Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Intro
producer:
James Lackey and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
UR IV Music
Usher0:48
2Yeah!
assistant recording engineer:
Sean Tallman
recording engineer:
Donnie Scantz (American music producer), The Trak Starz and Mark Vinten
miscellaneous support:
Delicia Hassan
artist & repertoire support:
Shakir Stewart
producer:
Sean Garrett and Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith (US southern rap producer/rapper)
mixer:
John Frye (hip hop / R&B mix engineer) and Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith (US southern rap producer/rapper)
additional keyboard [keyboards]:
I. Roc
bass:
LaMarquis Jefferson
additional background vocals:
Sean Garrett and Lil’ Jon (US southern rap producer/rapper)
background vocals:
Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
guest performer:
Ludacris (US rapper & actor)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2003, in 2004)
produced for:
BME Enterprises
recorded at:
Circle House Studios in North Miami, Florida, United States, Larrabee Sound West in West Hollywood, California, United States and Rondor Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Stankonia Recording in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
mash-ups:
Break the Teen Spirit (Britney Spears vs. Nirvana vs. Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland vs. Usher) by Titus Jones, gdgd Low by Truongasm, Please Don’t Stop Britney’s Music! (Rihanna vs. Britney vs. Usher) by Robin Skouteris, Schnipseljagd Monster‐Mash‐Up Vol.1 (intro) (Pharrell feat. Gwen Stefani vs. Fat Joe feat. Nelly vs. No Doubt feat OutKast and Killer Mike vs. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts vs. Nas feat. Lauryn Hill vs. TLC vs. Rihanna vs. Limp Bizkit vs. The Ataris vs. O.A.R. vs Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) by DJ Schmolli, Smokey & The Yeah by Pheugoo, Something Good by nakinyko, Usher Bites the Dust (Usher vs. Queen) by Mix Master Mao, YEA-HOO! (Super Usher Hill) by I am Jemboy, Yeah, Brio by Triple-Q and Yeah, in the Shadows (Usher vs. The Rasmus) by Go Home Productions
recording of:
Yeah! (Usher song)
writer:
Chris Bridges (US rapper & actor), Sean Garrett, James Phillips, LaMarquis Jefferson, Jonathan Smith (US southern rap producer/rapper), Robert McDowell (US hip-hop) and Patrick J. Que Smith (US pop songwriter & producer)
publisher:
Air Control Publishing, Basajamba Music, Christopher Garrett’s Publishing, Christopher Matthew Music, EMI-April Music, Inc., Hitco Music, Hitco South, Lil’ Jon 00017 Music, Ludacris Music Publishing Inc., Me & Marq Music, Music of Windswept, Songs of Windswept, Swole Music and TVT Music
Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris44:11
3Throwback
recording engineer:
Blake Eisman, Ken Lewis (recording engineer and mixer) and Ryan West
producer:
Just Blaze
mixer:
Ken Lewis (recording engineer and mixer)
guitar [guitars]:
E-Bass (hip hop guitarist & producer) and Ken Lewis (recording engineer and mixer)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across), Warner Strategic Marketing and Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
mixed for:
N.Q.C. Management
produced for:
E-Bass Muzik, F.O.B. Entertainment, N.Q.C. Management and Roc The World
recorded at:
Baseline Recording Studios in New York, New York, United States, Hitland in Atlanta, Georgia, United States and Record One Studios in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Baseline Recording Studios in New York, New York, United States
samples:
You’re Gonna Need Me by Dionne Warwick
recording of:
Throwback
writer:
Richard P. Butler, Jr., Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland (Motown songwriter, lyricist of Holland‐Dozier‐Holland songwriting team), Brian Holland (Motown producer & songwriter), Justin Smith, Patrick J. Que Smith (US pop songwriter & producer) and Richard Wylie
publisher:
Christopher Matthew Music, F.O.B. Music Publishing, Gold Forever Music Inc., Hitco Music, Mil York City Music, N.Q.C. Music Publishing, Songs of Universal Inc. and Songs of Windswept
Usher4:02
4Confessions (interlude)
producer:
Valdez Brantley, Juan Johnny Najera, Aaron Spears, Arthur Strong and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
Usher1:17
5Confessions, Part 2
assistant recording engineer:
Tadd Mingo (a.k.a. “Rowdy Rik”; writer and technical)
recording engineer:
Brian Frye and John Horesco IV
co-producer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter)
producer:
Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ)
assistant mixer:
John Horesco IV
mixer:
Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ) and Phil Tan (Malaysian-American audio engineer)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
Blackbaby Inc. and So So Def Productions, Inc.
