• Eldon Davis - Historian

#VitalFactz: 20th Anniversary - Jay-Z (Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life)


On this day in 1998, Brooklyn NY native and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Jay-Z released his third studio album Volume 2... Hard Knock Life. This would be his biggest selling album to date as it was certified 5x Platinum. It was also the first of 11 consecutive albums to peak at #1 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & The R&B Albums Chart. It includes the singles Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),

Nigga What, Nigga Who & Money, Cash, Hoes. It also includes Can I Get A.... (which was first featured on the rush Hour Soundtrack) & Money Aint's A Thing.

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