Jay-Z ‎– The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse

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Roc-A-Fella Records ‎– 440 063 381-1
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The Gift:
A1 A Dream
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards – Eric Johnson*Featuring – Faith Evans, Notorious B.I.G.Mixed By – Supa Engineer DURO*Producer – Kanye WestRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonScratches – Just BlazeWritten-By – J. Mtume*, J.C. Olivier*, K. West*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*
A2 Hovi Baby
Mixed By – Doug WilsonProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonVocals [Additional] – Christy LoveWritten-By – J. Smith*, K. Edmonds*, S. Carter*
A3 The Watcher 2
Electric Piano – Scott StorchFeaturing – Dr. Dre, RakimGuitar – Mike ElizondoKeyboards – Camara Kambon, Mike ElizondoProducer, Mixed By – Dr. DreRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Mauricio "Veto" IragorriRecorded By [Engineer Assistant] – John Tyree, Ruben Rivera, Thomas RoundsVocals [Background] – Terri, Truth HurtsWritten-By – A. Young*, S. Carter*, W. Griffin*
B1 '03 Bonnie & Clyde
Featuring – Beyonce Knowles*Guitar – Eric "B-Bass" Johnson*Mixed By – Jason GoldsteinProducer – Kanye WestRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyWritten-By – D, Harper*, K. West*, Prince, R. Rouse*, S. Carter*, T. Shakur*, T. Wrice*
B2 Excuse Me Miss
Mixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3), Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonVocals [Uncredited, Featuring] – Pharrell WilliamsWritten-By – C. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
B3 What They Gonna Do
Featuring – Sean PaulMixed By – Jimmy Douglas*Mixed By [Engineer Assistant] – Steve PennyProducer – TimbalandRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Jimmy Douglas*Written-By – S. Carter*, T. Mosley*
C1 All Around The World
Mixed By – Supa Engineer DURO*Producer – No I.D.Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Superfly*Vocals [Additional] – LaToiya Williams*Written-By – B. Hawes*, C. Simmons*, E. Hawkins*, D. Wilson*, George Clinton, Jr.*, J. Theracon*, J. Vitti*, J. Jefferson*, S. Carter*, W. Collins*
C2 Poppin' Tags
Bass Guitar – Debra KillingsFeaturing – Big Boi, Killer Mike, TwistaMixed By – John FryeMixed By [Engineer Assistant] – Warren BletcherProducer – Kanye WestRecorded By – Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyVocals [Additional] – Debra Killings, Sleepy BrownWritten-By – A. Patton*, C. Mitchell*, K. West*, M. Render*, S. Carter*, W. Robinson*
D1 Fuck All Nite
Mixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonVocals [Additional] – Tanisha CarnesWritten-By – C. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
D2 The Bounce
Mixed By [Engineer Assistant] – Steve PennyMixed By, Recorded By – Jimmy Douglas*Producer – TimbalandRap [Uncredited, Featuring] – Kanye WestVocals [Additional] – Raje ShwariWritten-By – K. West*, S. Carter*, T. Mosley*
D3 I Did It My Way
Mixed By – Doug WilsonProducer – Big Chuck (2), Jimi KendrixRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – C. Stanton*, C. Francois*, G. Thibaut*, J. Revaud*, J. Kendrix*, P. Anka*, S. Carter*
The Curse:
E1 Diamonds Is Forever
Mixed By – Supa Engineer DURO*Producer – Big Chuck (2), Ron Feemster*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyVocals [Additional] – Michelle RosarioWritten-By – C. Stanton*, T. Feemster*, S. Carter*
E2 Guns & Roses
Featuring – Lenny KravitzMixed By – Lenny KravitzProducer – Heavy DRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Mike GingWritten-By – D. Myers*, J. McCrea*, S. Carter*
E3 U Don't Know (Remix)
Featuring – M.O.P.Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyWritten-By – B. Byrd*, E. Murray*, J. Grinnage*, J. Smith*, S. Carter*
E4 Meet The Parents
Guitar – Eric "B-Bass" Johnson*Mixed By, Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – Just BlazeWritten-By – J. Smith*, S. Carter*
F1 Some How Some Way
Featuring – Beanie Sigel, Scarface (3)Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyWritten-By – B. Jordan*, D. Grant*, J. Smith*, M. McGloiry*, S. Carter*
F2 Some People Hate
Mixed By – Doug WilsonProducer – Kanye WestRecorded By – Shane "Bermuda" WoodleyWritten-By – B. Russell*, B. Russell*, K. West*, S. Carter*
F3 Blueprint²
Mixed By, Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonProducer – CharlemagneWritten-By – E. Morricone*, H. Charlemagne*, S. Carter*
G1 Nigga Please
Featuring – Young ChrisMixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – C. Hugo*, C. Ries*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
G2 2 Many Hoes
Mixed By – Jimmy Douglas*Mixed By [Engineer Assistant] – Steve PennyProducer – TimbalandRecorded By – Jimmy Douglas*Recorded By [Engineer Assistant] – Shane "Bermuda" Woodley, Steve PennyWritten-By – S. Carter*, T. Mosley*
G3 As One
Featuring – Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Peedi Crakk, Rell, Sparks (2), Young GunzMixed By – Doug WilsonProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – C. Ries*, E. Del Barrio*, H. Muhammad*, J. Smith*, K. Johnson*, L. Pridgen*, M. Cox*, M. White*, P. Zayas*, S. Carter*, V. White*
G4 A Ballad For The Fallen Soldier
Mixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Rich TravaliVocals [Additional] – Marc DorseyWritten-By – C. Hugo*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*
H1 Show You How
Producer – Just BlazeRecorded By, Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – J. Smith*, S. Carter*
H2 Bitches & Sisters
Producer – Just BlazeRecorded By, Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – D. Porter*, I. Hayes*, J. Smith*, S. Carter*
H3 What They Gonna Do Part II
Mixed By – Pat VialaProducer – Digga*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – D. Branch*, S. Carter*

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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.

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