recorded at:
Right Track Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States and Southside Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
mixed at:
Southside Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
recording of:
Confessions, Part 2
writer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter), Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Babyboy’s Little Publishing Co., EMI-April Music, Inc., Noontime South, Shaniah Cymone Music, UR IV Music and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
Usher33:50
6Burn
assistant recording engineer:
Tadd Mingo (a.k.a. “Rowdy Rik”; writer and technical)
recording engineer:
Brian Frye
producer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter) and Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ)
assistant mixer:
John Horesco IV
mixer:
Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ) and Phil Tan (Malaysian-American audio engineer)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
Blackbaby Inc. and So So Def Productions, Inc.
recorded at and mixed at:
Southside Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
DJ-mixes:
Nice Fixtures! by DraculaZombieUSA
music videos:
Burn by Usher
recording of:
Burn
writer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter), Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Babyboy’s Little Publishing Co., EMI-April Music, Inc., Noontime South, Shaniah Cymone Music, UR IV Music and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
Usher3.354:17
7Caught Up
recording engineer:
Vince DeLorenzo
producer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd) and Ryan Toby
mixer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal) and Jon Smeltz
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
Vidal/Dre Productions
recorded at:
Doppler Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
mixed at:
The Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
recording of:
Caught Up
writer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd) and Ryan Toby
publisher:
Dirty Dre Music, Double Oh Eight, EMI April Music Inc., Hitco South, Music of Windswept, Pladis Music Publishing, PoohBZ Publishing and Universal Publishing Inc.
Usher3:45
8Superstar (interlude)
producer:
Valdez Brantley, Juan Johnny Najera, Aaron Spears, Arthur Strong and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
Usher1:05
9Superstar
recording engineer:
Vince DeLorenzo
producer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd) and Ryan Toby
mixer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal) and Jon Smeltz
phonographic copyright by:
Motown (Motown Records), Universal Music Enterprises (not for release label use; catalog/reissue division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) and Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
Vidal/Dre Productions
recorded at:
Zach Digital in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
mixed at:
The Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
samples:
Mack’s Stroll / The Getaway (Chase Scene) by Willie Hutch
recording of:
Superstar
writer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Nyticka Hemingway, Willie Hutch, Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd), Ryan Toby and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
925, Dirty Dre Music, Double Oh Eight, EMI-April Music, Inc., Hitco South, Jobete Music Co. Inc., Music of Windswept, Pladis Music Publishing, Pooda's Music, PoohBZ Publishing, Universal Publishing Inc. and UR IV Music
is based on:
Mack’s Stroll/The Getaway (Chase Scene)
Usher3:30
10Truth Hurts
assistant recording engineer:
Ghian Wright
recording engineer:
Ian Cross and Matt Marin
additional engineer:
John Hanes (audio engineer, mixer)
co-producer:
Bobby Ross Avila and IZ
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
assistant mixer:
Tim Roberts (engineer)
mixer:
Serban Ghenea
bass, drums (drum set) [drums] and Moog [moog bass]:
IZ
guitar and turntable [scratches]:
Bobby Ross Avila and IZ
strings and Wurlitzer electric piano [Wurlitzer]:
Bobby Ross Avila
background vocals:
Tony “Prof” Tolbert and Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
A.B. Experience and Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
recorded at:
Flyte Tyme West in Santa Monica, California, United States and The Village Recorders (aka The Village Recorder) in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
recording of:
Truth Hurts
writer:
Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, James Harris III, Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Defenders Of Music, EMI-April Music, Inc., Flyte Tyme Tunes, Sublime Basement Tunes and UR IV Music
Usher3:52
11Simple Things
recording engineer:
Matt Marrin
additional engineer:
John Hanes (audio engineer, mixer)
co-producer:
Bobby Ross Avila and IZ
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
assistant mixer:
Tim Roberts (engineer)
mixer:
Serban Ghenea
drums (drum set) [drums] and percussion:
IZ
guitar, keyboard [keyboards] and piano:
Bobby Ross Avila
instruments:
James “Big Jim” Wright
Rhodes piano [Rhodes]:
Jimmy Jam
background vocals:
Darcy Aldridge, Bobby Ross Avila and Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
A.B. Experience and Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
recorded at:
Flyte Tyme West in Santa Monica, California, United States and The Village Recorders (aka The Village Recorder) in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
recording of:
Simple Things
writer:
Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, James Harris III, Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Defenders Of Music, EMI-April Music, Inc., Flyte Tyme Tunes, Sublime Basement Tunes and UR IV Music
Usher4:58
12Bad Girl
additional recording engineer:
Dante “Destro” Barton
recording engineer:
Matt Marrin
additional drum machine programming:
Bobby Ross Avila
additional engineer:
John Hanes (audio engineer, mixer)
co-producer:
