Jay-Z ‎– Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

Northwestside Records ‎– 74321 63614 2
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1 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (Album Version)
Mixed By – Ken "Duro" IfillProducer – Mark 45 King*Recorded By – Paul Falcon*Written-By – C. Strouse*, M. James*, M. Charnin*, S. Carter*
2 Can't Knock The Hustle (Fools Paradise Remix)
Backing Vocals [Featuring] – Melissa Morgan*Engineer – Joe QuindeProducer – Irv GottiWritten-By – I. Lorenzo*, L. Wilson*, M. Morgan*, S. Carter*

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Track 1 recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC.
Mixed at Platinum Island, NYC for No Question Entertainment.
"Hard Knock Life" contains a sample from "It's A Hard Knock Life" (C. Strouse, M. Charnin) Helene Blue Musique LTD./MPL Communications (ASCAP), performed by the original Broadway cast of Annie. Courtesy of Sony Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Published by Lil Lulu/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)/45 Music/Helene Blue Musique Ltd/MPL Communications (ASCAP)

Track 2 produced and mixed at House Of Sound, N.Y.C.
Contains sample of "Fool's Paradise" performed by Melissa Morgan.
Master usage courtesy of Capitol Records.
Special thanks: Charles Dixon.
Published by Lil Lulu Music (BMI). DJ Irv Music (BMI) Joymel Music (ASCAP) Abendot Music (ASCAP)

Marketed by Northwestside and distributed by the local BMG company, a unit of BMG Entertainment
(P) 1998 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roc-A-Fella Records and is exclusively licensed to Northwestside Records for the world excluding North America & Canada, a division of BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
(C) 1998 Northwestside Records. All sleeve notes and label copy (C) 1998 Northwestside Records.
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Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 43216 36142 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 743216361427
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L0 30
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0715
  • Matrix / Runout: (Sonopress logo) X-7105/4321636142 A
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 2276
  • Distribution Code (F:): BM690

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