This CD features hidden bonus tracks.
Personnel includes: Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Amil, Mariah Carey, Juvenile, Memphis Bleek, UGK, Dr. Dre (vocals); Fingaz (keyboards).
Producers include: K Rob, DJ Premier, Rockwilder, Clue, DURO.
Engineers include: Chauncey Mahan, Eddie Sancho, Jimmy Douglass.
VOL. 3... LIFE & TIMES OF S. CARTER nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and "Big Pimpin' was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group.
On his fourth solo release, VOL. 3...LIFE AND TIMES OF S. CARTER, Jay-Z keeps his lyrics laced up with as many jewels as his wrists. Though he's one of hip-hop's most street-connected rappers, Jay manages his commercial success well, a trait that this album makes clear. The Rockwilder-produced "Do It Again," which features labelmate Beanie Siegel, seems destined to find a place in club mixes with its energetic beat and catchy phrases. Jay Hova joins forces with down-south kings U.G.K. for "Big Pimpin'," a Timbaland-produced gem. Other guest artists include Missy Elliott and Cash Money's Juvenile. With VOL. 3...LIFE AND TIMES OF S. CARTER, Jigga takes time away from ghostwriting for other rappers to show off some of his own skills.
- Format: Vinyl
- Genre: Pop