Vol. 1-In My Lifetime (Explicit Version)

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Specifications

Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60115603
UPC 731453639225
UPC 14 00731453639225
Format CD
Release Date 11/4/1997
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Author Jay-Z
Compilation Appearance Life After Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hardcore (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ill Na Na (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance R. (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Streets Is Watching
Compilation Appearance 400 Degreez (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Belly (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Ryde Or Die (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Venni Vetti Vecci (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Truth (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last Of A Dying Breed (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Understanding (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reason (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Come Home With Me (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fix (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Philadelphia Freeway (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance State Property Presents : the Chain Gang Vol II (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Charmbracelet
Compilation Appearance Girl Interrupted (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tough Luv (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance R. In R&b Collection Vol. 1
Compilation Appearance College Dropout (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance College Dropout (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Baptism
Compilation Appearance Trill (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Compilation Appearance Late Registration
Compilation Appearance Late Registration (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Breakthrough
Compilation Appearance Port Of Miami (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Port Of Miami (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Is Dead (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Is Dead (Cln)
Compilation Appearance From Nothin To Somethin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Because Of You
Compilation Appearance Definition Of X:pick Of The Litter(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Definition Of X:the Pick Of The Litte
Compilation Appearance Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Free At Last(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Infinity On High (w/ Bonus CD)(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Trilla(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Solution(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance Solution
Compilation Appearance X2 (music Box/butterfly)
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits
Compilation Appearance Food & Liquor(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Exodus(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Good Girl Gone Bad:Reloaded(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Way I See It
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii
Compilation Appearance Tha Carter Iii
Compilation Appearance Theater Of The Mind(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Road To Revolution:live At Milton Key(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Good Girl Gone Bad:remixes
Compilation Appearance Good Girl Gone Bad:remixes
Compilation Appearance Loso's Way(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy:session
Compilation Appearance Sex Therapy:experience(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Teflon Don
Compilation Appearance Teflon Don(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Raymond Vs Raymond
Compilation Appearance Tm 103(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tm 103
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Compilation Appearance My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version) (Deluxe Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Tm 103 Hustlerz Ambition(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk That Talk [Deluxe] (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk That Talk [edited]
Compilation Appearance Talk That Talk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk That Talk [Deluxe] [edited]
Compilation Appearance Talk That Talk [Deluxe] [edited]
Compilation Appearance Best Of The Roots
Compilation Appearance God Forgives, I Don't [edited]
Compilation Appearance God Forgives, I Don't [Deluxe] [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance God Forgives, I Don't [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance Essential Mariah Carey
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Now 46
Compilation Appearance Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance The 20/20 Experience #2 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance The 20/20 Experience #2 (Edited Version)
Compilation Appearance The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience (2 CD) (Edited Version)
Compilation Appearance 5 Classic Albums:no Limit Records
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance BEYONCE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce 2013 (Clean)
Compilation Appearance MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mastermind
Compilation Appearance MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Essential Sade
Compilation Appearance BEYONCE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hood Billionaire
Compilation Appearance HOOD BILLIONAIRE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Platinum Edition) (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Beyonce (Clean)
Compilation Appearance 2015 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance ICON:FOXY BROWN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dangerously In Love
Compilation Appearance COLE WORLD:SIDELINE STORY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 1 To Infinity
Compilation Appearance Let?s Get It:thug Motivation 101
Associated Artist/Work Bleek, Memphis
Associated Artist/Work Bloodfire
