Vol. 2-Hard Knock Life (Clean Version) CD (1998)

Artist: Jay-Z

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Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60115675
UPC 731455890525
UPC 14 00731455890525
Format CD
Release Date 9/29/1998
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Author Jay-Z
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Technical Info
CatalogID 558 905
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 09/29/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731455890525
Musical Guests
DMX
Foxy Brown
Memphis Bleek
Da Ranjahz
The Jaz
Too $hort
Ja Rule
Amil
The Lox
Beanie Sigel
Sauce Money
Big Jaz
Kid Capri
Jermaine Dupri
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Jay-Z (rap vocals); Wais, Half Dead, Big Jaz, Amil, Liz (vocals); Steven Jordan, Lil' Rob (various instruments); Jake Carter, Mike (guitar); Kid Capri (programming); Memphis Bleek, Da Ranjahz, DMX, Too Short, Ja Rule, Amil, Foxy Brown, Jermaine Dupri, The Lox, Beenie Siegel, Sauce Money.
Producers include: Premier, Mark 45, Swizz Beats, Steven Jordan, Timbaland.
Engineers include: Eddie Sancho, Paul Falcon, Joe Quinde.
VOL. 2 HARD KNOCK LIFE won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
"Hard Knock Life" was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Money Ain't A Thang" was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Personnel: Ja Rule (vocals, rap vocals); Half Dead, Wais, Big Jaz (vocals); Jake Carter (guitar); Kid Capri (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Eddie Sancho ; Jimmy Douglass; Joe Quinde; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Kevin Crouse; Tony Black.
Recording information: D & D Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY; Quad Studios, NY; Sony Studios, New York, NY.
Photographers: Lenny Santiago; Jonathan Mannion.
Jay-Z is a rapper's rapper. He is the lyricist all other MCs want to be, and he has the beats over which every other MC wants to rhyme. His third album, VOL. 2 HARD KNOCK LIFE, further verifies Jay-Z's #1 status. Throughout his musical career, Jay-Z has shown that he has the skills to pay more than just the bills. Experimenting like few other rap artists have, Jay-Z uses the Broadway musical Annie's "Hard Knock Life" for his title track and first single. With its hardcore production, "Money, Cash, Hoes" allows Jay-Z to demonstrate his lyrical skill alongside DMX. "Paper Chase" features Foxy Brown and diversifies VOL. 2 with its Southern Timbaland-produced feel.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.77) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Q (12/00, p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Boasts Timbaland, DMX, Jermaine Dupri, Foxy Brown and an infectious title track sampling the musical Annie. It couldn't fail: the epitome of mainstream hip hop, and intentionally so."
The Source (11/98, p.190) - 4.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...On his third try for the trophy, the mayor of Marcy Projects took time during the offseason to perfect his method..."
Disc 1
1 Intro-Hand It Down - (featuring Memphis Bleek)
2 Hard Knock Life - (Ghetto Anthem)
3 If I Should Die - (featuring Da Ranjahz)
4 Ride Or Die
5 N***a What, N***a Who (Originator 99) - (featuring Big Jaz)
6 Money, Cash, H**s - (featuring DMX)
7 Week Ago, A - (featuring Too Short)
8 Coming Of Age (Da Sequel) - (featuring Memphis Bleek)
9 Can I Get A... - (featuring Amil/Ja Rule)
10 Paper Chase - (featuring Foxy Brown)
11 Reservoir Dogs - (featuring The Lox/Beanie Sigel/Sauce Money)
12 It's Like That - (featuring Kid Capri)
13 It's Alright - (bonus track, featuring Memphis Bleek)
14 Money Ain't A Thang - (bonus track, featuring Jermaine Dupri)
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