Producer: DJ Premier
Album: Vol. 3...The Life And Times Of S. Carter
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

As Jay-Z ascended to the top of hip-hop's food chain, his work with golden era producers like DJ Premier and Clark Kent began to dwindle. But on “So Ghetto” he let listeners know he that even when he's poppin' bottles on the White House lawn, he's just the saaaaaaame old Shawn.

On what would be his last record produced by Primo (at least as of press time), Jay licked off this certified Tunnel banger (just ask Cipha Sounds) that bridged the gap between underground and commercial.

But don't let his success fool you, Jay was still that hardrock from Marcy Projects. Sure he was hitting the Grammys, but he was toting heat. This was part of the reason prissy chicks were falling in love with him, duh! You can take the boy out of the ghetto...