eryKahBadu* ‎– Mama's Gun

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1 Penitentiary Philosophy
Backing Vocals – Chinah*, E. Badu*, Yah Zarah*Bass – Pino PalladinoClavinet, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ – James PoyserCo-producer – Ahmir (?luv) Thompson The Soulquarian*, Pino PalladinoDrums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*, Steve MandelGuitar – Jef Le Johnson*Lyrics By – E. Badu*Mixed By – Russell "The Dragon" Elevado*Producer – E. Badu*, James Poyser The Soulquarian*Recorded By – Russell Elevado, Tom SoaresWritten-By – A. Thompson*, E. Badu*, J. Poyser*, P. Palladino*
6:09
2 Didn't Cha Know
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Yah Zarah*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Minimoog] – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Mitch Getz, Shinobu Mitsuoka, William Jackson (2)Lyrics By, Written-By – E. Badu*Mixed By – Leslie BrathwaiteProducer – E. Badu*, Jay Dee The Soulquarian*Programmed By – Jay DeeRecorded By – Leslie Brathwaite, Tom Soares, Vernon J. Mungo*
3:58
3 My Life
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Larry GoldCo-producer – Jay Dee The Soulquarian*Drum Programming – Jay DeeDrum Programming [Additional] – James PoyserElectric Piano [Rhodes], Piano – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*, Krystoff Zizka*, Mike "Shaggy" Turner, Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Protools] – Eric Steiner*Lyrics By – E. Badu*Lyrics By [Additional] – R. Bradford*Mixed By – Leslie BrathwaiteProducer – E. Badu*, James Poyser The Soulquarian*Recorded By – Jon Smeltz, Leslie Brathwaite, Mark "Exit" Goodchild, Tom SoaresViola – Davis Barnett, Peter Nocello*Violin – Charles Kwas*, Charles Parker, Emma Kummrow, Gregory Teperman, Igor Szwec, Olgo Konopelsky*Written-By – J. Poyser*
3:59
4 ...& On
Drums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Jason DaleEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Geff Grimes, Michael Verdes, Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Protools] – Eric Steiner*Lyrics By – E. Badu*Mixed By – Tom SoaresProducer – E. Badu*, Jah BornProgrammed By – Jah BornRecorded By – Chris Bell (2), Tom SoaresWritten-By – E. Badu*, J. Cantero*, J. Poyser*, S. Martin*
3:34
5 Cleva
Backing Vocals – E. Badu*Bass – Pino PalladinoDrums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*, Shinobu Mitsuoka, Steve Mandel, Vincent AlexanderLyrics By – E. Badu*Mixed By – Leslie BrathwaitePercussion – Leonard "Doc" Gibbs*Producer – E. Badu*, James Poyser The Soulquarian*Recorded By – Leslie Brathwaite, Tom SoaresSynthesizer [Arp String Ensemble], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano – James PoyserVibraphone [Vibes] – Roy AyersVocals [Additional] – Roy AyersWritten-By – E. Badu*, James Poyser
3:45
6 Hey Sugah
Backing Vocals – E. Badu*, Geno "Junebugg" Young*, N'Dambi, Yah Zarah*Bass – Braylon LacyDrums – Gino "Lock Johnson" IglehartEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Brian Geten, Paul GregoryEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Michael VerdesFlute – D'Wayne KerrKeyboards – Shaun "Fingers" Martin*Lyrics By, Vocals [Ad Libs], Written-By – E. Badu*, N'DambiMixed By – Tom SoaresProducer – E. Badu*Recorded By – Chris Bell (2)
0:51
7 Booty
Bass – Jay DeeCo-producer – James Poyser The Soulquarian*Drums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Michael Verdes, Steve MandelLyrics By, Written-By, Producer – E. Badu*Mixed By – Russell "The Dragon" Elevado*Percussion – Leonard "Doc" Gibbs*Recorded By – Chris Bell (2), Russell ElevadoSaxophone – Jacques Swarzbart*Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet – James PoyserTrombone – Frank "Roots" Lacy*Trumpet, Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Roy "Honeybun" Hargrove*
4:04
8 Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
