Which of these musicals was famously sampled by Jay-Z in a hit song?
"Hard Knock Life" is a single from rapper Jay-Z's third album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life. It features a modified sample of the song "It's the Hard Knock Life" from the 1977 musical Annie. The song at the time of its release was the most commercially successful Jay-Z single, and was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1999. While the song peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, "Hard Knock Life" became Jay-Z's first single to achieve significant success outside the United States, peaking within the top ten of the charts in several countries, including Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
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