In My Lifetime (song)

"In My Lifetime" is the debut single by Jay-Z. It is produced by Ski and contains samples from "Oh Baby" by Aretha Franklin and two Soul II Soul songs: "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" and "Get a Life". The original version of the single was sold by Jay-Z and his friend Damon Dash out of Dash's car in 1993.[1] It was released by Payday Records, but Jay-Z had royalty conflicts with his label and soon decided to start Roc-A-Fella Records to release his material. The single features a remix by Big Jaz and the b-side, "Can't Get Wid That" produced by Clark Kent. The song is not featured on either of Jay-Z's first two albums, but the Big Jaz remix is featured on the Streets Is Watching soundtrack.

"In My Lifetime"
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Single by Jay-Z
B-side"I Can't Get Wid Dat"
Released1994
Recorded1993
Genre
Length4:28
Label
Songwriter(s)Shawn Carter
Producer(s)Ski
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Show & Prove"
(1994)
"In My Lifetime"
(1994)
"Dead Presidents"
(1996)

Formats and track listingsEdit

CDEdit

  1. "In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Radio Remix)" (4:18)
  2. "In My Lifetime (Original Ski Radio Version)" (4:10)
  3. "In My Lifetime (Skistrumental)" (4:28)
  4. "In My Lifetime (Big Jazmental Remix)" (4:05)

VinylEdit

A-SideEdit

  1. In My Lifetime (Original Ski Radio Version) (4:10)
  2. In My Lifetime (Original Ski Street Version) (4:28)
  3. In My Lifetime (Ski instrumental) (4:28)

B-SideEdit

  1. In My Lifetime (Big Jaz Radio Remix) (4:48)
  2. In My Lifetime (Big Jazmental Remix) (4:05)
  3. Can't Get Wit That (DJ Clark Kent Version) (4:10)

Vinyl b/w "I Can't Get Wid Dat"Edit

A-SideEdit

  1. "In My Lifetime"
  2. "In My Lifetime (Radio Edit)"
  3. "In My Lifetime (Instrumental)"

B-SideEdit

  1. "I Can't Get Wid Dat"
  2. "I Can't Get Wid Dat (Radio Edit)"
  3. "I Can't Get Wid Dat (Instrumental)"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hunter, Asondra. "Rockin' On A Roc-A-Fella at Yahoo! Music". Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved July 3, 2007.

See alsoEdit