Backing Vocals – Betty Wright, E. Badu*Bass – Jay DeeCo-producer – James Poyser The Soulquarian*, Jay Dee The Soulquarian*Drums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Minimoog] – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Mike "Shaggy" Turner, Shinobu Mitsuoka, Steve MandelFlute – D'Wayne KerrGuitar – Russell ElevadoLyrics By, Producer – E. Badu*Mixed By – Russell "The Dragon" Elevado*Percussion – Leonard "Doc" Gibbs*Recorded By – Russell Elevado, Tom Soares, Vernon J. Mungo*Written-By – E. Badu*, J. DeJohnette*, J. Poyser*, J. Yancey*
5:34
9 A.D. 2000
Acoustic Guitar – E. Badu*Acoustic Guitar [Additional] – Jef Le Johnson*Bass – Pino PalladinoCo-producer – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson The Soulquarian*, James Poyser The Soulquarian*, Pino PalladinoDrums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Minimoog] – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Shinobu MitsuokaEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*, Mike "Shaggy" Turner, Shinobu MitsuokaLyrics By – The Wright GirlsMixed By – Tom SoaresProducer – E. Badu*Recorded By – Tom Soares, Vernon MungoVocals [Additional] – Betty WrightWritten-By – B. Wright*, E. Wright*
4:51
10 Orange Moon
Backing Vocals – Geno "Junebugg" Young*, N'Dambi, Yah Zarah*Bass – Braylon LacyDrums – Gino "Lock Johnson" IglehartEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Vincent AlexanderEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*, Rob Smith*, Vincent AlexanderFlute – D'Wayne KerrKeyboards – Shaun "Fingers" Martin*Lyrics By, Producer – E. Badu*Mixed By – Leslie BrathwaiteRecorded By – Leslie Brathwaite, Tom Soares, Vernon J. Mungo*Written-By – B. Lacy*, E. Badu*, E. Young*, S. Martin*
7:10
11 In Love With You
Bass, Acoustic Guitar – Dready (2)Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Shinobu MitsuokaFeaturing – Stephen MarleyLyrics By, Written-By – E. Badu*, S. Marley*Mixed By – Tom SoaresProducer – E.Badu*, Stephen MarleyRecorded By – Errol Brown (2)Vocals [Additional Vocal Harmonies] – Yah Zarah*
5:21
12 Bag Lady
Backing Vocals – E. Badu*, Geno "Junebugg" Young*, N'Dambi, Yah Zarah*Bass – Braylon LacyDrum Machine [MPC2000] – E.Badu*Drums – Gino "Lock Johnson" IglehartElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Geno "Junebugg" Young*Engineer [Assistant Mix] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Michael VerdesFlute – D'Wayne KerrKeyboards – Geno "Junebugg" Young*Lyrics By, Producer – E. Badu*Mixed By – Russell "The Dragon" Elevado*Percussion – Ramone GonzalezPerformer [Interpolation Of "Xxplosive"] – Dr. DreRecorded By – Chris Bell (2)Written-By – A. Young*, B. Bailey*, C. Longmiles*, E. Badu*, I. Hayes*, N. Hale*, R. Brown*, S. Martin*
5:48
13 Time's A Wastin
Bass – Braylon LacyCello, Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Larry GoldCo-producer – Braylon Lacy, Geno Young*, Gino Iglehart*, Shaun MartinDrums – Gino "Lock Johnson" IglehartEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Vincent AlexanderEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Mike "Shaggy" Turner, Vincent AlexanderKeyboards – R.C. Williams*, Shaun "Fingers" Martin*Lyrics By, Producer – E. Badu*Mixed By – Leslie BrathwaiteRecorded By – Jon Smeltz, Mark "Exit" GoodchildViola – Davis Barnett, Peter Nocello*Violin – Charles Kwas*, Charles Parker, Emma Kummrow, Gregory Teperman, Igor Szwec, Olgo Konopelsky*Written-By – E. Badu*, S. Martin*
6:42
14 Green Eyes
Acoustic Bass – Carlos HendersonDrums – Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson*Electric Guitar – Pino PalladinoElectric Piano [Rhodes], Piano – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Mix] – Steve MandelEngineer [Assistant Recording] – Jon Adler*Flute – D'Wayne KerrLyrics By, Arranged By [Lyrics] – E. Badu*Mixed By – Russell "The Dragon" Elevado*Producer – E. Badu*, James Poyser The Soulquarian*, Vikter DuplaixRecorded By – Tom SoaresSaxophone – Jacques Swarzbart*Trumpet – Roy HargroveWritten-By – E. Badu*, J. Poyser*, V. Duplaix*
10:05

