In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay Z's seminal '97 record marking the beginning of the Roc La Familia Dynasty , 2lp

In My Lifetime, Vol. 1


€ 35,95
  • 2 x LP
Roc-A-Fella Records
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In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 is the second studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on November 4, 1997, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and selling over a million copies within a year of it’s release, this album marked the beginning of the Roc La Familia Dynasty.

With this album, Jay-Z began to move away from the popular theme of mafioso rap that had taken New York by storm. He and his Roc-a-Fella cohorts brought in a new trend all together, ushering in the Jiggy Era.

The album boasts an extensive line up of guest features including: Lil’ KimFoxy BrownBabyface, BlackstreetTeddy RileyToo $hort, and Puff Daddy to name a few. The production of the project was also a step up from his debut. Instead of sticking to the traditional New York one-rapper-one-DJ model, Hov outsourced the bulk of the production to Bad Boy‘s Hitmen, with DJ Premier and Ski still getting a few placements. By incorporating Puffy’s beat-making dream team, Jay was able to stay true to New York with his sound and take advantage of the Bad Boy hype without actually joining the team. -



  • 1.Intro / A Million And One Questions / Rhyme No More03:21
  • 2.The City Is Mine04:02
  • 3.I Know What Girls Like04:50


  • 1.Imaginary Player03:57
  • 2.Streets Is Watching03:58
  • 3.Friend Or Foe '9802:09
  • 4.Lucky Me05:00


  • 1.(Always Be My) Sunshine04:43
  • 2.Who You Wit II04:29
  • 3.Face Off03:31


  • 1.Real Niggaz05:07
  • 2.Rap Game/Crack Game02:40
  • 3.Where I'm From04:26
  • 4.You Must Love Me05:47


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