Can I Live

Can I Live

JAY-Z

Irv Gotti samples “The Look of Love” by Isaac Hayes as Jay asks a simple yet resonant question. A sequel was created with a feature from Memphis Bleek and was added as a bonus track to reissued versions of Reasonable Doubt.

Producer Sean C, who has previously worked with JAY-Z, gave his assessment of the track:

It just speaks to striving and working. He was flossing on the record, but he was dropping a lot of jewels in the record as well. I know it’s like a drug-dealer song, but it’s really about work ethic more than anything. And life.