Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

Label
Roc-A-Fella
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
61:31

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Intro - Hand It Down (feat. Memphis Bleek) 2:56 1,218
2 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) 3:53 139,520
3 If I Should Die (feat. Da Ranjahz) 4:55 2,956
4 Ride Or Die 4:46 47,410
5 Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99) (feat. Big Jaz) 3:53 2,015
6 Money, Cash, Hoes (feat. DMX) 4:46 4,242
7 A Week Ago (feat. Too $hort) 5:00 2,868
8 Coming of Age (Da Sequel) (feat. Memphis Bleek) 4:21 2,902
9 Can I Get A... (feat. Amil of Major Coins and Ja Rule) 5:09 745
10 Paper Chase (feat. Foxy Brown) 4:34 2,953
11 Reservoir Dogs (feat. The Lox, Beanie Sigel and Sauce Money) 5:19 426
12 It's Like That (feat. Kid Capri) 3:45 2,547
13 It's Alright (Feat. Memphis Bleek) 4:01 2,464
14 Money Ain't a Thang (feat. Jermaine Dupri) 4:13 6,125

About this album

Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life is the third studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on September 29, 1998, on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States. The album propelled Jay-Z into superstar status and cemented him as a household name in the post Biggie/Tupac Shakur era of hip hop. This album also won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1999. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and also went to #1 on the Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Albums chart. (This marks the first of nine consecutive chart-topping albums on both charts to date from Jay-Z, not counting the collaboration albums with R. Kelly or Kanye West.) Upon its release, the album received generally mixed to positive reviews from most music critics, while hip hop purists felt his aims to be a crossover success had compromised the quality and complexity of his music.

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  • SimonePerrota

    His most overrated to date - still great though

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • chibixleon

    I was underage when I bought this album but I still remembering memorizing all the lyrics to Jigga what Jigga who and reciting it to all my grade school buddies hahahahahahahah

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • spreadblood4

    this brings me back. i love this album

    3 Dec 2009 Reply

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