Best Of Both Worlds (Explicit Version) CD (2002)

Artist: Jay Z/r.kelly

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We Are Guilty of Making Classic Hits!!!!

by on 3/26/2002

After the oh so bangin' "Guilty Until Proven Inocent" and the baller's anthem "Fiesta(REMIX)" the two platinum sellers are back with a colabaration album "The Best of Both Worlds". Featuring: "The Best of Both Worlds", "Take Ya Home With Me aka Body", and the club banger "Get This Money". Jay-Z recently got an 5-mic rating for his 6th solo release "The Blueprint" and was given a re-rating for his 1st solo project"Reasonable Doubt" and was voted a 5-mic rating by Source Magazine. And the 5-mic ratings won't end baby, this is on it's way to another one.

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Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60542479
UPC 731458678328
UPC 14 00731458678328
Format CD
Release Date 3/19/2002
Author Jay Z/r.kelly
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 86783
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 03/19/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458678328
Musical Guests
Lil' Kim
Beanie Sigel
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Jay-Z, R. Kelly (vocals); Devin The Dude, Beanie Sigel, Lil' Kim (rap vocals); Donnie Lyle (guitar, keyboards); Precision (guitar); Rodney East, Kendall Nesbitt (keyboards); Louie "LP" Pimental (bass); Abel Garibaldi, Ian Mereness, Poke, Tone (programming); Shanay Reed (background vocals).
Producers include: Megahertz, Poke, Tone, R. Kelly, Charlemagne.
Engineers include: Abel Garibaldi, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Poke.
Personnel: Donnie Lyle (guitar, keyboards); Rodney East, Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards); Abel Garibaldi, Poke, Ian Mereness (programming); Sharay Reed (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jason Goldstein; Abel Garibaldi.
Recording information: Baseline Studios, New York, NY; Basement Studios, Cliffside Park, NJ; Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL; Rock Land Studios, Chicago, IL; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arranger: R. Kelly.
What do you get when you combine one of the biggest names in hip-hop with the premier R&B singer of his generation? In the case of R. Kelly and Jay-Z, besides the obvious marketing opportunity, you get an intersection between the two genres that illuminates the strengths of both while simultaneously working on a new paradigm from the middle ground occupied by both artists. "Break up to Make up" isn't the old Stylistics R&B hit, but a new concoction full of Jay-Z's attitude and R. Kelly's vocal power; no looking back for this pair. And with Kelly being one of the original R&B mack daddies, you can be sure that tales of carnal exploits are in no short supply on the appropriately titled THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. The key here, though, is the way Jay-Z's well-documented lyrical acumen is supported by the melodic twists and turns of Kelly's singing, and how RK's sound is in turn made all the more visceral by his partner's in-your-face approach.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...When Kelly and Jigga get serious, the results are truly compelling..."
Q (May 2002, p.115) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...R. Kelly lends his soaring vocal...but leaves plenty of room for Jay-Z's brash, muscular raps..."
Disc 1
1 Best Of Both Worlds, The
2 Take You Home With Me A.K.A. Body
3 Break Up To Make Up
4 It Ain't Personal
5 Streets, The
6 Green Light - (featuring Beanie Sigel)
7 Naked
8 Shake Ya Body - (featuring Lil' Kim)
9 Somebody's Girl
10 Get This Money
11 Shorty
12 Honey
13 Pu**y - (featuring Devin)

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