Annotation

Credits not added from liners (would apply to both discs):
Recording Administration: Vol. S. Davis III
Marketing: Chaka Pilgrim & Suzanne Burge
Management: Roc-a-Fella Management
Business Affairs for Roc-A-Fella: Ian Allen, Jeff Kempler, Brian Robinson & Antoinette Trotman

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-21 10:27 .

Tracklist

CD 1: The Gift
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Dream
Jay‐Z feat. Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. 3.25 4:12
2 Hovi Baby
Jay‐Z 1.65 4:21
3 The Watcher 2
Jay‐Z feat. Dr. Dre, Rakim & Truth Hurts 2 5:57
4 '03 Bonnie & Clyde
Jay‐Z feat. Beyoncé 2.4 3:26
5 Excuse Me Miss
Jay‐Z 1.35 4:41
6 What They Gonna Do
Jay‐Z feat. Sean Paul 1.35 4:54
7 All Around the World
Jay‐Z feat. LaToiya Williams 1.35 3:53
8 Poppin' Tags
Jay‐Z feat. Big Boi, Killer Mike & Twista 1.5 6:00
9 Fuck All Nite
Jay‐Z 1 4:19
10 The Bounce
Jay‐Z 1.35 4:19
11 I Did It My Way
Jay‐Z 1 3:42
CD 2: The Curse
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Diamond Is Forever
Jay‐Z 2 3:56
2 Guns & Roses
Jay‐Z feat. Lenny Kravitz 2.5 4:25
3 U Don't Know (remix)
Jay‐Z feat. M.O.P. 3.5 4:27
4 Meet the Parents
Jay‐Z 2 4:59
5 Some How Some Way
Jay‐Z feat. Beanie Sigel & Scarface 2 5:38
6 Some People Hate
Jay‐Z 2.5 4:32
7 Blueprint²
Jay‐Z 3 4:49
8 Nigga Please
Jay‐Z feat. Young Chris 1 4:38
9 2 Many Hoes
Jay‐Z 1.65 3:34
10 As One
Jay‐Z feat. Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Sparks & Rell 1 3:49
11 A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier
Jay‐Z 1 4:42
12 Show You How
Jay‐Z 1 2:59
13 Bitches & Sisters
Jay‐Z 2 2:39
14 What They Gonna Do, Part II
Jay‐Z 1.35 3:47

