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Jay-ZThe Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse

Label:Roc-A-Fella Records – 440 063 381-1
Format:
4 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Gangsta

Tracklist

The Gift:
A1A Dream
Bass, Guitar, KeyboardsEric Johnson*
Mixed BySupa Engineer DURO*
ProducerKanye West
ScratchesJust Blaze
A2Hovi Baby
Mixed ByDoug Wilson
ProducerJust Blaze
Vocals [Additional]Christy Love
Written-ByJ. Smith*, K. Edmonds*, S. Carter*
A3The Watcher 2
Electric PianoScott Storch
FeaturingDr. Dre, Rakim
GuitarMike Elizondo
Producer, Mixed ByDr. Dre
Recorded By [Engineer Assistant]John Tyree, Ruben Rivera, Thomas Rounds
Vocals [Background]Terri, Truth Hurts
Written-ByA. Young*, S. Carter*, W. Griffin*
B1'03 Bonnie & Clyde
B2Excuse Me Miss
Mixed ByRich Travali
ProducerThe Neptunes
Vocals [Uncredited, Featuring]Pharrell Williams
Written-ByC. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
B3What They Gonna Do
FeaturingSean Paul
Mixed ByJimmy Douglas*
Mixed By [Engineer Assistant]Steve Penny
ProducerTimbaland
Written-ByS. Carter*, T. Mosley*
C1All Around The World
C2Poppin' Tags
Bass GuitarDebra Killings
FeaturingBig Boi, Killer Mike, Twista
Mixed ByJohn Frye
Mixed By [Engineer Assistant]Warren Bletcher
ProducerKanye West
Recorded ByShane "Bermuda" Woodley
Vocals [Additional]Debra Killings, Sleepy Brown
D1Fuck All Nite
Mixed ByRich Travali
ProducerThe Neptunes
Vocals [Additional]Tanisha Carnes
Written-ByC. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
D2The Bounce
Mixed By [Engineer Assistant]Steve Penny
Mixed By, Recorded ByJimmy Douglas*
ProducerTimbaland
Rap [Uncredited, Featuring]Kanye West
Vocals [Additional]Raje Shwari
Written-ByK. West*, S. Carter*, T. Mosley*
D3I Did It My Way
The Curse:
E1Diamonds Is Forever
Mixed BySupa Engineer DURO*
Vocals [Additional]Michelle Rosario
Written-ByC. Stanton*, T. Feemster*, S. Carter*
E2Guns & Roses
FeaturingLenny Kravitz
Mixed ByLenny Kravitz
ProducerHeavy D
Written-ByD. Myers*, J. McCrea*, S. Carter*
E3U Don't Know (Remix)
FeaturingM.O.P.
ProducerJust Blaze
Recorded ByShane "Bermuda" Woodley
E4Meet The Parents
Mixed By, Recorded ByGimel "Young Guru" Keaton
ProducerJust Blaze
Written-ByJ. Smith*, S. Carter*
F1Some How Some Way
F2Some People Hate
Mixed ByDoug Wilson
ProducerKanye West
Recorded ByShane "Bermuda" Woodley
Written-ByB. Russell*, B. Russell*, K. West*, S. Carter*
F3Blueprint²
Mixed By, Recorded ByGimel "Young Guru" Keaton
ProducerCharlemagne
G1Nigga Please
FeaturingYoung Chris
Mixed ByRich Travali
ProducerThe Neptunes
Written-ByC. Hugo*, C. Ries*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
G22 Many Hoes
Mixed ByJimmy Douglas*
Mixed By [Engineer Assistant]Steve Penny
ProducerTimbaland
Recorded ByJimmy Douglas*
Recorded By [Engineer Assistant]Shane "Bermuda" Woodley, Steve Penny
Written-ByS. Carter*, T. Mosley*
G3As One
G4A Ballad For The Fallen Soldier
Mixed ByRich Travali
ProducerThe Neptunes
Vocals [Additional]Marc Dorsey
Written-ByC. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
H1Show You How
ProducerJust Blaze
Recorded By, Mixed ByGimel "Young Guru" Keaton
Written-ByJ. Smith*, S. Carter*
H2Bitches & Sisters
ProducerJust Blaze
Recorded By, Mixed ByGimel "Young Guru" Keaton
Written-ByD. Porter*, I. Hayes*, J. Smith*, S. Carter*
H3What They Gonna Do Part II
Mixed ByPat Viala
ProducerDigga*
Written-ByD. Branch*, S. Carter*
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Credits

Notes

4LP Set, released in gatefold cover with insert and sticker on the shrink wrap.

Tracks H1 to H3 are marked as bonus tracks.

Tracks A1, A2, B1, C1, C2, D3, E1, E3, E4, F1, F2, F3, G1, G3, H1, H2 ,H3 recorded at Baseline Studios, NYC.
Track A3 recorded at Baseline Studios, NYC and at Record One and Encore Studios, LA, CA.
Tracks B2, D1 recorded at Baseline Studios, NYC and Master Sound Studios, VA.
Tracks B3, G2 recorded at Baseline Studios and Manhattan Center, NYC.
Track D2 recorded at Manhattan Center, NYC.
Track E2 recorded at The Boiler Room and at Baseline Studios, NYC.
Track G4 recorded at Baseline Studios, NYC and at Sony Music Studios, NYC.

