Tracklist

CD 1: 1984 // 1988
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rock the Bells
LL Cool J 4:32
2 It's the Beat
Hollis Crew 4:14
3 Bring the Noise
Public Enemy 3:45
4 Paul Revere
Beastie Boys 3.65 3:41
5 The Rain
Oran ‘Juice’ Jones 5:07
6 Going Back to Cali
LL Cool J 4 4:09
7 Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys 3.6 2:38
8 It's Yours
T La Rock feat. Jazzy Jay 4:21
9 I Need Love
LL Cool J 5 5:22
10 Children's Story
Slick Rick 3 3:58
11 The Gas Face (remix)
3rd Bass 2:08
12 Fight the Power
Public Enemy 4:36
CD 2: 1989 // 1993
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J 5 4:49
2 Gold Digger
EPMD 5:02
3 Pop Goes the Weasel
3rd Bass 3:54
4 Daddy's Little Girl
Nikki D 4:26
5 Room to Breathe
Downtown Science 4:10
6 Time 4 Sum Aksion
Redman 3:26
7 Slam
Onyx 3:37
8 Deeper
Boss feat. Papa Juggy 3:58
9 Crossover
EPMD 3:48
10 Bring the Pain
Method Man 5 3:09
11 Hip Hop Junkies
Nice & Smooth 3:25
12 Regulate
Warren G feat. Nate Dogg 4.65 4:09
CD 3: 1994 // 1998
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 This Is How We Do It
Montell Jordan 5 3:54
2 Stand Up
Ludacris feat. Shawnna 3:34
3 Holla Holla
Ja Rule 4:23
4 Touch Me Tease Me
Case feat. Foxy Brown 3:50
5 I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By
Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige 5:09
6 Get Me Home
Foxy Brown feat. Blackstreet 3:48
7 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Jay-Z 3.15 4:00
8 Get at Me Dog
DMX feat. Sheek 3:07
9 Doin' It
LL Cool J 4:57
10 Da Rockwilder
Method Man & Redman 2:19
11 Party Up (Up in Here)
DMX 4:33
12 Tell 'em
Erick Sermon 2:35
CD 4: 1999 // 2003
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 99 Problems
Jay-Z 3:55
2 Thong Song
Sisqó 4:11
3 Just Friends (Sunny)
Musiq 4:11
4 Put It on Me
Ja Rule feat. Vita 4:23
5 Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)
Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z, Twista & Missy Elliott 4:54
6 Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
Jay-Z 4:01
7 The Truth
Beanie Sigel 4:10
8 Oh Boy
Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana 3:28
9 Guess Who's Back
Scarface feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel 4:03
10 What We Do
Freeway feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel 3:49
11 Southern Hospitality
Ludacris feat. Pharrell 5:02
12 Jesus Walks
Kanye West 3:20
CD 5: 2004 // 2008
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Gold Digger
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx 3:28
2 And Then What
Young Jeezy feat. Mannie Fresh 4:07
3 There It Go (The Whistle Song)
Juelz Santana 3:01
4 Hustlin'
Rick Ross 4:15
5 Back Like That
Ghostface Killah feat. Ne‐Yo 4:03
6 So Sick
Ne‐Yo 3.35 3:28
7 Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas feat. will.i.am 3:46
8 Don't Feel Right
The Roots feat. Maimouna Youssef 4:46
9 Umbrella
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z 3.4 4:33
10 Make Me Better
Fabolous feat. Ne‐Yo 4:14
11 Shawty Is da Sh*!
The‐Dream 3:51
12 Put On
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West 5:21

