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Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life [Edited Version]
Jay-Z
Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life [Edited Version]
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
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Only an artist of Jay-Z's stature could have survived the indignity of In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, his stunningly poor second LP, and remain standing as one of the premier lyricists of his generation. Like Biggie did on Life A...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jay-Z
Title: Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life [Edited Version]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Roc-a-Fella
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Album Type: Clean
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731455890525, 731455890549

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Only an artist of Jay-Z's stature could have survived the indignity of In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, his stunningly poor second LP, and remain standing as one of the premier lyricists of his generation. Like Biggie did on Life After Death, Jay-Z diversifies his style here--with the Timbaland-laced "Nigga What, Nigga Who" and the dialogue "Coming of Age" (which revisits the young hustler from Jay-Z's first LP, Reasonable Doubt)--demonstrating that even when experimenting with flow, he can still crush his peers. Though the album falters notably at the end (the lazy funk of "Paper Chase," "Reservoir Dogs," and "It's Like That" could be safely cut without incident), Shawn Carter has nonetheless reclaimed his mantle as rap's leading don. --Jon Caramanica

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