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Released: 15th October 2001.

I'll admit, I have absolutely no idea what Jay-Z's rapping about, but who cares, this is an anthem! The first single to be lifted from his new album "Blueprint" uses a sample of The Jacksons' "I Want You Back". Unlike other acts' past efforts to cash in on the sample, Jay-Z has managed to freshen it up and the result is huge! Singalong hip-hop at its best, and look out for a number of cameos in the video!

* * * * * (CJB)

Jay-Z has done it again! This time he's sampled the classic Jackson 5 hit "I Want You Back", and he's incorporated it brilliantly into "Izzo (H.O.V.A)". His rapping is, as always, very laid-back, and this song will get you humming "H to the Izzo" all day long. You have to congratulate him on proving once again that he is one of the most successful rappers out there who continues to release hit after hit. Go buy it now!

* * * * (Jens Ingvarsson)

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