Following on from the success of the Harmless CD: Gold Digging – As Sampled by Kanye West, Harmless presents the follow up: Gold Digging – As Sampled by Jay-Z.
Jay-Z is one of the most successful American rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, managing to maintain both commercial appeal and street credibility. In a recent MTV top ten list compiled by hip-hop critics, he was listed as the greatest MC of all time, ahead of other indisputable rap legends such as Rakim, Nas, Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Throughout his illustrious career, Jay- Z has sold over 40 million albums world wide, won numerous awards including 18 Grammy nominations and as the CEO of Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Records has been responsible for the signings of Kanye West, Christina Milian, The Roots, Method Man, LL Cool J, Ludacris & Rihanna.
On this double CD we gather together 20 tracks sampled from The Jigga’s greatest hits and collaborations, including soul & funk from Bobby Bland, Al Green and Tom Brock, reggae from John Holt to straight-up pop from The Jackson 5 & The Waitresses.
The album also features the massive Chi Lites sample from the worldwide hit Beyonce ft. Jay–Z ‘Crazy In Love’.