Brooklyn (Go Hard)

Album: Notorious (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This track was produced by Kanye West, who did production work for Jay-Z as far back as 2000 with the album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.
  • This is a collaboration with Jay-Z's fellow New Yorker, Santigold. The female singer-songwriter has written for a number of other artists including Lily Allen ("Littlest Things)" and Ashlee Simpson ("Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)"). Her album Santogold, which includes the hit single "L.E.S. Artistes," was one of the most critically acclaimed debut releases of 2008.
  • This was the first single to be taken from the 2009 Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious.

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