Annotation

Credits not added from liners:
A&R;: The Carter Administration
Marketing: Tracey Waples
Management: John Meneilly
Stylist: June Ambrose
Package Production: Doug Joswick
Sample Clearances: Eric Weissman
Business Affairs: Michael Seltzer, Antoinette Trotman, ian Allen
Associate producer: Sean "Diddy" Combs and The Hitmen (I don't think this one is needed since Diddy and LV/Sean C of The Hitmen have production credits at track level)

Annotation last modified on 2012-12-15 08:37 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Intro
Jay‐Z 1.5 2:00
2 Pray
Jay‐Z 2 4:24
3 American Dreamin'
Jay‐Z 2 4:47
4 Hello Brooklyn 2.0
Jay‐Z feat. Lil Wayne 2 3:56
5 No Hook
Jay‐Z 1.5 3:13
6 Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)...
Jay‐Z 2.65 4:12
7 Sweet
Jay‐Z 2 3:26
8 I Know
Jay‐Z 2 3:42
9 Party Life
Jay‐Z 1.5 4:29
10 Ignorant Shit
Jay‐Z feat. Beanie Sigel 3 3:41
11 Say Hello
Jay‐Z 2.5 5:26
12 Success
Jay‐Z feat. Nas 2.5 3:30
13 Fallin'
Jay‐Z 2.5 4:00
14 Blue Magic
Jay‐Z 2.35 4:08
15 American Gangster
Jay‐Z 2.5 3:41