Credits

CD 1: The Gift

bass guitar:
Debra Killings (track 8)
bass guitar and keyboard:
Eric "E-Bass" Johnson (hip hop guitarist & producer) (track 8)
bass guitar, guitar family and keyboard:
Eric "E-Bass" Johnson (hip hop guitarist & producer) (track 1)
keyboard:
Camara Kambon (track 3)
Rhodes piano:
Scott Storch (track 3)
turntable:
Just Blaze (track 1)
guitar family and keyboard:
Mike Elizondo (track 3)
additional guest background vocals:
Terri (vocalist, Dr. Dre-associated) (track 3)
additional guest vocals:
Debra Killings (track 8)
Sleepy Brown (track 8)
Tanisha Carnes (track 9)
Christy Love (vocalist) (track 2)
LaToiya Williams (track 7)
additional mixer:
Warren Bletcher (track 8)
Steve Penny (tracks 6, 10)
additional recording engineer:
Ruben Rivera (engineer) (track 3)
Thomas Rounds (track 3)
John Tyree (engineer) (track 3)
guest background vocals:
Truth Hurts (track 3)
guest vocals:
Andre Young (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 3)
Carl Terrell Mitchell (US rapper) (track 8)
Faith Evans (track 1)
Killer Mike (track 8)
Sean Paul (Jamaican reggae/dancehall artist) (track 6)
Rakim (track 3)
Raje Shwari (track 10)
mixer:
Andre Young (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 3)
DURO (mix engineer Ken Ifill) (tracks 1, 7)
Jimmy Douglass (engineer) (tracks 6, 10)
John Frye (hip hop / R&B mix engineer) (track 8)
Jason Goldstein (track 4)
Rich Travali (tracks 5, 9)
Doug Wilson (engineer) (track 2)
performer:
Eric "E-Bass" Johnson (hip hop guitarist & producer) (track 4)
Kanye West (track 10)
Pharrell Williams (track 5)
LaToiya Williams (track 7)
producer:
Big Chuck (track 11)
Andre Young (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 3)
Jimi Kendrix (track 11)
Just Blaze (track 2)
The Neptunes (US producer duo Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams) (tracks 5, 9)
No I.D. (US hip hop/R&B producer) (track 7)
Timothy Mosley (tracks 6, 10)
Kanye West (tracks 1, 4, 8)
recording engineer:
Jimmy Douglass (engineer) (tracks 6, 10)
Priest “Soopafly” Brooks (US rapper, producer & engineer) (track 7)
Andrew Coleman (recording/mix engineer, Neptunes-associated) (tracks 5, 9)
Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton (tracks 1–7, 9, 11)
Shane "Bermuda" Woodley (tracks 4, 8)
vocals:
Shawn Carter (US rapper) (tracks 1–11)
Beyoncé (US singer, songwriter, record producer & actress) (track 4)
writer:
Tupac Amaru Shakur (US rapper) (track 4)
Paul Anka (track 11)
Kenneth Edmonds (R&B musician Kenny Edmonds) (track 2)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 7)
Bootsy Collins (US funk musician & songwriter) (track 7)
Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy) (track 1)
Andre Young (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 3)
Claude François (track 11)
Darryl “Big D” Harper (US hip hop producer) (track 4)
Bruce Hawes (track 7)
Edwin Hawkins (track 7)
Chad Hugo (tracks 5, 9)
Tyrone Wrice (track 4)
Shawn Carter (US rapper) (tracks 1–11)
Joseph Jefferson (70s soul/funk) (track 7)
Jimi Kendrix (track 11)
J.S. Theracon (track 7)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 1)
No I.D. (US hip hop/R&B producer) (track 7)
Jean-Claude Olivier (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 1)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 4)
Michael Render (track 8)
Jacques Revaux (track 11)
Smokey Robinson (track 8)
Ricardo Rouse (track 4)
Charles Simmons (70s soul/funk) (track 7)
Justin Smith (hip hop producer aka Just Blaze) (track 2)
Charles Stanton (track 11)
Gilles Thibaut (track 11)
Timothy Mosley (tracks 6, 10)
Carl Terrell Mitchell (US rapper) (track 8)
Jim Vitti (track 7)
Kanye West (tracks 1, 4, 8)
Pharrell Williams (tracks 5, 9)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Pride & Pain by DJ Outblast (track 3)
samples:
After All by The Marvelettes (track 8)
Diggin’ on You by TLC (track 2)
My Way (original studio master) by Frank Sinatra (track 11)
Sadie by The Spinners (track 7)
is the basis for:
The Bounce (Cookin’ Soul remix) (track 10)
recording of:
A Dream (track 1)
Excuse Me Miss (track 5)
Fuck All Nite (track 9)
Hovi Baby (track 2)
I Did It My Way (track 11)
Poppin' Tags (track 8)
The Bounce (track 10)
The Watcher 2 (track 3)
What They Gonna Do (track 6)

