Jay-Z released Vol. 2â€¦Hard Knock Life On This Date In 1998.
Vol. 2… Hard Knock LifeÂ is the thirdÂ studio albumÂ by American rapperÂ Jay-Z. It was released on September 29, 1998, byÂ Roc-A-Fella RecordsÂ andÂ Def Jam Recordings. It went on to become his most commercially successful album, selling over 5 million copies in the United States. In the liner notes of the album, Jay-Z gives his thoughts on various tracks. The lyrics to the fast-paced “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” are also included.