The Evolution of Jay Z

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Breakout Star

Jay released another dope platinum LP, In My Lifetime...Vol. 1, in 1997, but his true mainstream breakthrough arrived the following year with "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." The Annie-sampling smash led Jay to his first No. 1 album, with Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life

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