Credits

CD 1: 1984 // 1988

co-producer:
Beastie Boys (tracks 4, 7)
composer:
Steven Ettinger (track 9)
James Todd Smith (track 9)
Darryl Pierce (track 9)
Rick Rubin (tracks 4, 7)
Joseph Simmons (US rapper Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C) (track 4)
Dwayne Simon (track 9)
Adam Horovitz (track 4)
engineer:
Steve Ett (tracks 4, 7)
lyricist:
Joseph Simmons (US rapper Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C) (track 4)
Darryl McDaniels (Rapper Darryl McDaniels) (track 4)
Michael Diamond (aka Mike D of the Beastie Boys) (track 7)
Adam Horovitz (tracks 4, 7)
Adam Yauch (track 7)
mastering:
Howie Weinberg (tracks 4, 7)
performer:
Jazzy Jay (track 8)
producer:
LA Posse (track 9)
James Todd Smith (track 9)
Rick Rubin (tracks 4, 6–7)
writer:
James Todd Smith (track 6)
Rick Rubin (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Def Jam Recordings (1986) (tracks 4, 7)
Def Jam Records, Inc. (1987) (track 9)
Def Jam Records, Inc. (1988) (track 6)
publisher:
sampled by:
That’s Right by Girl Talk (track 4)
The Boss by Rick Ross feat. T‐Pain (track 4)
samples:
Bring It Here by Wild Sugar (track 7)
recording of:
Brass Monkey (track 7)
Going Back to Cali (track 6)
I Need Love (track 9)
Paul Revere (track 4)

CD 2: 1989 // 1993

additional mixer:
John Morris (engineer) (track 12)
additional performer:
Nate Dogg (track 12)
assistant mixer:
J. Nicolas (track 10)
assistant producer:
co-producer:
James Todd Smith (track 1)
editor:
John Philip Shenale (track 12)
engineer:
J. Gamble (member of the SD50s) (track 3)
guest guitar:
Andreas Straub (track 12)
guest keyboard:
Greg Geitzenauer (track 12)
guest lead vocals:
Nate Dogg (track 12)
instruments:
Suga Pop (track 3)
lead vocals:
Warren Griffin (track 12)
mixer:
J. Gamble (member of the SD50s) (track 3)
Greg Geitzenauer (track 12)
Richard Keller (track 10)
performer:
Nate Dogg (track 12)
producer:
3rd Bass (track 3)
Marlon Williams (QB hip hop producer & DJ of Juice Crew) (track 1)
RZA (US rapper / producer) (track 10)
Warren Griffin (track 12)
recording engineer:
RZA (US rapper / producer) (track 10)
Greg Geitzenauer (track 12)
writer:
G. Bauchamp (songwriter) (track 3)
M. Berrin (track 3)
J. Dajani (track 3)
Robert Diggs, Jr. (hip hop producer/rapper The RZA) (track 10)
H. Fuqua (track 3)
P. Gabriel (track 3)
J. Gamble (member of the SD50s) (track 3)
Nathaniel Hale (track 12)
James Todd Smith (track 1)
Marlon Williams (QB hip hop producer & DJ of Juice Crew) (track 1)
Clifford Smith (Staten Island, NY - Rapper - Wu-Tang Clan, Red&Meth) (track 10)
P. Nash (US rapper aka Pete Nice) (track 3)
D. Ross (track 3)
Warren Griffin (track 12)
S. Wonder (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1990) (track 3)
Def Jam Records, Inc. (1991) (track 1)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1991) (track 3)
Def Jam Recordings (2015) (track 3)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (track 3)
Clyde Pearl Music (track 3)
Def Jam Music (track 3)
Jobete Music Co. (track 3)
Ramecca Publishing (track 10)
Wu-Tang Publishing (track 10)
recorded at:
mash-ups:
music videos:
Regulate (music video) by Warren G (track 12)
remixes:
Slam (Bionyx remix) by Onyx (track 7)
sampled by:
No More Pain by 2Pac (track 10)
samples:
Eminence Front by The Who (track 3)
later parody versions:
[untitled] (track 1)
recording of:
Bring the Pain (Method Man) (track 10)
Regulate (track 12)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3: 1994 // 1998

