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JAY-Z - VOL. 2: HARD KNOCK LIFE (BONUS/ADVISORY) - CD

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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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  • Audio CD (September 29, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: September 29, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Roc A Fella
  • ASIN: B00000AFF9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)
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