Talib Kweli ‎– The Beautiful Struggle

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1 Going Hard
Mixed By – Bob PowerPiano – Mark BatsonProducer – CharlemagneRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Vocals [Additional] – ResWritten-By – C. Smyth*, H. Charlemagne*, T.K. Greene*
3:50
2 Back Up Offa Me
Mixed By – Steve BaughmanProducer – Hi Tek*Recorded By – Hi Tek*Vocals [Additional] – Alex Thomas, Dion*, KrondonWritten-By – J. "Phil The Agony" Smith*, T.K. Greene*, T. Cottrell*
3:37
3 Broken Glass
Mixed By – Phil TanProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3), Brian GartenRecorded By [Assisted By] – Jun IshizekiVocals [Additional] – Faith EvansWritten-By – C. Hugo*, P. Williams*, T.K. Greene*
3:10
4 We Know
Featuring – Faith EvansMixed By – Bob PowerProducer – Supa Dave WestRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Written-By – K. Ross*, D. West*, T.K. Greene*
3:44
5 A Game
Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson*Recorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Justin ShturtzWritten-By – A. Thompson*, T.K. Greene*
3:35
6 I Try
Featuring – Mary J. BligeMixed By – Steve BaughmanProducer – Kanye WestRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Recorded By [Mary J. Blige's Vocals] – Alan MasonWritten-By – J. Stephens*, K. West*, M.J. Blige*, T.K. Greene*
4:25
7 Around My Way
Featuring – John LegendMixed By – Axel NiehausProducer – CharlemagneRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Written-By – H. Charlemagne*, T.K. Greene*
4:47
8 We Got The Beat
Featuring – ResGuitar – Spacey TMixed By – Bob PowerProducer – Bruce Waynne, Dirty SwiftRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Written-By – K. Risto*, T.K. Greene*, W. Nugent*
3:19
9 Work It Out
Guitar – Glen JeffriesMixed By – Steve BaughmanMixed By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Producer – Hi Tek*, J.R.*Recorded By – Hi Tek*Vocals [Additional] – Tiffany MynonWritten-By – J. Rotem*, T.K. Greene*, T. Cottrell*
4:19
10 Ghetto Show
Featuring – Anthony Hamilton, CommonKeyboards [Keys] – Mark BatsonMixed By – Bob PowerProducer – Supa Dave WestRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*Written-By – L. Lynn*, D. West*, T.K. Greene*
4:47
11 Black Girl Pain
Featuring – Jean GraeMixed By – Axel NiehausProducer – Bruce Waynne, Dirty Swift, Tone MasonRecorded By – Dave "Supa Star" Dar*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Anthony Zeller*, Justin ShturtzVocals [Additional] – Elizabeth "Yummy" Bingham, Jamia Simone Nash, Olivia Charnae Nash*, Tiffany MynonWritten-By – K. Risto*, T.K. Greene*, T. Ibrahim*, W. Nugent*
5:03
12 Never Been In Love
Keyboards [Keys] – E-BassMixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By – David Brown (7)Vocals [Additional] – Dave Young (4)Written-By – J. Smith*, T.K. Greene*
5:00
13 Beautiful Struggle
Guitar – Glen JeffriesKeyboards [Additional] – J.R.*Mixed By – Steve BaughmanProducer – Hi Tek*Recorded By – Hi Tek*Written-By – T.K. Greene*, T. Cottrell*
4:04

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Track 7 contains replayed elements from "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police

Track 1
Produced for Johnny Handsome Entertainment Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Johnny Handsome Music (BMI) / Soul Revelations (ASCAP)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY

Track 2
Produced for Hi Tek Productions Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Phil The Agony / DJ Hi Tek Music Publishing / Songs Of Windswept Pacific (BMI)
Recorded at Tek Lab, Cincinnati, OH
Mixed at Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Track 3
Produced for Star Trak Entertainment
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. / Raynchaser, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI) / Waters of Nazareth Publishing / EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Recorded at Hovercraft Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, VA and The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Right Track Studios, New York, NY and Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA

Track 4
Produced for Hot Sauce, Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Lola's Child Music (BMI) / Rugged Jointz (ASCAP)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY

Track 5
Produced for Platinum Boy Music, Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Platinum Boy (ASCAP)
Recorded at Right Track Recording Studios, New York, NY
Mixed for Loreal, Inc. at Baseline Recording Studios, New York, NY

Track 6
Produced for Getting Out Our Dreams / Hip Hop Since 1978
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / John Legend Publishing / Mary J. Blige Music (ASCAP), Universal-MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Studios / Ye World Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mary J. Blige's vocals recorded at Chalace Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Track 7
Produced for Johnny Handsome Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Johnny Handsome Music (BMI) / The Polydor, Ltd.
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed for Stray Dog Music at Right Track Studios, New York, NY
Contains re-played elements of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police. Published by EMI Music Publishing

Track 8
Produced by Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift of Midi Mafia
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Break North Music (SOCAN) / Wayne Writer (ASCAP)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY

Track 9
Produced by Hi Tek for Hi Tek Productions Inc. and J.R. for Hoodspa Music
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / DJ Hi Tek Music Publishing / Songs Of Windswept Pacific (BMI) / Jonathan Rotem Music (BMI) / Southside Independent Publishing (BMI)
Recorded at Tek Lab Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Mixed at Record One, Los Angeles, CA

Track 10
Produced for Hot Sauce, Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Senseless Music (BMI) / Rugged Jointz (ASCAP)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Sony Studios, New York, NY

Track 11
Produced by Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift of Midi Mafia & Tone Mason
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / Liu Sing Publishing (ASCAP) / Break North Music (SOCAN) / Wayne Writer (ASCAP) / Melleniverse (SOCAN)
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA (assisted by Anthony Zeller) and at Right Track Studios, New York, NY (assisted by Justin Shturtz)
Mixed for Stray Dog Music at Right Track Studios, New York, NY

Track 12
Produced for F.O.B. Entertainment / N.Q.C. Management, LLC and Hip Hop Since 1978
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / F.O.B. Music Publishing (ASCAP) administered by N.Q.C. Music Publishing
Keys for B-Bass Muzik/F.O.B. Entertainment/N.Q.C. Management, LLC
Recorded for N.Q.C. Management, LLC at Baseline Recording Studios, New York, NY
Mixed for Loreal, Inc. at Baseline Recording Studios, New York, NY

Track 13
Produced for Hi Tek Productions Inc.
Published by Penskills Music (BMI) / DJ Hi Tek Music Publishing (BMI) / Songs Of Windswept Pacific (BMI)
Keyboards for Hoodspa Music
Recorded at Tek Lab Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Mixed at Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Executive producers for Blacksmith Music Corp.

Mastered for Absolute Audio, New York, NY

℗ 2004 Rawkus Entertainment L.L.C. © 2004 Rawkus Entertainment L.L.C. Marketed & distributed by MCA Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02498 63705 0
  • Barcode (String): 602498637050
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 07266
  • Matrix / Runout: [Cinram logo] 986 370 5 00 PTA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L389
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 02E1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0003437-02 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus B0003437-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0003407-02 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus B0003407-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
B000340702 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus B000340702 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
FPBCD 458 170 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus FPBCD 458 170 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
986 370-5 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus 986 370-5 Europe 2004 Sell This Version

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