Picks and Pans Review: Rap's Guest of Honor: Jay-Z
updated 09/08/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/08/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé Jay-Z helps his gal pal out with her solo debut by performing on two cuts: "That's How You Like It" and the No. 1 summer smash, "Crazy in Love."
•Bad Boys II, Original Soundtrack Jigga's contribution to this all-star album, "La-La-La," is a sequel to his 2003 hit "Excuse Me Miss."
•The Neptunes Present...Clones, Various Artists On "Frontin'," Jay-Z backs up Neptunes producer Pharrell.
•Beware, Panjabi MC Indian bhangra meets East Coast rap on the Jay-Z remix of "Beware of the Boys."
•Love & Life, Mary J. Blige On the title-track intro, Jay-Z joins P. Diddy in saluting the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.