18 years after its release, Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” is officially certified two-times platinum.
Earlier this spring, his and Kanye’s classic Watch The Throne cut “N*ggas In Paris” was certified eight-times platinum, and only a couple of months later, Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” officially reached double-platinum status, more than 18 full years after it was released on March 2, 2003.
“Dirt Off Your Shoulder” served as the second official single from Hov’s 2003 “farewell” project The Black Album, and the Timbaland-produced song went on to peak at the #5 position on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2004. The single’s gold certification came in October 2004, and oddly enough, it wasn’t certified platinum until 2013. Nearly eight full years later, Jay’s classic track has proven once again that it still has legs.
Congratulations to Hov on his latest accomplishment! Travel back to the Black Album era and revisit Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” by watching the song’s official music video below.