Tracks A1, C1, E1, E3, H1 mixed at Right Track Studios, NYC.
Tracks A2, F2, H3 mixed at Quad Studios, NYC.
Track A3 mixed at Encore Studios, LA, CA.
Track B1 mixed at Battery Studios and Quad Studios, NYC.
Tracks B2, D1, G1, G4 mixed at Sony Music Studios, NYC.
Tracks B3, D2, G2 mixed at Manhattan Center, NYC.
Track C2 mixed at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA.
Tracks D3, E3, E4, F1, F3, G3, H2 mixed at Sound On Sound, NYC.
Track E2 mixed at Roxie Studios, NYC.

Track A1 "A Dream" embodies partions of "Juicy",
written by C. Wallace, S. Combs, J.C. Olivier and J. Mtume, performed by Notorious B.I.G.
Track A2 "Hovi Baby" contains a sample of "Diggin' On You",
written by K. Edmonds, performed by TLC.
Track B1 "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" contains an interpolation of "If I Was Your Girlfriend",
written and performed by Prince.
Track B1 "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" contains a sample of "Me And My Girlfriend",
written by D. Harper, R. Rouse, T. Shakur and T. Wrice, performed by Makaveli.
Track C1 "All Around The World" contains an interpolation of "Sadie",
written by B. Hawes, J. Jefferson and C. Simmons.
Track C1 "All Around The World" embodies portions of "Theme From The Black Hole",
written by George Clinton, Jr., W. Collins, J. Theracon and Jim Vitti, performed by Parliament.
Track C1 "All Around The World" contains a sample of "Children Get Together",
written by E. Hawkins, performed by The Edwin Hawkins Singers.
Track C2 "Poppin' Tags" contains an interpolation of "After All",
written by W. Robinson, performed by The Marvelettes.
Track D1 "Fuck All Nite" contains an interpolation of "U Don't Have To Call",
written by C. Hugo, P. Williams, performed by Usher.
Track D3 "I Did It My Way" contains an interpolation from "My Way",
P. Anka, C. François, J. Revaud and G. Thibaut, performed by Paul Anka.
Track E2 "Guns & Roses" embodies partions of "Arco Arena",
written by J. McCrea, performed by Cake.
Track E3 "U Don't Know (Remix)" contains a sample of "I'm Not to Blame",
written by B. Byrd, performed by Bobby Byrd.
Track F1 "Some How Some Way" embodies partions of "Castles Of Sand",
written by M. McGloiry, performed by Jermaine Jackson.
Track F2 "Some People Hate" contains an interpolation from "A Word Called Love",
written by Brenda Russell and Brian Russell, performed by Brenda Russell.
Track F3 "Blueprint2" embodies partions of "The Ecstasy of Gold",
written and performed by Ennio Morricone.
Track G3 "As One" embodies partions of "Fantasy",
written by V. White, M. White and E. Del Barrio, performed by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Track G2 "Bitches & Sisters" embodies partions of "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby",
written by I. Hayes and D. Porter, performed by Kim Weston.
Track G2 "Bitches & Sisters" embodies partions of "A Bitch Iz A Bitch", performed by N.W.A.

Faith Evans appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records.
Notorious B.I.G. appears courtesy of The Estate of Christopher G.L. Wallace and Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.
Dr. Dre appears courtesy of Aftermath Records / Interscope.
Rakim appears courtesy of Aftermath Records.
Truth Hurts appears courtesy of Aftermath Records.
Sean Paul appears courtesy of V.P. Records.
Big Boi appears courtesy of Arista Records.
Killer Mike appears courtesy of Columbia Records.
Twista appears courtesy of Atlantic Records.
Raje Shwari appears courtesy of Pettaway Music.
Lenny Kravitz appears courtesy of Virgin Records.
Beanie Sigel appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Scarface appears courtesy of Def Jam South.
Young Chris appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Freeway appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Memphis Bleek appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Peedi Crakk appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Sparks appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Young Gunz appears courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Rell appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 044006338118
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side and B-side): 440-063-382-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side): 440-063-382-1-A, "Masterdisk TD" signature (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side): 440-063-382-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C-side and D-side): 440-063-383-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area C-side): 440-063-383-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area D-side): 440-063-383-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label E-side and F-side): 440 063 523-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area E-side): 440-063-525-1-A (scratched out), 4400635231-A, "Masterdisk TD" signature (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area F-side): 440-063-525-1-B (scratched out), 4400635231-B, "Masterdisk TD" signature (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label G-side and H-side): 440 063 524-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area G-side): 440-063-526-1-A (scratched out), 4400635241-A, "Masterdisk TD" signature (stamped)
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area H-side): 440-063-526-1-B (scratched out), 4400635241-B, "Masterdisk TD" signature (stamped)

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  • Iven_Dean_Michael's avatar
    Sounds great to my ears, very dynamic pressing, everything’s on point here.
    • HipHopNumbers's avatar
      Sounds empty and slightly tinny. Definitely not a comparison to the CD version

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