Jay-Z ‎– American Gangster

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Roc-A-Fella Records ‎– 602517499898
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1 Idris Elba Intro
Arranged By – Hector Delgado (2), Idris ElbaCo-producer – Idris "Driis" Elba*Guitar – Marty ReidMixed By, Edited By – Hector Delgado (2)Performer – Idris ElbaProducer – Chris FlameRecorded By – Seth FirkinsStrings [Additional] – Timon AbuptahVocals [Additional] – Angel Wood
2:01
2 Jay-Z Pray
Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone – Aaron J. JohnsonBass, Guitar – James Lewis (4)Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Andy GeelMixed By – Victor Abjaoudi II*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Performer [New Earth] – Hank MarvinProducer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Strings, Drums – Mario WinansVocals – A. J. Walker*, Adonis Shropshire, Carmen Cameron, Cheri Dennis, Jayms Madison, Leisa Johnson*, Shannon JonesVocals [Additional] – BeyoncéWritten-By – A. Hawkshaw*, D. Matthews*, L. Coppin*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*Written-By [New Earth] – Alan Hawkshaw
4:24
3 Jay-Z American Dreamin'
Backing Vocals – Keon BryceBass, Piano – Arden "Keyz" Altino*Co-producer – Mario WinansDrums [Live Drums] – Mario WinansMixed By – Victor Abjaoudi II*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Performer [Soon I'll Be Loving You Again] – Marvin GayeProducer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Strings – Arden "Keyz" Altino*, Mario WinansWritten-By – A. Ross*, D. Matthews*, L. Ware*, L. Coppin*, M. Gaye*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*Written-By [Soon I'll Be Loving You Again] – A. Ross*, L. Ware*, M. Gaye*
4:47
4 Jay-Z Hello Brooklyn 2.0
Featuring – Lil WayneMixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Performer [Hello Brooklyn] – The Beastie Boys*Producer, Instruments [All Instruments] – Bigg D*Programmed By [Additional] – Drew HollywoodRecorded By – Angel "Onhel" Aponte*, Ced Hollywood, Drew MoneyWritten-By – D. Baker*, D. Carter*, S. Carter*
3:56
5 Jay-Z No Hook
Bass, Guitar – Ed "Wolverine" Goldson*Drums – Mario WinansEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Heather Boyden, Michelle FigueroaKeyboards, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano – Arden "Keyz" Altino*Mixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Percussion – Bashiri JohnsonPerformer [Love Serenade] – Barry WhiteProducer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Strings – Arden "Keyz" Altino*, Mario WinansVocals – Jayms MadisonWritten-By – B. White*, D. Matthews*, L. Coppin*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*Written-By [Love Serenade] – B. White*
3:14
6 Jay-Z Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...
Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone – Kenneth "Scooter" Whalum*Bass, Guitar – Ed "Wolverine" Goldson*Drums – Mario WinansEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Matt Testa*Mixed By – Victor Abjaoudi II*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Percussion – Bashiri JohnsonPerformer [Make The Road By Walking] – The Menahan Street Band*Producer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Trombone – Saunders SermonsTrumpet – Cameron Johnson, Keyon HarroldVocals [Additional] – Beyoncé, Cassie (2), Kanye WestWritten-By – B. Mann*, D. Guy*, D. Matthews*, L. Michels*, L. Coppin*, M. Deller*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*, T. Brenneck*Written-By [Make The Road By Walking] – B. Mann*, D. Guy*, L. Michels*, M. Deller*, T. Brenneck*
4:12
7 Jay-Z Sweet
Bass, Guitar – Ed "Wolverine" Goldson*Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Andy GeelMixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Percussion – Bashiri JohnsonPerformer [Does Your Mama Know] – Rudy Love & The Love Family*Producer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Vocals [Additional] – A. J. Walker*, Carmen Cameron, Cassie (2)Written-By – D. Matthews*, L. Coppin*, R. Love*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*Written-By [Does Your Mama Know] – Rudy Love
3:26
8 Jay-Z I Know
Mixed By – Chad Hugo, DuroMixed By [Assisted By] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Producer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3), Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Recorded By [Assisted By] – Hart GuntherWritten-By – P. Williams*, S. Carter*
3:43
9 Jay-Z Party Life
Bass, Guitar – Ed "Wolverine" Goldson*Drums – Mario WinansEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Matt Testa*Mixed By – Victor Abjaoudi II*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Anthony Palazzole, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*Percussion – Bashiri JohnsonPerformer [Get Into The Party Life] – Little BeaverProducer – LV (2), Diddy*, Sean C*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Steve "Rock Star" Dickey*, Victor Abjaoudi II*Trumpet – Keyon HarroldVocals – Shannon JonesWritten-By – D. Stone*, D. Matthews*, L. Coppin*, S. Combs*, S. Carter*, W. Hale*Written-By [Get Into The Party Life] – D. Stone*, W. Hale*
4:29
10 Jay-Z Ignorant Sh*t
Featuring – Beanie SigelMixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonMixed By [Assisted By] – Andrew Wright (2)Performer [Between The Sheets] – The Isley Bros.*Producer – Just BlazeRecorded By – Daren "DJ Poun" Smith*Written-By – C. Jasper*, D. Grant*, E. Isley*, J. Smith*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*, S. Carter*Written-By [Between The Sheets] – C. Jasper*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
3:41
11 Jay-Z Say Hello
Backing Vocals – Rhonda RobinsonCoordinator [Production Coordination] – Keke And AmyMixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Performer [The Love We Share Is The Greatest Of Them All] – Tom BrockProducer – Toomp*Recorded By – Derrick Selby, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Written-By – A. Davis*, S. Carter*, T. Brocker*Written-By [The Love We Share Is The Greatest Of Them All] – T. Brocker*
5:27
12 Jay-Z Success
Backing Vocals – Juan "OG" Perez*Co-producer – Jermaine DupriFeaturing – NasMixed By – Supa Engineer Duro*Mixed By [Assisted By] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Performer [Funky Thing Pt. 1] – Larry Ellis And The Black Hammer*Producer – No-ID*Recorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – E. Wilson*, L. Ellis*, N. Jones*, S. Carter*Written-By [Funky Thing Pt. 1] – Larry Ellis
3:30
13 Jay-Z Fallin'
Backing Vocals – BilalCo-producer – No-ID*Mixed By – Jermaine Dupri, Phil TanMixed By [Assisted By] – Josh HoughkirkPerformer [Fell For You] – The DramaticsProducer – Jermaine DupriRecorded By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonWritten-By – J. Dupri*, S. Carter*, T. Hester*Written-By [Fell For You] – T. Hester*
4:06
Bonus Tracks
14 Jay-Z Blue Magic
Mixed By – DuroMixed By [Assisted By] – Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young*Producer – The NeptunesRecorded By – Andrew Coleman (3), Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonRecorded By [Assisted By] – Hart GuntherVocals [Additional] – Pharrell*Written-By – B. Kaun*, C. Herron*, D. Robinson*, D. Foster*, M. Jones*, P. Williams*, S. Carter*, T. Ellis*, T. McElroy*Written-By [Hold On] – C. Herron*, D. Robinson*, D. Foster*, M. Jones*, T. Ellis*, T. McElroy*
4:10
15 Jay-Z American Gangster
Alto Saxophone – Andy SnitzerCello – Eileen Moon, Jeanne LeblancContractor [Strings Contracted By] – Sandra ParkDrums [Live Drums] – StillphilMixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonMixed By [Assisted By] – Andrew Wright (2)Performer [Short Eyes], Written-By [Short Eyes] – Curtis MayfieldPiano [Additional] – Canei FinchProducer – Just BlazeRecorded By [Live Strings & Horns] – Ryan WestRecorded By [Music] – Andrew Wright (2)Recorded By [Vocals] – Gimel "Young Guru" KeatonTenor Saxophone – Charles PillowTrombone – Mike DavidTrumpet – Jeff KievitViola – Dawn Hannay, Sue PrayViolin – Liz Lim*, Jeanine Wynton, Lisa Kim, Matt Lehmann, Minyoung Chang, Sandra Park, Sarah O'Boyle, Sharon YamadaWritten-By – C. Mayfield*, J. Smith*, S. Carter*
3:41