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Minyoung Chang (track 15)
Lisa E. Kim (track 15)
Matthew Lehmann (track 15)
Elizabeth Lim (track 15)
Sarah O'Boyle (track 15)
Sandra Park (track 15)
Jeanine Wynton (track 15)
Sharon Yamada (track 15)
cello:
Jeanne LeBlanc (track 15)
Eileen Moon (track 15)
bass guitar:
bass guitar and guitar:
Ed "Wolverine" Goldson (tracks 5, 7, 9)
James Lewis (jazz guitarist) (track 2)
bass guitar, keyboard and strings:
trumpet:
Keyon Harrold (tracks 6, 9)
Cameron Johnson (track 6)
Jeff Kievit (track 15)
viola:
Dawn Hannay (track 15)
Sue Pray (track 15)
drums:
Still Phil (track 15)
Mario Winans (tracks 6, 9)
drums and strings:
Mario Winans (tracks 2–3, 5)
guitar:
Marty Reid (track 1)
percussion:
Bashiri Johnson (tracks 5–7, 9)
keyboard, piano, Rhodes piano and strings:
alto saxophone:
Andy Snitzer (track 15)
bass clarinet and bass trombone:
Aaron Johnson (Jazz trombonist) (track 2)
tenor saxophone:
Charles Pillow (track 15)
trombone:
Michael Davis (US jazz trombonist) (track 15)
Saunders Sermons (track 6)
additional strings:
Timon Abuptah (track 1)
additional piano:
Canei Finch (track 15)
additional engineer:
Heather Boyden (track 5)
Michelle Figueroa (track 5)
Andy Geel (tracks 2, 7)
Matt Testa (tracks 6, 9)
additional guest background vocals:
Bilal (US jazz/neo-soul vocalist Bilal Oliver) (track 13)
Juan "OG" Perez (NY, US-based Baseline Studios & club owner) (track 12)
Rhonda Robinson (track 11)
additional guest vocals:
Beyoncé (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) (tracks 2, 6)
Carmen Cameron (track 7)
Cassie (American R&B artist Cassie Ventura) (tracks 6–7)
Shannon Jones (track 9)
A.J. Walker (track 7)
Kanye West (track 6)
Pharrell Williams (track 14)
Angel Wood (track 1)
additional mixer:
Steve "Rock Star" Dickey (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Josh Houghkirk (track 13)
Anthony Palazzole (track 9)
DJ Swivel (Canadian producer Jordan Young) (tracks 4, 8, 11–12, 14)
Andrew Wright (US hip hop-oriented recording engineer) (tracks 10, 15)
additional programming:
Drew Money (track 4)
additionally recorded by:
DJ Swivel (Canadian producer Jordan Young) (track 8)
Hart Gunther (tracks 8, 14)
arranger:
Idris Elba (track 1)
co-producer:
No I.D. (US hip hop/R&B producer) (track 13)
Mario Winans (track 3)
Idris Elba (track 1)
Jermaine Dupri (track 12)
composer:
Derrick Baker (track 4)
Bosco Mann (track 6)
Thomas Brenneck (track 6)
Tom Brock (track 11)
Dwayne Carter (track 4)
Shawn Carter (tracks 2–15)
Sean Combs (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Levar Coppin (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Aldrin Davis (track 11)
Michael Deller (track 6)
Larry Ellis (track 12)
Terry Ellis (US R&B singer, member of En Vogue) (track 14)
Denzil Foster (track 14)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Dwight Grant (track 10)
Dave Guy (track 6)
Alan Hawkshaw (track 2)
Cindy Herron (track 14)
Tony Hester (track 13)
Ernie Isley (track 10)
Marvin Isley (track 10)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 10)
Ronald Isley (track 10)
Rudolph Isley (track 10)
Chris Jasper (track 10)
Maxine Jones (track 14)
Nasir Jones (track 12)
Bernhard Kaun (track 14)
Rudy Love (track 7)
Deleno Matthews (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Curtis Mayfield (track 15)
Thomas McElroy (track 14)
Leon Michels (track 6)
P. Diddy (rapper Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, artist name as of 2001) (track 5)
Dawn Robinson (track 14)
Justin Smith (hip hop producer aka Just Blaze) (tracks 10, 15)
David Stone (co-writer of Willie Hale of 70s soul, "Get Into the Party Life") (track 9)
Leon Ware (track 3)
Barry White (track 5)
Ernest Wilson (US hip hop/R&B producer NO I.D.) (track 12)
Pharrell Williams (tracks 8, 14)
Jermaine Dupri (track 13)
editor:
guest background vocals:
Keon Bryce (track 3)
guest vocals:
Beanie Sigel (track 10)
Carmen Cameron (track 2)
Cheri Dennis (track 2)
Leisa Johnson (track 2)
Shannon Jones (track 2)
Lil Wayne (American rapper) (track 4)
Jayms Madison (tracks 2, 5)
Nas (US rapper) (track 12)
Adonis Shropshire (track 2)
A.J. Walker (track 2)
mixer:
DURO (mix engineer Ken Ifill) (tracks 4–5, 7–8, 11–12, 14)
Jermaine Dupri (track 13)
Chad Hugo (track 8)
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton (tracks 10, 15)
Phil Tan (track 13)
Victor AbiJaoudi II (tracks 2–3, 6, 9)
performer:
Bigg D (producer Derrick Baker) (track 4)
producer:
Bigg D (producer Derrick Baker) (track 4)
Chris Flame (track 1)
Just Blaze (tracks 10, 15)
LV (US hip hop producer Levar Coppin) (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
The Neptunes (US producer duo Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams) (tracks 8, 14)
No I.D. (US hip hop/R&B producer) (track 12)
P. Diddy (rapper Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, artist name as of 2001) (tracks 2–3, 6–7, 9)
Sean C (US turntablist/hip hop producer, with The Hitmen) (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
DJ Toomp (track 11)
Jermaine Dupri (track 13)
recorded by:
Steve "Rock Star" Dickey (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton (tracks 2–3, 5–9, 11–15)
DJ Swivel (Canadian producer Jordan Young) (track 11)
Andrew Wright (US hip hop-oriented recording engineer) (track 15)
Victor AbiJaoudi II (tracks 2–3, 5–7, 9)
Angel Aponte (track 4)
Ced Hollywood (track 4)
Andrew Coleman (recording/mix engineer, Neptunes-associated) (tracks 8, 14)
Drew Money (track 4)
Seth Firkins (track 1)
Derrick Selby (recording engineer) (track 11)
Ryan West (track 15)
vocals:
Idris Elba (track 1)
JAY Z (US rapper, formerly Jay-Z) (tracks 2–15)
mash-ups:
Air Roc by Minty Fresh Beats (track 6)
remixes:
American Dreamin' by Mike Love (2008) (track 3)
Ignorant Shit by Mike Love (2008) (track 10)
Success by Mike Love (2008) (track 12)
Say Hello by Mike Love (2008) (track 11)
I Know by Mike Love (2008) (track 8)
American Gangster by Mike Love (2008) (track 15)
Sweet by Mike Love (2008) (track 7)
Roc Boyz by Mike Love (2008) (track 6)
Blue Magic by Mike Love (2008) (track 14)
Intro by Mike Love (2008) (track 1)
No Hook by Mike Love (2008) (track 5)
Hello Brooklyn by Mike Love (2008) (track 4)
Pray by Mike Love (2008) (track 2)
Party Life by Mike Love (2008) (track 9)
Falling by Mike Love (2008) (track 13)
sampled by:
Roth Boys by Asher Roth (track 6)
X-Y-Z by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban (track 5)
samples:
Fell for You by The Dramatics (track 13)
Hold On by En Vogue (track 14)
Love Serenade by Barry White (track 5)
New Earth by Hank Marvin (track 2)
recording of:
American Dreamin' (track 3)
American Gangster (track 15)
Blue Magic (track 14)
Fallin' (track 13)
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (track 4)
I Know (track 8)
Ignorant Shit (track 10)
No Hook (track 5)
Party Life (track 9)
Pray (track 2)
Say Hello (track 11)
Success (track 12)
Sweet (track 7)

Release

additional photography: Hype Williams (music video director)
art direction: Shawn Carter
JP Robinson
design/illustration: Shawn Carter
JP Robinson
executive producer: Shawn Carter
Antonio M. Reid
legal representation: Michael Guido
Jennifer Justice
mastering: Tony Dawsey
photography: Arthur Elgort
JP Robinson
ASIN: US: B000WCDI6O [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/1133742 [info]