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"
Single by Jay-Z
B-side"I Can't Get Wid Dat"
Songwriter(s)Shawn Carter
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Show & Prove"
"In My Lifetime"
"Dead Presidents"

Formats and track listingsEdit


  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)



  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)


  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


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


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


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

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