Jay Z and Kool G Rap both used the same Isley Brothers sample on their 1998 albums. Jay-Z’s joint from “Hard Knock Life vol. 2 was titled “A Week Ago” featuring Too Short… and Kool G Rap’s joint was titled “Cannon Fire” off his under-appreciated classic album “Roots of Evil”.
Jay-Z spent some money making his album and his joint has a better quality mix and is slightly better produced than the Kool G Rap joint but as tight as Jay is lyrically on his song Rappers just cant compete with G-Rap on a lyrical and flow level. G-Rap’s song “Cannon Fire” includes three venomous verses one more lethal than the next. Hit the jump to check out both tracks.
Kool G Rap – “Cannon Fire”
Jay-Z – “A Week Ago”