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While You Wait For A New Jay Z Album, Listen To His Unreleased Freestyle From 2000

Happy Throwback Thursday

Tim Westwood has dipped back into the archives and dug up another gem for his Throwback Thursday series.

For his latest, he unearths a Jay Z freestyle that he says is from 2000, though based on what Hov says at the end -- he's promoting Vol 2... Hard Knock Life, which dropped in September 1998 -- it's more likely that this happened sometime in the first half of 1999.

He's also packaged it as an "unreleased" offering, and though it may be in this form, a bunch of Jay's rhyme's have trickled out on other freestyles or songs over the years, including DMX's "Blackout" -- from his Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood album, which dropped in December 1998 and adds to skepticism about the 2000 date stamp -- and a DJ Clue freestyle.

Whatever. No need to stress about whether we've heard some of the rhymes before or what exact year this was recorded. Let's just enjoy it.