Bobby Ross Avila and IZ
producer:
Destro Music, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
assistant mixer:
Tim Roberts (engineer)
mixer:
Serban Ghenea
guitar:
Bobby Ross Avila and Daniel Marino
keyboard [keyboards]:
Bobby Ross Avila
percussion and turntable [scratches]:
IZ
background vocals:
Tony “Prof” Tolbert and Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
A.B. Experience, Bystorm Entertainment, Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc. and Underworld Entertainment
recorded at:
Flyte Tyme West in Santa Monica, California, United States, The Village Recorders (aka The Village Recorder) in Los Angeles, California, United States and Wavelab Recording in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
mixed at:
MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
recording of:
Bad Girl
writer:
Bobby Ross Avila, Dante Barton, Wil Guice, James Harris III, Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Defenders Of Music, EMI-April Music, Inc., Flyte Tyme Tunes, For the World, IN2N, IN2N Music, Scan Disc (Swedish, 1960s-70s), Sublime Basement Tunes and UR IV Music
Usher4:23
13That's What It's Made For
recording engineer:
Matt Marrin
additional engineer:
John Hanes (audio engineer, mixer)
co-producer:
Bobby Ross Avila, IZ and James “Big Jim” Wright
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
assistant mixer:
Tim Roberts (engineer)
mixer:
Serban Ghenea
bass, drums (drum set) [drums] and percussion:
IZ
bass [moog bass]:
Bobby Ross Avila
keyboard [keyboards]:
Bobby Ross Avila and IZ
Wurlitzer electric piano [Wurlitzer]:
James “Big Jim” Wright
background vocals:
Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
vocals:
Patrice “ButtaPhly” Stewart
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
A.B. Experience and Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
recorded at:
Flyte Tyme West in Santa Monica, California, United States and The Village Recorders (aka The Village Recorder) in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
recording of:
That’s What It’s Made For
writer:
Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, James Harris III, Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner), Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ) and James Q. Wright
publisher:
Defenders Of Music, EMI-April Music, Inc., Flyte Tyme Tunes, Jibranda Music Works, Minneapolis Guys Music, Sublime Basement Tunes and UR IV Music
Usher34:39
14Can U Handle It?
recording engineer:
Pro J
producer:
Pro J and Thicke
mixer:
Manny Marroquin
additional keyboard [keyboards]:
Larry Cox (American producer, keyboardist & songwriter)
instruments:
Pro J and Thicke
background vocals:
Paula Patton (American actress and singer) and Usher (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
recorded at:
Blue Jay Studio in Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Larrabee North in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Can U Handle It?
writer:
Robert Daniels (Engineer), James Gass, Robin Thicke and User Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Bigg Kidd Music, Da Gass Co., EMI-April Music, Inc., EMI-Blackwood Music Inc., I Like ’em Thicke Music and UR IV Music
Usher5:46
15Do It to Me
assistant recording engineer:
Tadd Mingo (a.k.a. “Rowdy Rik”; writer and technical)
recording engineer:
Bryan Frye
co-producer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter)
producer:
Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ)
assistant mixer:
John Horesco IV
mixer:
Phil Tan (Malaysian-American audio engineer)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
co-produced for:
Blackbaby Inc.
produced for:
So So Def Productions, Inc.
recorded at and mixed at:
Southside Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
recording of:
Do It to Me
writer:
Bryan Michael Cox (US R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter), Jermaine Dupri (American rapper, record producer, actor & DJ) and Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ)
publisher:
Babyboy’s Little Publishing Co., EMI-April Music, Inc., Noontime South, Shaniah Cymone Music, UR IV Music and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
Usher3:54
16Take Your Hand
recording engineer:
Kevin “KD” Davis (US producer/engineer “KD” Davis)
producer:
Rich Harrison
mixer:
Tony Maserati (engineer / mixer)
instruments:
Rich Harrison
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
mixed for:
Two Chord Music, Inc.
produced for:
Richcraft, Inc.
recorded at:
Larrabee North in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
samples:
Is There a Place for Me by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
recording of:
Take Your Hand
writer:
Rich Harrison, Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff), Gene McFadden, Usher Raymond (R&B singer-songwriter Usher Raymond Ⅳ) and John Whitehead
publisher:
925, Dirty Dre Music, Double Oh Eight, EMI-April Music, Inc., Hitco South, Music of Windswept, Pladis Music Publishing, Pooda's Music, PoohBZ Publishing, Universal Publishing Inc., UR IV Music and Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
Usher3:04
17Follow Me
recording engineer:
Vince DeLorenzo
producer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd) and Ryan Toby
mixer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal) and Jon Smeltz
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2004)
produced for:
Vidal/Dre Productions
recorded at:
Sony Studios (NYC) in Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York, United States
mixed at:
Battery Studios (NYC) in New York, New York, United States
recording of:
Follow Me
writer:
Vidal Davis, Andre Harris (US hip hop/RnB producer, part of Dre & Vidal), Poo Bear (US producer, singer & songwriter; Jason Boyd) and Ryan Toby
publisher:
Dirty Dre Music, Double Oh Eight, EMI-April Music, Inc., Hitco South, Music of Windswept, Pladis Music Publishing, PoohBZ Publishing and Universal Publishing Inc.
Usher3:32