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Volume 3: The Life & Times of S Carter [Explicit Lyrics]

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Hova Song (Album Version/Intro) [Explicit] 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. So Ghetto (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up) (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Amil] [Explicit] 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Dope Man (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Things That U Do (Album Version) [feat. Mariah Carey] [Explicit] 4:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. It's Hot (Some Like It Hot) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Snoopy Track (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Juvenile] [Explicit] 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. S. Carter (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Amil] [Explicit] 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Pop 4 Roc (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Amil] [Explicit] 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Watch Me (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Dr. Dre] [Explicit] 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Big Pimpin' (Album Version) [feat. UGK] [Explicit] 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. There's Been A Murder (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Come And Get Me (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Nymp (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hova Song (Album Version/Outro) [Explicit]11:01$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 28, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: December 28, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Roc-a-Fella
  • ASIN: B00003NHAR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,821 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On The Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z's century-closing guaranteed-platinum album, he compares his hit-making prowess to that of Michael Jackson--the unspoken difference being that Jigga appears to be far from wearing out his commercial welcome. For good reason, too; not only is the Roc-A-Fella king maker one prolific rapper and writer, his output is of high enough quality to keep heads ringin'. While there's no single classic on the order of "Hard Knock Life" here, collaborations with Dr. Dre (the truly defiant "Watch Me"), Juvenile ("Snoopy Track"), and UGK ("Big Pimpin'") argue well for Jay-Z's continued vitality. Further proof may lie in the fact that, faced with mass bootlegging weeks before the CD's release, the Z-man added several tracks, effectively revising it at the last minute. --Rickey Wright

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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roca-Life December 26, 1999
By titi
Format:Audio CD
Jay Z's new album has already been released like two weeks ago here in Europe and I bought it without even listening to it. When I first put it in my stereo I thought that it was horrible, but after all I was totally wrong. The songs get better the more you listen to them and after a while you just can't stop to sing along and bump your head to this cd. I think Jay Z did a good job on this one (as on all of his Cd's) and especially "Big Pimpin" and "Come and Get Me" are really cool songs. Once again Jay Z is reloaded.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jay Z comes through December 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
There was a lot of hype surrounding the release of the Jay-hovah's new album, and rightfully so considering that he is one of the greatest lyricists out there. His album does not disappoint. It is very much like his other albums where the beats and background music are at times awful, but Jay-Z lyrics and style come through and make the song. At times one gets the impression that Jay-Z could rap without a beat and the song would still make you bob your head. Jay-Z is that good. Another great thing about the album is the lack of silly and useless interludes that break up the flow of the music (ala Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, or almost anyone else). It was refreshing to have a continuous flow of 15 or so songs (plus "hidden" bonus tracks) without comedic interruption. The Jay-hovah is all business. One criticism I have of the album is the lack of faster paced songs that would facilitate dancing or fast driving. While Jay-Z's rap might increase in speed, the beat stays the same. Overall, the album eclipses any of the other hip-hop albums that have been released this year despite the forgettable beats.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume III is Number 1....... December 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
What can you say about the Unoffical king of New York...except he is HOT! I anxiously awaited his latest release and it did not disappoint. "So Ghetto", is perhaps the best Jay-Z song I've heard. The beat keeps you going and his lyrics surpass anyone in the rapp game right now. Jay doesn't overload you with voilence, obscenities, or the hard-core style. His third album brings intricant lyrics and in-depth looks into the "life and times" of the hip-hop society. Like he says in "Dope Man", he is trying to be the ghetto spokesman and he is doing a great time. His album does lack in dance beats, but if your a true fan of hip-hop and lyricists you'll be sure to enjoy Volume III.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good News! "Anything"<--- we all love this song February 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I was listening to Beanie Sigel, The Truth, his new album and I found out that ANYTHINg is song #14 on Beanie Mac's new album. that is really disapointing to all of us who bought Jay-Z's new album for the song ANYTHING, unless you like beanie sigel.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Jigga fails this time January 6, 2000
