Blueprint 2.1 (Clean Version) (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

Artist: Jay Z

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Product Overview


Label Universal Records
SKU 60595915
UPC 044007729724
UPC 14 00044007729724
Format CD
Release Date 4/8/2003
Author Jay Z
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail [PA]
Associated Artist/Work Bleek, Memphis
Associated Artist/Work Bloodfire
Associated Artist/Work Cent, 50
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Jeezy, Young
Associated Artist/Work Killah, Ghostface
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Sean, Big
Associated Artist/Work Tapemasters, Inc.
Technical Info
CatalogID 0000298
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 04/08/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044007729724
Musical Guests
Faith Evans
The Notorious B.I.G.
Dr. Dre
Truth Hurts
Lenny Kravitz
Beanie Sigel
Beyonce Knowles
Latoiya Williams
Kanye West
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Rakim, M.O.P. Beanie Sigel. Scarface (rap vocals); Faith Evans, Beyonce Knowles, Truth Hurts, Lenny Kravitz, LaToiya Williams (vocals); Ken Lewis (guitar, percussion, background vocals); Eric "E-Bass" Johnson (guitar, bass); Erve Pope (keyboards); Just Blaze (scratches); Kanye West.
Producers include: Kanye West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Heavy D.
Mere months after its release, Jay-Z pared down his platinum-selling BLUEPRINT 2: THE GIFT AND THE CURSE to fit on one disc featuring his most solid material. While the original Part 2 of BLUEPRINT was hardly rife with filler (and impressive in that lack), when the strongest tracks are culled an even more powerful, sharper record emerges. Jay-Z still leads off with the provocative "A Dream" which not only features a mock discussion with Biggie Smalls during which the late rapper approves Jay-Z's skills, but directly samples a bit from the legend's hit "Juicy." Of course "Bonnie & Clyde '03," the ubiquitous hit-single duet with Beyonce Knowles, shows up a few tracks later. Then the listener benefits from not having to switch discs and wait for easily the most stunning track, "Guns & Roses," with its Cake sample and Lenny Kravitz guest vocal. While some may prefer the full BLUEPRINT with all its twists and turns, BLUEPRINT 2.1 offers fans, particularly those who know Shawn Carter more for his hits, a more focused option.
Disc 1
1 Dream, A - (featuring Faith Evans/The Notorious B.I.G.)
2 Hovi Baby
3 Watcher 2, The - (featuring Dr. Dre/Truth Hurts/Rakim)
4 '03 Bonnie & Clyde - (featuring Beyonc? Knowles)
5 Excuse Me Miss
6 All Around The World - (featuring LaToiya Williams)
7 Guns & Roses - (featuring Lenny Kravitz)
8 U Don't Know - (remix, featuring M.O.P.)
9 Meet The Parents
10 Some How Some Way - (featuring Beanie Sigel/Scarface)
11 Bounce, The - (featuring Kanye West)
12 What They Gonna Do Part II / Excuse Me Miss / Stop
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