Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar
The best of both worlds (streets and mainstream) finally converged for Jay Z on his third studio album Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life in 1998. Previously the Brooklyn MC had enjoyed critical acclaim for his seminal debut, Reasonable Doubt, and his stellar sophomore effort, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, but it was the pop appeal of Hard Knock Life that gave him the highest selling album of his career and introduced him to the upper echelon of stardom.