Associated Artist/Work Cent, 50
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Jeezy, Young
Associated Artist/Work Killah, Ghostface
Artist Influence 2Pac
Artist Influence Doug E. Fresh
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Influence Gang Starr
Artist Influence Kool G Rap
Artist Influence Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Artist Influence LL Cool J
Artist Influence Main Source
Artist Influence Marley Marl
Artist Influence Rakim
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Influence Slick Rick
Artist Contemporary 50 Cent
Artist Contemporary AZ
Artist Contemporary Beanie Sigel
Artist Contemporary Big L
Artist Contemporary Big Punisher
Artist Contemporary Clipse
Artist Contemporary DMX
Artist Contemporary Eminem
Artist Contemporary Fabolous
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Artist Contemporary Fatal
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Artist Contemporary Ja Rule
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Artist Contemporary Missy Elliott
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Artist Contemporary Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
Artist Contemporary Raekwon
Artist Contemporary Redman
Artist Contemporary Ski Beatz
Artist Contemporary T.I.
Artist Contemporary The Diplomats
Artist Contemporary The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Follower Aesop Rock
Artist Follower Bas
Artist Follower Devin
Artist Follower DMX
Artist Follower Drag-On
Artist Follower Earl Sweatshirt
Artist Follower Fabolous
Artist Follower Far East Movement
Artist Follower Freeway
Artist Follower Guilty Simpson
Artist Follower J. Cole (Rap)
Artist Follower Ja Rule
Artist Follower Jean Grae
Artist Follower Joe Budden
Artist Follower Kanye West
Artist Follower Lil' Cease
Artist Follower Meek Mill
Artist Follower Memphis Bleek
Artist Follower Ms. Jade
Artist Follower Sauce Money
Artist Follower T.I.
Artist Follower The Murderers
Artist Follower The Neptunes
Artist Follower Trip Lee (rap)
Artist Follower Young Jeezy
Technical Info
CatalogID 536392
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 11/04/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731453639225
Musical Guests
Foxy Brown
Blackstreet
Babyface
Lil' Kim
Sauce Money
Too $hort
Puff Daddy
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Too Short (rap vocals); Babyface, Karen Anderson, Kelly Price (vocals); Teddy Riley, Stevie J (various instruments); Chad Hugo (saxophone); George Fontenette (keyboards); DJ Premiere (scratches); Earth (background vocals); BlackStreet, Sauce Money.
Producers include: Premiere, Teddy Riley, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool.
Engineers include: Eddie Sancho, Teddy Riley, S. Ghenea.
Principally recorded in New York, New York.
Personnel: Karen Anderson, Kelly Price (vocals); Chad Hugo (saxophone); George Fontenette (keyboards); DJ Premier (scratches); Earth (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Commissioner Gordon; Doug Wilson; Eddie Sancho ; George Meyers; Joe Quinde; Lane Craven; Michael Patterson ; Richard Travali; Serban Ghenea; Teddy Riley; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: D & D Studio, New York, NY; Daddy's House, New York, NY; Future Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; Soundtrack Studio, New York, NY.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Jay-Z's critically acclaimed debut album REASONABLE DOUBT earned him much respect as an MC. At the time, it was one of the few albums to contain not only true displays of lyrical skills but slammin' beats all the way through. After experiencing blow-up success with his first release, Jay-Z follows with IN MY LIFETIME, VOL. 1, the first in what would be a three volume set.
IN MY LIFETIME, VOL. 1 introduces the hip-hop audience to a more diverse Jay-Z. Still lyrically gifted, Jay-Z has experimented more this time, sampling popular records such as "You Belong To The City" on "The City Is Mine," and collaborating with superstars such as Babyface on "(Always Be My) Sunshine." In addition, there is still a dose of that hard-core underground Jay-Z music on tracks like "Streets Is Watching" and "Friend Or Foe '98."
Artist Overview
Considered one of the best lyricists to emerge in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac's deaths, Jay-Z has since carried the flag of hip-hop narrative skill. His Roc-A-Fella family had already created a solid reputation based on Jay-Z's 1997 debut. As his fame has grown, so has his tendency to bring more R&B production elements into his work, creating a club-friendly, danceable version of east coast gangsta hip-hop that hasn't diminished his reputation as a preeminent force in rap. Perhaps even more importantly, Jay-Z has become a powerful musica impresario. In his role as president/CEO of Def Jam in the early 2000s, he fostered the careers of popular R&B singers Rihanna and Ne-Yo, and enjoyed a high profile as a co-owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team. His long relationship and eventual marriage to superstar Beyonce has further endeared him to fans.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/28/97, p.85) - "...His phrasing shifts often, and he mixes jokes with visceral descriptions, stealing the spotlight from guests like BLACKstreet, Puff Daddy, Babyface, and Foxy Brown. We've heard these gangster tales before, but Jay-Z shows you don't need to do anything new, as long as you do it better." - Rating: B
Q (12/00, p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Calls on Blackstreet and Puff Daddy....It couldn't fail: the epitome of mainstream hip hop, and intentionally so."
The Source (12/97, p.180) - 4 Mics (out of 5) - "...Jay-Z emerges victorious....IN MY LIFETIME VOL. 1 just might be a new beginning for one of rap's most promising careers."
Disc 1
1 Intro / A Million And One Questions / Rhyme No More
2 City Is Mine, The - (featuring Blackstreet)
3 I Know What Girls Like - (featuring Puff Daddy/Lil' Kim)
4 Imaginary Player
5 Streets Is Watching
6 Friend Or Foe '98
7 Lucky Me
8 Sunshine, (Always Be My) - (featuring Babyface/Foxy Brown)
9 Who U Wit II
10 Face Off - (featuring Sauce Money)
11 Real Niggaz - (featuring Too Short)
12 Rap Game/Crack Game
13 Where I'm From
14 You Must Love Me

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