The 25 Best Dirty South/New York Rap Collaborations of All Time

5. Jay-Z f/ Scarface & Beanie Sigel "This Can't Be Life" (2000)


Album: The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Producer: Kanye West

Jay-Z got real a couple times on 2000's The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, both on "Where Have You Been," where he lashes out at an absentee father, and on "This Can't Be Life", where he, Beanie Sigel, and Scarface each spit tearjerker autobiographical stories about struggles and loss over a mournful Kanye West beat. The chemistry between the three is undeniable, and "This Can't Be Life" was the first in a series of collaborations including The Fix's "Guess Who's Back" and The Blueprint 2's emotional "Some How Some Way."

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