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

Swizz Beatz Was Super Young When He Worked On Vol. 2
While Jay was almost 30 around the time that Vol. 2 was released, many of his collaborators were significantly younger. As he reveals in this interview with MTV, Swizz Beatz was young and eager when he landed multiple beats on the hotly anticipated record.

  • 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