“99 Problems” is a song by American rapper Jay-Z, released in 2004 as the lead single from his eighth studio album, “The Black Album.” The song was produced by Rick Rubin and features a sample of “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band. The song’s lyrics address the theme of police profiling and racism. The accompanying music video for “99 Problems” was directed by Mark Romanek and released in 2004. The video is set in a police station and features Jay-Z rapping the song’s lyrics while being interrogated by a police officer played by actor Christopher Walken. The video was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction.
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