40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s (COMPLETE LIST)

by (@Lacezilla)


8. “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”Jay-Z
Album: Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life
Year: 1998
A specialist at piggy-backing on pop culture iconography, Hova used music from Broadway musical Annie to help paint a picture of his experiences growing up in New York City’s concrete jungle.