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Hard Knock Life - EP

JAY Z

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Customer Reviews

Broadway + Rap = Huge Hit

Hard Knock Life is one of Jay-z's best songs, hands down. It takes a broadway showtune, and makes it into a street - style rap track; wow.

Great Single & Great Overall Album!

This is the one of the best songs I've ever heard by Jay-Z along with a couple of things off the actual "Hard Knock Life" album.

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BUY THE ONE THATS 3:52

Biography

Born: December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television. He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever...
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