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In part 1 of his MySpace video interview (included below), Jay-Z walks through his albums and development as an artist. He briefly recalls battling with Biggie in high school and discusses his "In My Lifetime, Vol. 1," saying that he doesn't listen to it because it "irks" him to hear the great tracks on it mixed with the ones where he tried to appeal more to record sales. Notably, about half of "In My Lifetime, Vol. 1" was produced by The Hitmen.

Among the great tracks on the album, he names four - three of which were produced by members of The Hitmen. This included "Where I'm From" (produced by D-Dot and Stevie J.), "Streets Is Watching, "You Must Love Me" (Nashiem Myrick) and "Lucky Me" (Stevie J., along with Buckwild). Biggie loved "Streets Is Watching," according to Jay.

"The first song I made for it was 'Streets Is Watching,'" he said. "So, I was headed in the right direction, which was the last song Biggie Smalls ever heard. He made me play the record 30 times. He played it so much, I gave it to him. I was like, 'just keep it.'"

Via Miss Info via ICEDOTCOM.