Annotation

Remastered album includes two additional tracks and a bonus DVD with 5 videos.

Credits not added from liner (all are specific to the remaster):
Project Manager: Gwendolyn Niles
Marketing Direction: Tracey Waples & Alison Stanley

Annotation last modified on 2009-12-22 09:44 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Intro
3:24
2 Things Done Changed
3:58
3 Gimme the Loot
4:46
4 Machine Gun Funk
4:16
5 Warning
3:40
6 Ready to Die
4:25
7 One More Chance
4:43
8 Fuck Me (interlude)
1:31
9 The What
5 3:57
10 Juicy
5 5:03
11 Everyday Struggle
5:19
12 Me & My Bitch
4:00
13 Big Poppa
4:13
14 Respect
2 5:21
15 Friend of Mine
3:28
16 Unbelievable
3:44
17 Suicidal Thoughts
2:50
18 Who Shot Ya
5:19
19 Just Playing (Dreams)
2:43
DVD-Video 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Juicy
4:09
2 Big Poppa
4:14
3 Warning
3:35
4 One More Chance
4:15
5 Unbelievable (live performance in Atlanta)
2:30

Credits

CD 1

additional guest background vocals:
Sybil Pennix (track 12)
additional guest vocals:
Faith Evans (track 18)
Total (American female R&B group) (track 10)
additional mixer:
Alonzo Vargas (track 6)
additional programming:
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 18)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 5)
guest vocals:
Diana King (track 14)
Method Man (track 9)
lyricist:
Hal David (track 5)
mixer:
Bill Esses (track 9)
Richard Keller (tracks 4, 6)
Prince Charles Alexander (Funk artist, member of the the City Beat Band) (track 8)
Eddie Sancho (track 16)
Bassy Bob Brockmann (tracks 1–2, 15, 17)
Greg Pinto (track 3)
Mario Rodriguez (mix/recording engineer) (tracks 10, 14)
Rich Travali (tracks 5, 7, 11–13)
performer:
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12)
producer:
The Bluez Brothers (hip hop production duo, Norman & Digga) (tracks 7, 11–12)
Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy) (tracks 1, 7–8, 10, 12–14, 18)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (tracks 3–6, 9, 15)
Lord Finesse (track 17)
Nashiem Myrick (track 18)
Chris Martin (track 16)
Darnell Scott (track 2)
Rashad Smith (track 19)
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12–13)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (tracks 10, 14)
recorded by:
Bill Esses (track 9)
Prince Charles Alexander (Funk artist, member of the the City Beat Band) (track 8)
Bassy Bob Brockmann (tracks 1–2, 4, 15, 17)
Norty Cotto (track 16)
Greg Pinto (track 3)
Mario Rodriguez (mix/recording engineer) (tracks 6, 10, 14)
Rich Travali (tracks 5, 7, 11, 13)
John Wydrycs (track 12)
vocals:
Christopher Wallace (tracks 2–19)
Lil’ Kim (US rapper Kimberly Denise Jones) (track 8)
Total (American female R&B group) (track 7)
writer:
Ronald Bell (track 15)
Black Mamba (80s garage house/disco, track "Vicious") (track 15)
Don Boyce (track 15)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 15)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 14)
Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy) (tracks 6–8, 10, 12, 18)
Dupré Kelly (track 4)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (tracks 3–6, 9, 15)
Keith Elam (tracks 3–4)
Reginald Ellis (tracks 7, 11–12)
Al'Terik Wardrick (track 4)
Norman Glover (tracks 7, 11–12)
Dave Grusin (track 11)
Robert Hall, Jr. (hip hop producer Lord Finesse) (track 17)
Bryan Higgins (NY rapper, aka Charlie Brown) (track 3)
Ernie Isley (track 13)
Marvin Isley (track 13)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 13)
Ronald Isley (track 13)
Rudolph Isley (track 13)
James Jackson (US rapper Dinco D) (track 3)
Chris Jasper (track 13)
Kirk Jones (track 3)
R. Kelly (track 16)
Diana King (track 14)
Kevin Hansford (track 4)
Barbara Mason (track 6)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (track 11)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 10)
Nashiem Myrick (track 18)
Otha Nash (track 15)
Christopher Wallace (tracks 2–19)
Chris Martin (tracks 3–4, 16)
Kevin Scott (Engineer) (track 2)
Claydes Smith (track 15)
Clifford Smith (Method Man) (track 9)
Rashad Smith (track 19)
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. (performs as Busta Rhymes) (track 3)
Malik Isaac Taylor (track 3)
Tyrone Taylor (US rapper, Sonsee, of Onyx) (track 3)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool) (track 15)
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12)
Richard Westfield (track 15)
Marlon Williams (US hip hop producer Marley Marl) (track 4)
Allie Wrubel (track 18)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 10)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
A.W.O.L. by RBX (track 10)
Clips in My Pocket by Iras (track 5)
Death by Cam'ron (track 17)
Follow My Life by Obie Trice (track 13)
Power Trip by Lecrae feat. PRo, Sho Baraka & Andy Mineo (track 10)
Round & Round by 702 (track 4)
Weekend by Daz Dillinger feat. Johnta Austin (track 13)
What's Going On by Canibus (track 13)
samples:
Blues & Pants by James Brown (track 19)
Coldblooded by James Brown (track 3)
Either Way by Dave Grusin (track 11)
Feenin’ by Jodeci (track 8)
Juicy Fruit by Mtume (track 10)
Lil’ Ghetto Boy by Dr. Dre (track 2)
Lonely Fire by Miles Davis (track 17)
Remind Me by Patrice Rushen (track 16)
Superfly by Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
Throw Ya Gunz by Onyx (track 3)
Top Billin’ by Audio Two (track 1)
Vapors by Biz Markie (track 2)
Vicious by Black Mamba (track 15)
Walk On By by Isaac Hayes (track 5)
is based on:
Between the Sheets (track 13)
is the basis for:
Cabinet Battle #2 (Hamilton: An American Musical) (track 10)
later parody versions:
Zimboouicy! (track 10)
part of:
Coast Is Clear (track 13)
recording of:
Big Poppa (track 13)
Everyday Struggle (track 11)
Friend of Mine (track 15)
Gimme the Loot (track 3)
Juicy (track 10)
Machine Gun Funk (track 4)
Me & My Bitch (track 12)
One More Chance (track 7)
Ready to Die (track 6)
Respect (track 14)
Suicidal Thoughts (track 17)
The What (track 9)
Unbelievable (track 16)
Warning (track 5)
Who Shot Ya (track 18)

Release

additional editor: Conrad "Rad" Dimanche
Andy Geel
Daniel Mitchell
additional executive producer: Mr. Cee
Harve Pierre
executive producer: Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy)
legal representation: Martha Georghiou
Kenneth Meiselas
photography: Butch Belair
remaster of: Ready to Die
Ready to Die
Ready to Die
ASIN: US: B0002GTWYW [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/299634 [info]