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V1 In My Lifetime [Explicit Lyrics]

Jay-Z Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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1. Intro/A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More
2. The City Is Mine
3. I Know What Girls Like
4. Imaginary Player
5. Streets Is Watching
6. Friend Or Foe 98
7. Lucky Me
8. (Always Be My) Sunshine
9. Who You Wit II
10. Face Off
11. Real Niggaz
12. Rap Game/Crack Game
13. Where I'm From
14. You Must Love Me

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1.0 out of 5 stars Why June 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jay-Z is one of my favorite rappers but this is crap. Back in 97 people knew this was crap but as the years went on it got more and more credit while Vol 2 got less as well as Vol 3. this album has boring simple beats and stupid lyrics about girls mostly. The only good songs are friend foe and streets is watching peace.
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4.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC JAY--Z! April 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
After releasing the CLASSIC Reasonable Doubt in 96, heads wondered if Jay-Z could take his first album. Sadly, he COULDN'T, but, with this album, even with all of the criticism that came(too pop), Jigga STILL managed to drop a classic album, an excellent follow up to Reasonable Doubt. Here's the review:
Album Highlights: The entire album, EXCEPT I Know What Girls Like and Sunshine. Feel free to skip those songs.
Production: Thumbs up, he basically had the same people on this album that he had on Reasonable Doubt.
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up.
Originality: Thumbs up.
The Last Word: Jay-Z proved the doubters wrong on this album. It's NOT better than his first one, but it's ONE EXCELLENT album from him. If those two aforementioned songs weren't included on this album, this would be an automatic five stars. But, it only gets four. Overall, a strong recommendation for Jay-Z fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dopeness Jan. 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
1997 was the last year of hip-hop's golden era. I bought this CD back in 1998 and it's still in my rotation today. The album kicks of with Premo's One In A Million/Rhyme No More joint. This album has so many highlights, but I won't go into them all. The only thing about this CD I didn't like was Track 3 with Puffy and Sunshine, but joints like Imaginary Player, Streets is Watching, and Where I'm From completely make up for it. This album was right before Jay-Z decided to turn into Jiggaman and H to the Izzo. Don't get me wrong, he still makes good/great songs, he just can't seem to make good/great albums anymore (exception Blueprint LP). Oh yeah, it's funny how "the real Jay-Z fans" haven't had a chance to review this CD huh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Dec 20 2003
Format:Audio CD
This was not as good as reasonable doubt .
But it was killing
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5.0 out of 5 stars "But this year I've done it again, jigga!" Nov. 28 2003
By DeBear
Format:Audio CD
After releasing a critically alclaimed hit with "Reasonable Doubt" and having one of his best friends pass (The Notorious B.I.G.) Jay-Z came out in late 1997 with an excellent sophmore release "In my Lifetime Volume 1". The album is far different then his first, with more full beats and a different style of lyrics. For this album, he was lyrically more focused on becoming the best after the passing of his friend, then story tales of the hustle which were heard more often on the previous album. Not to say all his lyrics were of a self proclaimed nature on becoming the best, he still brought it hard on songs such as "Streets is Watching" which lyrics stem to the title, and "Where I'm From" which has Jigga talking about life in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. My favorite track on the album is "Imaginary Player" which has a beat which sounds a lot like one from "Reasonable Doubt" but the lyrics are different then what you would hear on that album. Again the title pretty much sums up the lyrics and they are about people who think they are of Jay's status when they are not, Jigga's voice works perfectly over the beat and he spits the lyrics in a nice easy going flow which add to the excellence of the song. Another great song from the album is "City is Mine" featuring Blackstreet and production from member Teddy Riley. The song has Jigga proclaiming himself king of New York and the rap game after the passing of Biggie. Jigga also has some revealing tracks with softer beats, "Lucky Me" being one of them, and one of the better tracks on the album "You Must Love Me" being the other. This song really brings out some inner feelings from Jay, and the beat and soulful chourus add to it. "Sunshine", which was hated on for being an attempt at a pop crossover, is actually in my opinion a very good track. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars "I did it again........" Nov. 11 2003
By Steve
Format:Audio CD
The follow up to the classic, this cd is my favorite besides R.D..........again, a killer intro opens it up (is there an artist who has hotter intros? no).......unfortunately, its followed by perhaps 2 of the worst tracks that jay ever came out with (city is mine, know what girls like).....the latter shockingly featured puff daddy and lil kim......following that is the best song on the cd, imaginary players......then the edited version of streets is watching (why it is, noone knows)......after that, the most consistent lineup jay-z ever came out with, the rest of the tracks are really good, trust me.......buy this one, buy it right now
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sophomore greatness Nov. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
Jay-Z is one of the most influencial artist out right now. Volume 1 proves my logic to be correct. Even though it did not recieve the commercial success as Vol. 2, nor did it have the dictoinary skill as Reasonable Doubt, it was one of the most well rounded cd's of 1997. Following the wake of Biggies death, Jay-Z released his thoughts on wax. Wheter it was personal ( U Must Love Me), party time (Always Be My Sunshine), or just releasing some built in anguish (Lucky Me) Jay-Z had a song for every situation. This is a must have for every cd collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Another Classic Oct. 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion this album was a great follow up to the classic debut "Reasonable Doubt", but there are a few flaws. For the most part Jay-Z does a great job recreating the magic that made his debut album so amazing. There are a lot of great songs on this album, some of Jay-Z's best work, if I could I would give this 4 and a half stars because there are only a few things wrong with it. Here's the problem, first of all "I Know What Girls Like" is probably the worst song Jay-Z has ever made and should have been left off the album. Second, someone decided to put the clean version of "Streets Is Watching" on here instead of the real version, if I wanted to here the clean version I would have bought the clean the clean version of the album. Lastly, since the album is called "In My Lifetime" Jay-Z should have put that song on here, or even the remix version that's on the "Streets Is Watching" soundtrack, but neither can be found here. Other than those flaws this is a great album, I'd say that this is Jay-Z's 3rd best CD (after Reasonable Doubt & The Blueprint). This album is a must have for any Jay-Z fan.
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