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Track 1
Produced for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian)
Co-produced for Grand Wizards (Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP); Grand Nigaz/BMG Careers (BMI); Bug Music
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 2
Produced for Payjay Productions, Inc. (Jay Dee The Soulquarian)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 3
Produced for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian)
Co-produced for Payjay Productions, Inc.
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP); Exquisitely Rich Music/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC; DARP Studios, Atlanta, GA and The Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 4
Produced for GX9 (Jah Born)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); McNooter Publishing/MCA Publishing (ASCAP); Shunwun (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Dallas Sound Lab, Irving TX; Palmyra Studios, Palmer, TX; The Hit Factory, NYC and Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: The Hit Factory, NYC
Mixed for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc.

Track 5
Produced for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP); Shunwun (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC and Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 6
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Yreva Pub. (SESAC)
Recorded at: Dallas Sound Lab, Irving TX
Mixed at: Right Track Studios, NYC
Mixed for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc.

Track 7
Co-produced for The Axis Music Group
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Palmyra Studios, Palmer, TX
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 8
Co-produced for Payjay Productions, Inc. (Jay Dee The Soulquarian) and for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP); E.P.H.C.Y. Music (ASCAP); Dejohnette Music (BMI)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC and DARP Studios, Atlanta, GA
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Track 9
Co-produced for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian), for Grand Wizards (Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Miami Spice Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC and DARP Studios, Atlanta, GA
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Mixed for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc.

Track 10
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Shunwun Music (ASCAP); Lil Chocolate Stahr Music (ASCAP); Novojo Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC; DARP Studios, Atlanta, GA; Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc. (Tom Soares)
Mixed at: Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA

Track 11
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); ZNS Publishing/EMI Virgin (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Marley Museum, Kingston, Jamaica
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Mixed for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc.

Track 12
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Shunwun Music (ASCAP); Irving Music/WB Music Corp.; Ain't Nothing Goin On But F****n Music/Sony Music Publishing (ASCAP); Phat Cat Music (ASCAP); Loot On Loose Leaves/Big Yacht Publishing (ASCAP); Antraphil Music/Sharon Hill Music (BMI); Nate Dogg Music (BMI)
Recorded at: Palmyra Studios, Palmer, TX
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
This compilation contains an interpolation of "Xxplosive" performed by Dr. Dre, written by A. Young, B. Bailey, C. Longmiles, R. Brown, N. Hale used courtesy of WB Music Corp./Ain't Nothing Goin On But F****n Music (ASCAP)/Loot On Loose Leaves/Big Yacht Publishing (ASCAP)/Sony Music Publishing/Phat Cat Music (ASCAP)/Antraphil Music/Sharon Hill Music (BMI)/Nate Dogg Music (BMI)
This compilation contains elements of "Bumpy's Lament" written by I. Hayes administered used courtesy of Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)

Track 13
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Shunwun Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at: DARP, Atlanta, GA and The Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mixed at: Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA

Track 14
Produced for The Axis Music Group (James Poyser The Soulquarian and Vikter Duplaix)
Divine Pimp Publishing/Tribes of Kedar/BMG Songs (ASCAP); Jajapo Music/BMG International (ASCAP); Enertia Creations (ASCAP)
Recorded at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC
Recorded for Reel To Reel Productions/Loreal Inc.
Mixed at: Electric Lady Studios, NYC

Stephen Marley appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
Ahmir Thompson appears courtesy of MCA Records
Roy Ayers appears courtesy of AFI CD Records And Tapes
Roy Hargrove appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Betty Wright appears courtesy of Ms. B Records

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC

℗2000 Motown Records, L.P. ©2000 Motown Records, L.P. a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 01215 32592 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould / hub stamped text): Made in Germany by EDC
  • Matrix / Runout: 06012 153 259-2 03 * 51087893
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0145
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 00881

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