15 Things You Might Not Know About Jay Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’


Jay Z Doesn’t Even Rap On The Album’s First Track
“Nah this ain’t Jigga, it’s ya little nigga Bleek/ reporting to these motherfuckers live from the street,” raps Memphis Bleek on the album’s intro track, “Hand It Down.” Showing an impressive level of confidence, Jay didn’t even feel the need to kick off his own album, letting one of his protégés start things off with a stellar verse.

  • BrianRaider

    Good Shit Dan! Informative!!!

  • A-W3$T

    XXL MAG GET YALL FACTSS STRAIGHT! NIGGA WHAT NIGGA WHO WASNT JAYZ- & JAZ-O LAST COLLAB! THEY DID A SONG TOGETHER! CALLED “KINGZ KOUNTY” FOR JAZ-O LAST ALBUM!

    • Andre Jones

      Press your caps lock button once.

  • hiphopdisciple555

    this article is either total bullshit or Im just an encyclopedia for hip hop because just about everything on this “things you didn’t know” list I already knew with the exception of the mall cop director and that insignificant shit about the Its Alright sample, which is a huge case of “who the fuck cares” but whatever. I clicked the link to this article genuinely hoping to see 15 things I didn’t already know but not only did that not happen, but some of the shit they did include was already so obvious and known it was insulting, like the one where they said “memphis bleek and beanie sigel were on money cash hoes remix”…REALLY? I HAD NO FUCKIN IDEA. THAT MUSIC VIDEO THAT GOT A SHITLOAD OF AIRPLAY AND PROMOTION WASN’T AT ALL A DEAD GIVEAWAY OF THAT VERY FUCKIN OBVIOUS FACT. Great stuff XXL, very groundbreaking