Timbaland, who later became known for his work with Missy Elliott and Aalyiah brought a touch of the future with his selection duo; in “N***a What, N***a Who”, Timbo’s Uptempo-Banger took Jay’s best Double-Time-Bars, a title he still holds. A list that includes “Money Cash Hoes” with other DMX Juggernaut of the 90’s, the “N***a What N***a Who”, Annie’s exciting title, “Can I Get A ” with Amil and Ja Rule. Or perhaps it’s simply the charisma and lyricism of a young Jay-Z doing his best to stand out from an elite circle of New York contemporaries, from DMX to Nas to Ja Rule, The Lox, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man. “Money is not a thing. “The list is long, even if the cuts tend to get worse. Perhaps surprisingly, the project became Jay’s best-selling work, and statistics for 2017 confirm that the status of platinum has quintupled. Titles like “A Week Ago” and “Reservoir Dogs” feel comfortable when they revisit Brooklyn’s lower abdomen in search of an organized crime genre. It is perhaps the transitory nature of Flight 2 that suggests a sonic versatility that would “follow” him in his “career,” from the successor to Flight 3.to the throne. The “Band 2. Hard Knock Life” was an experimental piece of New York hip-hop. For the younger ones who want to discover the heart of Jay’s catalogue, these projects are likely to be considered indispensable. American Gangster was a conceptual, lyrical and dense album, inspired by Denzel Washington’s film. Blueprint found him “himself” looking for new sound domains and took soul samples with him with Just Blaze and Kanye West. Although rarely presented as one of Jay’s most significant albums, it is surrounded by a certain mysticism and a remarkable appeal. When an artist’s career spans several decades, it is easy to forget certain stylistic aspects. However, the activists who blessed New York in the late 1990s like to remember Vol. 2, although it was certainly a big stylistic change for the traditionalist Jay. 2.. Hard Knock Life, winner of the 1999 Grammy Award for best rap album.
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