I handed in the album like an assignment... I cared about money, I cared about girls, I cared about the wrong things – not the music,” he said about the album.
At the time, Nav was one of the top rappers in the industry, and that seems to have played a role in the disappointment of the album. “When I came in the game I was blazing hot, in my opinion … That kind of got to my head. You start feeling like they gon’ listen to whatever you give ‘em.” The album also featured one of the Top 100 songs of the year in “Champion” featuring Travis Scott.
5. Bad Habits
Best Songs: Tap, Price On My Head, Dior Runners
After announcing on Instagram that he was quitting music in solidarity with his close friend Lil Uzi Vert, fans didn’t have to wait long for Nav’s return. Announcing he was leaving music late January of 2019, the Toronto native dropped “Bad Habits” March 22nd of the same year. Bad Habits has since earned Certified Gold and is one of his top albums.
4. Bad Habits (Deluxe Version)
Best Songs: Amazing, 8 to a 4, OK
Four days after releasing “Bad Habits,” Nav dropped the deluxe version of the album featuring eight new tracks. Overall, it’s a very solid project. If it weren’t for the minimality of the album, it would be higher on this list.
3. Brown Boy 2 (Good Intentions Deluxe)
Best Songs: I’m Up, Sprite Clean, Extra
For the second consecutive year, Nav dropped a deluxe version to his album. Three days after dropping his much anticipated “Good Intentions,” Nav followed it up with a deluxe version, which was oh-so-close to topping the original album. This deluxe version only has two features; Quavo and Lil Duke.
2. Good Intentions
Best Songs: No Debate, Status, Recap
Many people thought that Good Intentions was a make or break album for Nav. In my opinion, it was a big make. Good Intentions has big-name features including Future, Travis Scott, Gunna, and the late Pop Smoke. This album has a little bit of everything; fast and upbeat tracks, slow and melodic songs, and songs in between.
1. Perfect Timing
Best Songs: Hit, Minute, Call me
Nav and Metro Boomin’s “Perfect Timing” is a masterpiece. Dropping just five months after his self-titled project, Perfect Timing turned Nav into a legitimate superstar in the rap game. The album has features from Lil Uzi Vert, Offset, Playboi Carti, Belly, 21 Savage, and features the hit tracks “Call Me” and “Minute.” A few months after the release of this project, Nav told fans that there would be a “Perfect Timing 2”. Many fans are still waiting for it.