Mos Def ‎– Black On Both Sides

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Rawkus ‎– P2-50141, Rawkus ‎– 04992 50141 29
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1 Fear Not Of Man
Keyboards – Weldon IrvineProducer, Bass, Congas, Percussion – Mos DefWritten-By – D. Smith*
4:29
2 Hip Hop
Performer [Sample From "The Warnings"] – David AxelrodProducer – Diamond*Producer [Additional Production], Bass, Keyboards – Mos DefRecorded By, Mixed By – David KennedyScratches [Cuts] – Etch-A-Sketch*Written-By – D. Smith*, J. Kirkland*Written-By [Sample From "The Warnings"] – D. Axelrod*, M. Axelrod*
3:15
3 Love
Producer – 88 Keys*Recorded By, Mixed By – David KennedyWritten-By – C. Njapa*, D. Smith*
4:23
4 Ms. Fat Booty
Performer [Sample From "One Step"] – Aretha FranklinProducer – AyatollahRecorded By, Mixed By – David KennedyWritten-By – D. Smith*, L. Dorell*Written-By [Sample From "One Step"] – C. Singleton*, E. Snyder*
3:43
5 Speed Law
Producer – 88 Keys*Recorded By, Mixed By – David KennedyWritten-By – C. Njapa*, D. Smith*
4:16
6 Do It Now
Featuring – Busta RhymesMixed By – David KennedyProducer – Mr. KhaliylRecorded By – Johnny WhyWritten-By – A. Dillon*, D. Smith*, T. Smith*
3:49
7 Got
Producer – Ali Shaheed Muhammed*Written-By – A. Muhammed*, D. Smith*
3:27
8 Umi Says
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Will I AmOrgan [Hammond] – Weldon IrvineProducer – David Kennedy, Mos DefWritten-By – D. Smith*, D. Kennedy*
5:10
9 New World Water
Producer – Psycho LesWritten-By – D. Smith*, L. Fernandez*
3:11
10 Rock N Roll
Guitar – Johnny WhyProducer – Psycho LesProducer [Additional Production], Drums, Bass, Written-By [Outro] – Mos DefWritten-By – D. Smith*, L. Fernandez*
5:02
11 Know That
Featuring – Talib KweliProducer – AyatollahWritten-By – D. Smith*, L. Dorell*, T. K. Greene*
4:03
12 Climb
Featuring, Vocals – Vinia MojicaProducer – Etch-A-Sketch*Producer [Additional Production], Arranged By [Strings] – Mos Def, Weldon IrvineWritten-By – D. Smith*, T. Dunn*, W. Erving*Written-By [Strings] – Weldon Irvine
4:02
13 Brooklyn
Performer [Elements Of "Under The Bridge"] – Red Hot Chili PeppersPerformer [Sample From "The Masquerade Is Over"] – David PorterPerformer [Sample From "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby"] – Roy AyersProducer [1st Move] – Ge-ologyProducer [2nd Move] – Dave Kennedy*, Mos DefProducer [3rd Move] – Mos DefWritten-By – D. Smith*, D. Kennedy*, G. Young*Written-By [Elements Of "Under The Bridge"] – Kiedis*, Smith*, Frusciante*, Balzary*Written-By [Sample From "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby"] – H. Whitaker*
5:09
14 Habitat
Producer – Etch-A-Sketch*Recorded By, Mixed By – David KennedyWritten-By – D. Smith*, T. Dunn*, W. Irvine*Written-By [Keyboards], Arranged By [Keyboards] – Weldon Irvine
4:39
15 Mr. Nigga
Featuring – Q-TipProducer – D-Prosper*Producer [Additional Production], Congas, Percussion – Mos DefWritten-By – D. Prosper, D. Smith*, J. Davis*
5:12
16 Mathematics
Producer – DJ PremierWritten-By – C. Martin*, D. Smith*
4:06
17 May-December
Bass, Vibraphone – Mos DefPiano – Weldon IrvineProducer – 88 Keys*, Mos DefWritten-By – C. Njapa*, D. Smith*, W. Irvine*
3:31

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Variation of Black On Both Sides: made by WEA Mfg. Olyphant instead of EMI Manufacturing.

Catalog numbers:
P2-50141 on spine and back cover
04992 50141 29 on disc face

Track 1
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI)

Track 2
Produced for Diggin' In The Crates
Recorded and mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Dusty Finger Music (BMI)
Contains a sample from "The Warnings" performed by David Axelrod, (D. Axelrod, M. Axelrod), (ASCAP), Capitol Records

Tracks 3, 5
Produced for Locksmith Music
Recorded and mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Janitorial Duties (ASCAP)

Track 4
Produced for 25 II Life Productions
Recorded and mixed at Chung King, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Percy L. Coles (ASCAP)
Contains a sample from "One Step" performed by Aretha Franklin, (E. Snyder, C. Singleton), (BMI), Columbia Records

Track 6
Produced for World Series Entertainment
Recorded at Chung King, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI) T'Ziah's Music/ Warner Chappell (BMI), Dillmack Music (BMI)
Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of Flipmode / Elektra Records

Track 7
Produced for The Ummah
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Jazz Merchant Music (ASCAP)

Track 8
Fender Rhodes by Will I Am of The Black Eyed Peas
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Nkasa Masai (ASCAP)

Tracks 9, 10
Produced for The Beatnuts
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Psycho Les Publishing (ASCAP)

Track 11
Produced for 25 II Life Productions
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Penskills Music (BMI), Percy L. Coles (ASCAP)

Track 12
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Brooklyn Sketches (SESAC)

Track 13
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Mineral Werks Music Publishing (ASCAP), Nkasa Masai (ASCAP)
Contains a sample from "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby" performed by Roy Ayers, (H. Whitaker), Roy Ayers Ubiquity Inc. (admin. by WB Music Corp.) (ASCAP)
Also contains a sample from "The Masquerade Is Over" performed by David Porter
Contains re-played elements of "Under The Bridge" performed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, (Kiedis, Balzary, Smith, Frusciante), Moebetoblame Music (BMI)

Track 14
Recorded and mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Nodlew Music Publishing (BMI), Brooklyn Sketches (SESAC)

Track 15
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Ephcey Music (ASCAP), Griot Child (ASCAP)

Track 16
Recorded at D&D Studios, NYC
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Works of Mart Music (ASCAP)

Track 17
EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Medina Sound Music (BMI), Nodlew Music Publishing (BMI), Janitorial Duties (ASCAP)

℗ © 1999 Rawkus Records.
Marketed by Rawkus.
Manufactured and distributed by Priority Records LLC.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Issued in a clear tray jewel case with a 12-panel foldout insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 49925 01412 9
  • Barcode (String): 049925014129
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [WEA mfg. Olyphant logo] X9616 25 P2 50141-2 01 M1S3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U6D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [WEA mfg. Olyphant logo] X9616 25 P2 50141-2 01 M1S2 [xxx'ed out] M1S7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U3Z
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): [WEA mfg. Olyphant logo] X9616 25 P2 50141-2 01 M1S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2U3W
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society (Tracks 2 to 5, 7 to 11, 13, 15 to 17): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Tracks 12, 14): SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOSBLACK004 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, cle) Rawkus (2) MOSBLACK004 US 2013 Sell This Version
P2-50142 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(CD, Album, Edi) Rawkus P2-50142 US 1999 Sell This Version
UICY-6094 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus UICY-6094 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
088 112 905-2 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(CD, Album, Club, RE) Rawkus 088 112 905-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
RWK 1159 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Rawkus RWK 1159 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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