Jay-Z releases his third album : ‘Vol 2 … Hard Knock Life’ (1998)

Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ is his third studio album released on September 29, 1998 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam

Track Listing : 1.Intro [Hand It Down] (Shawn Carter, Christopher Martin, Malik Cox) – 02:56 . [Sampling : “Are You Man Enough” By The Four Tops; “Coming Of Age” By Jay-Z Feat. Memphis Bleek] . 2.Hard Knock Life [Ghetto Anthem] (Shawn Carter, Mark James, Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin) – 03:58 . [Sampling : “It’S The Hard Knock Life” From Annie] . 3.If I Should Die (Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Malcolm Byer, Nigel Leguerre) – 04:55 . 4.Ride Or Die (Shawn Carter, Steven Jordan) – 04:48 . 5.Nigga What Nigga Who [Originator 99] (Shawn Carter, Jonathan Burks, Timothy Mosley) – 03:53 . 6.Money Cash Hoes (Shawn Carter, Earl Simmons, Kasseem Dean) – 04:46 . [Sampling : “Theme Of Thief” From Tohru Nakabayashi & Y. “Dolphin” Takada] . 7.A Week Ago (Shawn Carter, Todd Shaw, Jerald Stoute, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher Jasper) – 05:00 . [Sampling : “Ballad For The Fallen Soldier” By The Isley Brothers] . 8.Coming Of Age [Da Sequel] (Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean) – 04:21 . 9.Can I Get A… (Shawn Carter, Irving Lorenzo, Jeffrey Atkins, Robert Mays) – 05:09 . 10.Paper Chase (Shawn Carter, Mosley) – 04:34 . 11.Reservoir Dogs (Shawn Carter, Erick Sermon, Jason Phillips, David Styles, Sean Jacobs, Dwight Grant, Todd Gaither, Isaac Hayes) – 05:19 . [Sampling : “Theme From Shaft” By Isaac Hayes; “24- Carat Black (Theme)” By 24 Carat Black; “Know How” By Young Mc] . 12.It’S Like That (Shawn Carter, Frank Friedman, David Love) – 03:45 . [Sampling : “Beggar’S Song” By Wet Willie] . 13.It’S Alright (Shawn Carter, Damon Dash, Imsomie Leeper, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Martina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison) – 04:01 . [Sampling : “The Hall Of Mirrors” By Kraftwerk; “Once In A Lifetime” By Talking Heads] . 14.Money Ain’T A Thang (Jermaine Dupri, Shawn Carter, Steve Arrington, Charles Carter, Buddy Hank, Roger Parker) – 04:13 . [Sampling : “Weak At The Knees” By Steve Arrington]

Musicians : Jay-Z – Vocals . Memphis Bleek – Vocals On (1 – 8 – 13) . Da Ranjahz – Vocals On (3) . Big Jaz – Vocals On (5) . Dmx – Vocals On (6) . Too $Hort – Vocals On (7) . Ja Rule – Vocals On (9) . Amil – Vocals On (9) . Foxy Brown – Vocals On (10) . The Loxy – Vocals On (11) . Beanie Sigely – Vocals On (11) . Sauce Money – Vocals On (11) . Kid Capri – Vocals On (12) . Jermaine Dupri – Vocals On (14)

Production : Produced By Damon Dash, Irv Gotti, Kid Capri, J-Runnah, Jermaine Dupri, Rockwilder, Lil’ Rob, Mahogany, The 45 King, Dj Premier, Erick Sermon, Stevie J, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Darold “Pop” Trotter .

Recorded December 1997 – August 1998 At D&D Studios; Sony Music Studios; Manhattan Center Studio; Quad Studios, New York City

Released September 29, 1998 By

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