mixer:
Ken "DURO" Ifill (track 7)
performer:
Blackstreet (track 6)
Mary J. Blige (track 5)
Foxy Brown (Rapper) (track 4)
Shawnna (US rapper Rashawnna Guy, the “Queen of Chicago”) (track 2)
Sheek Louch (track 8)
producer:
Mark 45 King (track 7)
recording engineer:
Paul Falcon (track 7)
writer:
Martin Charnin (track 7)
Shawn Carter (US rapper) (track 7)
Mark James (real name of The 45 King) (track 7)
Montell Jordan (track 1)
Oji Pierce (track 1)
Charles Strouse (track 7)
Ricky Walters (US rapper Slick Rick) (track 1)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 1)
mixed at:
recorded at:
mash-ups:
samples:
It’s the Hard‐Knock Life (Annie, 1977 original Broadway cast) by Andrea McArdle, Orphans (track 7)
recording of:

CD 4: 1999 // 2003

composer:
Miri Ben‐Ari (track 12)
JAY-Z (US rapper) (track 1)
Norman Landsberg (track 1)
Rick Rubin (track 1)
Billy Squier (track 1)
Kanye West (track 12)
Felix Pappalardi (track 1)
John Ventura (track 1)
Leslie Weinstein (track 1)
lyricist:
JAY-Z (US rapper) (track 1)
Norman Landsberg (track 1)
Rick Rubin (track 1)
Billy Squier (track 1)
Felix Pappalardi (track 1)
John Ventura (track 1)
Leslie Weinstein (track 1)
performer:
Missy Elliott (track 5)
JAY-Z (US rapper) (tracks 5, 9–10)
Juelz Santana (track 8)
Beanie Sigel (tracks 9–10)
Twista (US rapper) (track 5)
Vita (US R&B/hip-hop vocalist LaVita Raynor) (track 4)
Pharrell Williams (track 11)
is based on:
99 Problems (track 1)
is the basis for:
99 Problems (track 1)
recording of:
99 Problems (track 1)
Jesus Walks (track 12)

CD 5: 2004 // 2008

membranophone programming:
Christopher Stewart (Producer, C. "Tricky" Stewart) (track 9)
keyboard:
Christopher Stewart (Producer, C. "Tricky" Stewart) (track 9)
additional writer:
John Bettis (track 6)
Steve Porcaro (track 6)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Rihanna (Barbadian R&B/pop singer) (track 9)
composer:
Kuk Harrell (track 9)
Christopher Stewart (Producer, C. "Tricky" Stewart) (track 9)
The‐Dream (US singer, songwriter & RnB producer Terius Youngdell Nash) (track 9)
guest vocals:
JAY-Z (US rapper) (track 9)
lyricist:
The‐Dream (US singer, songwriter & RnB producer Terius Youngdell Nash) (track 9)
mixer:
Manny Marroquin (track 9)
performer:
Jamie Foxx (Actor, comedian, and singer) (track 1)
Mannie Fresh (track 2)
Ne‐Yo (tracks 5, 10)
Kanye West (track 12)
Maimouna Youssef (track 8)
will.i.am (track 7)
JAY-Z (US rapper) (track 9)
producer:
Kuk Harrell (track 9)
Christopher Stewart (Producer, C. "Tricky" Stewart) (track 9)
recording engineer:
Kuk Harrell (track 9)
writer:
V. Brown (hip hop producer Xtreme) (track 5)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 1)
Dennis Coles (track 5)
Douglas Gibbs (track 5)
Tor Erik Hermansen (track 6)
Willie Hutch (track 5)
Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind & Fire drummer) (track 5)
Renald Richard (track 1)
Justin Smith (hip hop producer aka Just Blaze) (track 5)
Shaffer Smith (tracks 5–6)
Kanye West (track 1)
JAY-Z (US rapper) (track 5)
publisher:
John Bettis Music (track 6)
Mijac Music (track 1)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 6)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 6)
music videos:
Umbrella by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z (track 9)
remixes:
sampled by:
later parody versions:
Bone Digger (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Sateenvarjo (parody of Umbrella) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Paraply (track 9)
recording of:
Back Like That (track 5)
Gold Digger (track 1)
So Sick (track 6)
Umbrella (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Polkarama! (track 1)