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Learn more about Vol. 1-In My Lifetime (Explicit Version):

Format: CD
Sku: 60115603
UPC: 731453639225
UPC 14: 00731453639225
Release Date: 11/4/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro / A Million And One Questions / Rhyme No More ~ Jay-Z
2. City Is Mine, The - (featuring Blackstreet) ~ Jay-Z
3. I Know What Girls Like - (featuring Puff Daddy/Lil' Kim) ~ Jay-Z
4. Imaginary Player ~ Jay-Z
5. Streets Is Watching ~ Jay-Z
6. Friend Or Foe '98 ~ Jay-Z
7. Lucky Me ~ Jay-Z
8. Sunshine, (Always Be My) - (featuring Babyface/Foxy Brown) ~ Jay-Z
9. Who U Wit II ~ Jay-Z
10. Face Off - (featuring Sauce Money) ~ Jay-Z
11. Real Niggaz - (featuring Too Short) ~ Jay-Z
12. Rap Game/Crack Game ~ Jay-Z
13. Where I'm From ~ Jay-Z
14. You Must Love Me ~ Jay-Z
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote Producers include: Premiere, Teddy Riley, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Eddie Sancho, Teddy Riley, S. Ghenea.
Muze PNote Principally recorded in New York, New York.
Muze PNote Personnel: Karen Anderson, Kelly Price (vocals); Chad Hugo (saxophone); George Fontenette (keyboards); DJ Premier (scratches); Earth (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Commissioner Gordon; Doug Wilson; Eddie Sancho ; George Meyers; Joe Quinde; Lane Craven; Michael Patterson ; Richard Travali; Serban Ghenea; Teddy Riley; Tony Maserati .
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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."

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Foxy Brown
Muze Guest Artist Blackstreet
Muze Guest Artist Babyface
Muze Guest Artist Lil' Kim
Muze Guest Artist Sauce Money
Muze Guest Artist Too $hort
Muze Guest Artist Puff Daddy

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.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Life After Death (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ill Na Na (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Chyna Doll (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 400 Degreez (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Professional (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Belly (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Ryde Or Die (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Venni Vetti Vecci (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Streets Is Watching
Muze Music Compilations Hardcore (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Truth (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Backstage Mixtape (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Last Of A Dying Breed (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Understanding (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reason (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Come Home With Me (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Fix (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Philadelphia Freeway (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations State Property Presents : the Chain Gang Vol II (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Love & Life
Muze Music Compilations R. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dangerously In Love (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations R. In R&b Collection Vol. 1
Muze Music Compilations M.a.d.e. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents: hip Hop Hits Vol. 7
Muze Music Compilations College Dropout (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations College Dropout (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations Baptism
Muze Music Compilations Trill (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Trill (chopped & Screwed)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Late Registration
Muze Music Compilations Late Registration (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Charmbracelet
Muze Music Compilations Girl Interrupted (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Breakthrough
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations B'day
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Is Dead (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Is Dead (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations From Nothin To Somethin(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tough Luv (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 534 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Definition Of X:pick Of The Litter(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Definition Of X:the Pick Of The Litte
Muze Music Compilations Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Free At Last(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Infinity On High (w/ Bonus CD)(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Trilla(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Solution(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations X2 (music Box/butterfly)
Muze Music Compilations Total Club Hits
Muze Music Compilations Here I Stand
Muze Music Compilations Good Girl Gone Bad:Reloaded(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Exodus(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Way I See It
Muze Music Compilations Food & Liquor(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Because Of You
Muze Music Compilations B'day
Muze Music Compilations Theater Of The Mind(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations The Best Of NOW That's What I Call Music - 10th Anniversary Edition
Muze Music Compilations Trill (cln)
Muze Music Compilations Loso's Way(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Loso's Way
Muze Music Compilations Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam Recordings: 25th Anniversary Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam 25:Dj Bring That Back 1984-20
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy:experience(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Muze Music Compilations Solution
Muze Music Compilations Tbd
Muze Music Compilations Gangstas And Hustlaz
Muze Music Compilations Sex Therapy:session
Muze Music Compilations Cole World:sideline Story
Muze Music Compilations My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Explicit Version) (Deluxe Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Carter Iii
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives I Don't
Muze Music Compilations Essential Mariah Carey
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now 46
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play
Muze Music Compilations Teflon Don
Muze Music Compilations Teflon Don(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations The 20/20 Experience #2 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Carter Iii
Muze Music Compilations The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience (2 CD) (Edited Version)
Muze Music Compilations 5 Classic Albums:no Limit Records
Muze Music Compilations 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations BEYONCE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mastermind
Muze Music Compilations MASTERMIND(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Seen It All
Muze Music Compilations Seen It All
Muze Music Compilations SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103 Hustlerz Ambition(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk That Talk [Deluxe] (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk That Talk [edited]
Muze Music Compilations Talk That Talk (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk That Talk [Deluxe] [edited]
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk That Talk [Deluxe] [edited]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [edited]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Deluxe] [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations God Forgives, I Don't [Explicit]
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The Roots
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations The 20/20 Experience #2 (Edited Version)
Muze Music Compilations Xxxo:remixes(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations BEYONCE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Port Of Miami (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations Port Of Miami (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Good Girl Gone Bad:remixes
Muze Music Compilations Good Girl Gone Bad:remixes
Muze Music Compilations Road To Revolution:live At Milton Key(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Black And White America
Muze Music Compilations Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Carter Iii(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Raymond Vs Raymond
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail [PA]
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103
Muze Music Compilations Cole World:sideline Story
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Beyonce
Muze Music Compilations Essential Sade

Associated Artists and Works

A Tribute To Jay-Z ~ Artists, Various
Bleek, Memphis
Bloodfire
Cent, 50
Dre, Dr.
Jeezy, Young
Streets Is Watching [PA] ~ Original Soundtrack
Sean, Big
Tapemasters, Inc.
A Tribute to Jay-Z [Big Eye] [PA] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/04/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 536392
Music Label Name Label : Def Jam (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731453639225

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."

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