CD 2: The Curse

guitar family:
Eric "E-Bass" Johnson (hip hop guitarist & producer) (track 4)
additional guest vocals:
Marc Dorsey (track 11)
Michelle Rosario (track 1)
additional mixer:
Steve Penny (track 9)
additional recording engineer:
Steve Penny (track 9)
guest vocals:
Malik Thuston Cox (track 10)
Pedro Zayas (a.k.a. Peedi Crakk) (track 10)
Brad Jordan (US rapper Brad Jordan) (track 5)
Dwight Grant (track 5)
Freeway (US rapper Leslie Pridgen) (track 10)
Lenny Kravitz (track 2)
M.O.P. (track 3)
Omillio Sparks (US rapper, previously "Sparks") (track 10)
Rell (US R&B singer on Roc-a-Fella) (track 10)
Young Chris (US rapper Chris Ries) (track 8)
Young Gunz (US rap duo) (track 10)
mixer:
Lenny Kravitz (track 2)
DURO (mix engineer Ken Ifill) (track 1)
Jimmy Douglass (engineer) (track 9)
Pat Viala (track 14)
Doug Wilson (engineer) (tracks 6, 10)
Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton (tracks 3–4, 7, 12–13)
Rich Travali (tracks 8, 11)
performer:
Malik Thuston Cox (track 9)
Just Blaze (track 4)
Lenny Kravitz (track 2)
M.O.P. (track 3)
producer:
Big Chuck (track 1)
Charlemagne (hip hop producer Henri Charlemagne) (track 7)
Darrell Branch (US hip hop producer Darrell Branch, Mase, Children of the Corn) (track 14)
Dwight Myers (US rapper) (track 2)
Just Blaze (tracks 3–5, 10, 12–13)
The Neptunes (US producer duo Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams) (tracks 8, 11)
Timothy Mosley (track 9)
Kanye West (track 6)
recording engineer:
Jimmy Douglass (engineer) (track 9)
Mike Ging (track 2)
Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7–8, 10–14)
Rich Travali (track 11)
Shane "Bermuda" Woodley (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
remixer:
Just Blaze (track 3)
vocals:
Shawn Carter (US rapper) (tracks 1–14)
writer:
Malik Thuston Cox (track 10)
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 3)
Charlemagne (hip hop producer Henri Charlemagne) (track 7)
Eduardo Del Barrio (track 10)
Darrell Branch (US hip hop producer Darrell Branch, Mase, Children of the Corn) (track 14)
Jamal Grinnage (track 3)
Isaac Hayes (track 13)
Dwight Myers (US rapper) (track 2)
Chad Hugo (tracks 8, 11)
Shawn Carter (US rapper) (tracks 1–14)
Kenneth Johnson (US rapper) (track 10)
John McCrea (track 2)
Michael McGloiry (track 5)
Ennio Morricone (track 7)
Hanif Muhammad (track 10)
Eric Murray (track 3)
Pedro Zayas (a.k.a. Peedi Crakk) (track 10)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 13)
Leslie Pridgen (track 10)
Chris Ries (tracks 8, 10)
Brenda Russell (track 6)
Brian Russell (track 6)
Brad Jordan (US rapper Brad Jordan) (track 5)
Dwight Grant (track 5)
Justin Smith (hip hop producer aka Just Blaze) (tracks 3–5, 10, 12–13)
Charles Stanton (track 1)
Timothy Mosley (track 9)
Kanye West (track 6)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 10)
Verdine White (track 10)
Pharrell Williams (tracks 8, 11)
remix of:
U Don’t Know by Jay‐Z (track 3)
samples:
A Bitch Iz a Bitch by N.W.A (track 13)
Arco Arena by CAKE (track 2)
Fantasy by Earth, Wind & Fire (track 10)
recording of:
2 Many Hoes (track 9)
As One (track 10)
Bitches & Sisters (track 13)
Blueprint² (track 7)
Diamond Is Forever (track 1)
Guns & Roses (track 2)
Meet the Parents (track 4)
Nigga Please (track 8)
Show You How (track 12)
Some How Some Way (track 5)
Some People Hate (track 6)

Release

executive producer: Kareem "Biggs" Burke
Damon Dash
Shawn Carter (US rapper)
legal representation: Michael Guido
Jennifer Justice
mastering: Tony Dawsey
photography: Jonathan Mannion
Rebecca Meek
Albert Watson (Scottish photographer)
ASIN: US: B000078JKX [info]