In My Lifetime (song)

"In My Lifetime"
Single by Jay-Z
B-side "I Can't Get Wid Dat"
Released July 25, 1995
Format CD
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 4:28
Label Payday Records, FFRR Records
Writer(s) Shawn Carter
Producer(s) Ski
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Show & Prove"
"In My Lifetime"
"Dead Presidents"

"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". It is not featured on either of Jay-Z's first two albums, but is remixed by Big Jaz on the Streets Is Watching soundtrack. 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. It features two b-sides, the Big Jaz remix and the Clark Kent-produced "Can't Get Wid That".

Track listings


  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 (Skit 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"


  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". Retrieved July 3, 2007.

See also

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