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Jay-Z explains why his second album ‘In My Lifetime, Vol 1’ “haunts” him

Jay-Z has made a rare tweet to reveal his second album, In My Lifetime, Vol 1 haunts him.

The record was the highly anticipated follow up to his era-defining debut, Reasonable Doubt, but Jay has always expressed regret about the project. Over the weekend, Questlove took to Twitter to say he believes this is why the album has a cloud of negativity associated with it, and it contains some of his “best moments”.

He responded to a video by a fan that said retrospectively ‘Summertime’ “holds up better now than it did then”. The Roots frontman told his followers, “Our main argument is his hate for Vol 1. He is embarrassed for trying to make a monster & not putting numbers up. But ALOT of this lp contains his best moments. Fight me @sc.”

Questlove then continued, “-million one questions (we ride w it) -“I know what girls like” got shafted. 2 pop culture classics that mighta went over the head in 97, but I was there for joy. -imaginary created HOV (lol shit built me on the real) -streets/friend2/etc I’m running outta space. -this jawn knock”.

Much to his surprise, Jay-Z jumped online and said, “More so, I know what could have been, so it haunts me. ‘Streets Is Watching’ was the first song made!” In response, Questlove jokingly added, “Uh can I make this tweet an NFT?”

See the exchange below.