Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life [CD] [PA]

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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 35)

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but nothing more

    Posted
    MRMAYE

    So much has been said about this album, that Jay-Z was "completely in a zone, focused and creative" during the making of this album. After getting a few years of perspective on this album, how can ANYONE say that this album is EXCELLENT or BORDERLINE CLASSIC? How? This album might have sold many units, but top notch records sales DO NOT equal a classic album. Vol.2 Hard Knock Life was hailed by critics and fans alike as some of Jay-Z's best material. I "respectfully" disagree. Here's the COMPLETE review: Album Highlights: Hard Knock Life, A Week Ago, Money,Cash,Hoes(w/DMX), and N**** What N**** Who. Every other song on this album is ABSOLUTE filler and it's not worth your time in listening to it. Production: Thumbs in the middle, leaning towards down. Not the best production in the world. Timbaland and Swizz made the best tracks, Everything else is either poorly composed or mediocre at best(check Kid Capri's track). Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs in the middle, leaning towards down. Jigga represents on the tracks mentioned in the album highlights section. On everything else, lyrically, is not material to gloat about. Originality: Thumbs WAY down. If Jay-Z would have done this album in a way like The Blueprint, it would have been better, but since NEARLY every song features another artist, this album loses SERIOUS points with me. The Last Word: Not too much to say here that I haven't said already. Is this album worth buying for the four best songs? Certainly not. Jay-Z didn't slip up with In My Lifetime Vol.1. He slipped up here, and it shows. Overall, I can't seriously recommend this album. But if you consider this a must have of any type, be prepared to be disappointed. Otherwise, don't even bother.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A hip-hop landmark

    Posted
    Mike
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This came from an era still long before Jay-Z became the unquestionable kingpin of the hip hop world he is today, his contribution to an extremely important year in hip hop that further expounded on his style and themes. The music portion of the first track Hand It Down is a catchy start of the 14 track album. Of course the timeless tracks include Hard Knock Life and Jigga What, Jigga Who. Hard Knock Life may be the greatest hip hop instrumental of all time. Other notable tracks include A Week Ago, Reservoir Dogs, and Its Alright.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jay Z

    Posted
    Bribombshell30
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The CD was okay.... I liked most of the songs... To me I was expressed with other songs on a different album. Such as Big Pimping, Girls-girls. The CD was overall an Okay one... I still listen to the CD each week.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick JAY-Z ### softs

    Posted
    Priyanka
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    All songs may not be of your liking but sure a young blood and mellow voice tame you out of your gloominess. Got it over the store recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    NOW HE IN THE ZONE

    Posted
    Juno

    THIS ALBUM SHOWED JAY Z AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME...BROOKLYN!!EVERY TRACK ON HERE ROCKS..I FEEL AND UNDERSTAND WHERE HE'S COMING FROM..HE BRINGS IT IN SO SKILLFULLY AND WITH CLASS..HOV!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this cd rocks from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    korkster
    • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

    this cd rocks from begining to end i love every album jay z has made this cd rocks from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    blackc6vette
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    Classic album. I know I'm old school still buying CDs but this is a classic album & I broke mines so I had to buy it again. It's the ROC!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic album.

    Posted
    Jay704
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Man I used to have this album a long time ago, but lost it. Great CD from top to bottom. Definitely happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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