By Matt
Format:Audio CD
First off, I loved Vol.2 and Vol.1, but man this album is a DISGRACE to the rap game. The main reason why I don't like this album, is the fact that Jay-Z raps about money, diamonds, rings, cars, hoez, and just nonsense in Vol.3. Almost everysong has no meaning...its just "Jigga this" and "Jigga that." WHAT KIND OF TALENT IS THAT? I like Jay-Z but this album is a poor effort with weak beats and not many good tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JIGGA JAHOVA IS BACK! COMPETITION IS NADA! December 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I really wish that people would stop trying to compare jay-Z to DMX. They are totally nothing alike. Although they both lived the same crime lifestyles, they are like oil and water. So let's stop all the instigating and get that clear. They're style of rapping are completely the opposite. Anywayz, I think that Jay-Z's new album Volume 3- The Life And Times Of S.Carter, was OFF DA RACKET hot And way better than DMX's CD! Every song on that CD was a club joint that's sure to be a fortified hit! Main reason: His cd is his best work.Ten times or even MORE better than Volume 2- Hard Knock Life.The most radio worthy tracks are:1.)So Ghetto. Reason:Dope beat,originality, and the party starter for the earliest heads to arrive at the party. 2.)Do It Again(Put Your Hands Up)-Got heads already crunk on the dancefloor.3.)Dope Man-Got all the pimps playas,gangstas & hustlers nodding their heads4.)Things That You Do(Mariah carey)- To All the lovers in da house! Bounce baby bounce!5.)It's Hot(Some Like It Hot)-Love the way he disses rapper 50 Cent in that one! And other tracks like Snoopy Track w/Juvenile, the catchy hook: S.Carter w/Amil, Watch Me w/Dr.Dre, Big Pimpin w/UGk and NYMP. Although the very conclusion of the album tends to get boring when there aren't anymore guest appearances, and the club getsa little sleepy, don't let those last three songs before the outro discourage you from coppin' this CD. Just keep your skip button in handy whenever there's a flop and go onto the hidden bonus tracks! So what are you waitin' for? Stop reading these reviews and get your butts out to the mall and get it, cause it's HOT!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars getting better vol. by vol January 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Excellant album, one of my favourites at the moment. If you don't like "Do it again" there has to be something wrong with you.I don't thing there isn't a song on the album that isn't good. Jay-z keep up the good work. Can't wait for Vol.4!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where is Anything? February 25, 2000
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
Yo, whats up? I thought this album was really hot, I was feelin it! Especially that joint wit Juvenile, but where is "anything"? If anyone knows if this is a hidden track or whatever, email me at thanks, peace
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars best album
shows his growth as a hip hop artist and one of his best work of all time in the game
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Jay-Z in his Prime
Agree with other another reviewer that Reasonable Doubt was deeper and more complex storytelling... and Vol.2 kinda lauched his career... but to me this is the best Jay-Z album... Read more
Published 7 months ago by LetsGetintoShape
5.0 out of 5 stars "Thundakat"
I absolutely luvvvvv Jay-Z &volume 3 iz 1 of my fav's &all I can do iz reminisce &it felt good 2 listen 2 Jay-Z party like neva b4 again! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lakia Haughton
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 Review
I had this album when it was originally released. It was stolen from me years ago and I never made a conscious effort to replace it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Terry A. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars good dam album
Its a classic album ...good price and quick shipping...what more can u ask for.....jayz is a legend in the hip hop game
Published 21 months ago by Rico
4.0 out of 5 stars Universal Acclaim
Released in 1999 rapper jay-z emerged from classic mafioso rap to a more pop oriented record with vol 3. Read more
Published on May 17, 2012 by Shelley Toombs
3.0 out of 5 stars 4 STARS IF IT WAS THE UK VERSION!!!
Vol.3 Came At A Very Important Part Of Jay's Career. Fresh Off Of Selling 5 Mill (Vol.2), Headlining A Huge Tour (Hard Knock Life Tour), Getting Bootlegged, Getting Arrested For... Read more
Published on March 8, 2012 by juggy
5.0 out of 5 stars best Jayz album
this is probably the best album by Jay-Z! i love it. "it's hot (some like it hot)" is definitely my favorite song on the album!!!
Published on September 9, 2011 by Mpgreat
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid.
Not his best, not his worst. Some great tracks but lacks over all 'album flow' that some of his other better bodies of work have. Read more
Published on August 18, 2011 by marriediimuzik
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song, every verse, every beat. Listen to it. LOVE IT!
I dont have a problem with a single trank on this. Everything is Hova everything is great. Listen and enjoy
Published on June 25, 2011 by Megatron81
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