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MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live)


Download links and information about MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live) by Jay - Z. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 58:15 minutes.

Artist: Jay - Z
Release date: 2001
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 13
Duration: 58:15
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No. Title Length
1. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) 5:08
2. Takeover 4:56
3. Girls, Girls, Girls 4:40
4. Jigga What, Jigga Who 2:34
5. Big Pimpin' 4:10
6. Heart of the City (Ain't No Love) 4:05
7. Can I Get A... 1:42
8. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) 1:31
9. Ain't No N***a 1:01
10. Can't Knock the Hustle/Family Affair 6:06
11. Song Cry 7:03
12. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) 6:57
13. Jigga That N***a 8:22



Very few MCs could pull this off successfully, but then Jay-Z is not your average rapper. Crack shot musical accompaniment by the Roots doesn't hurt either, and together we get one of hip-hop's most pleasant surprises of 2001. Unplugged is all about the hits, loaded from start to finish with some of the best and most beloved songs from Jay's first six albums. There's really not a bad track on here, though standouts include the Nas-dissing "Takeover" (which features some dope interpolations of "Shook Ones Pt. II" and "Oochie Wally" just to drive the anti-Queens point home), and the reflective, tearjerker favorite "Song Cry." Philly chanteuse Jaguar Wright provides strong backing vocals throughout, and Mary J. Blige practically steals the show on the Reasonable Doubt-era gem "Can't Knock The Hustle." This album is a must-have for any fan of Jay-Z or the Roots, but is also an excellent choice for casual listeners who may be apprehensive about hip-hop or unfamiliar with the artists. Live rap records are extraordinarily rare, and usually undone by poor mixing and/or sloppy delivery, but this one is just about perfect — stellar musicianship, flawless lyricism, and good vibes all around.