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- Art Direction, Design – JP Robinson, Shawn Carter
- Executive-Producer – Antonio "LA" Reid*, Shawn Carter
- Mastered By – Tony Dawsey
- Mixed By – Supa Engineer Duro* (tracks: A4, B1, B3, B4, C3, C4, D2), Victor Abjaoudi II* (tracks: A2, A3, B2, C1)
- Mixed By [Assistant] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young* (tracks: A4, B4, C3, C4, D2), Steve "Rock Star" Dickey (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1)
- Photography By [Front And Back Covers] – Arthur Elgort
- Photography By [Inside] – JP Robinson
- Producer – LV (2) (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), Diddy* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), Sean C* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1)
- Producer [Associate] – Sean "Diddy" Combs*, The Hitmen (2)
- Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to C1, C3 to D2), Steve "Rock Star" Dickey (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), Victor Abjaoudi II* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1)
- Written-By – D. Matthews* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), L. Coppin* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), S. Combs* (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B3, C1), S. Carter* (tracks: A2 to D3)
Inspired by the Denzel Washington / Russell Crowe movie "American Gangster", but it is not a soundtrack for the movie.
"Intro", "No Hook", "Success" and "Blue Magic" contain excerpts from "American Gangster" used courtesy of Universal Studios.
"Pray" contains a sample from "New Earth" by Hank Marvin, written by Alan Hawkshaw.
"American Dreamin'" contains a sample of the recording "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" as performed by Marvin Gaye, written by M. Gaye, A. Ross, L. Ware.
"Hello Brooklyn 2.0" contains excerpts from "Hello Brooklyn" performed by The Beastie Boys.
"No Hook" contains a sample of the recording "Love Serenade" as performed by Barry White (B. White).
"Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." contains a sample of "Make the Road by Walking" performed by The Menahan Street Band, written by T. Brenneck, D. Guy, M. Deller, L. Michels, B. Mann.
"Sweet" contains a sample of "Does Your Mama Know" written by Rudy Love and performed by Rudy Love & The Love Family.
"Party Life" contains a sample from "Get into the Party Life" by Little Beaver, written by W. Hale and D. Stone.
"Ignorant Sh*t" contains a sample of "Between the Sheets" performed by The Isley Bros., written by R. Isley, O. Isley, R. Isley, M. Isley, E. Isley and C. Jasper.
"Say Hello" contains a sample of the recording "The Love We Share Is the Greatest of Them All" as performed by Tom Brock, written by T. Brocker.
"Success" contains a sample of the recording "Funky Thing Pt. 1" written by Larry Ellis and performed by Larry Ellis and The Black Hammer.
"Fallin'" contains samples from "Fell for You" performed by The Dramatics, written by T. Hester.
"Blue Magic" embodies portions of "Hold On" written by D. Foster, T. McElroy, T. Ellis, C. Herron, M. Jones and D. Robinson, also contains excerpt from the motion picture "Frankenstein", score by Bernard Kaun.
"American Gangster" contains samples from the Curtis Mayfield recording "Short Eyes", written by Curtis Mayfield.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: Act 1 B0010229-01 LP01-A1
- Matrix / Runout: Act 2 B0010229-01 LP01-B1
- Matrix / Runout: Act 3 B0010299-01 LP02-A
- Matrix / Runout: Act 4 B0010229-01 LP02
- Barcode: 6 02517 50124 9
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