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A semi-concept album inspired by the movie "American Gangster" (not the movie soundtrack). Sticker front states "Conceptual Body Of Genius Work."

"Intro", "No Hook", "Success" and "Blue Magic" contain excerpts from "American Gangster" courtesy of Universal Studios.

- Track 2 "Pray" contains a sample from "New Earth" by Hank Marvin.
- Track 3 "American Dreamin'" contains a sample of "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" by Marvin Gaye.
- Track 4 "Hello Brooklyn 2.0" contains excerpts from "Hello Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys.
- Track 5 "No Hook" contains a sample of "Love Serenade" by Barry White.
- Track 6 "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." contains a sample of "Make the Road by Walking" by The Menahan Street Band.
- Track 7 "Sweet" contains a sample of "Does Your Mama Know" by Rudy Love & The Love Family.
- Track 9 "Party Life" contains a sample from "Get into the Party Life" by Little Beaver.
- Track 10 "Ignorant Sh*t" contains a sample of "Between the Sheets" by The Isley Brothers.
- Track 11 "Say Hello" contains a sample of "The Love We Share Is The Greatest Of Them All" by Tom Brock.
-Track 12 "Success" contains a sample of "Funky Thing Pt. 1" by Larry Ellis And The Black Hammer.
- Track 13 "Fallin'" contains samples from "Fell for You" by The Dramatics.
- Track 14 "Blue Magic" embodies portions of "Hold On" written by D. Foster, T. McElroy, T. Ellis, C. Herron, M. Jones and D. Robinson, and contains excerpts from the motion picture "Frankenstein", score by Bernard Kaun.
-Track 15 "American Gangster" contains samples from "Short Eyes" by Curtis Mayfield.

Made in The EU.

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  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 49989 8
  • Barcode (String): 602517499898
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC08427
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 4): 06025 174 998-9 01 * 52041428
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text, variant 1): Made In Germany by EDC P
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text, variant 2): Made In Germany by EDC B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text, variant 3): Made In Germany by EDC C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text, variant 4): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC R
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 2 & 4): UNIVERSAL Logo x4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 4): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0152
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0124
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0139

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0010229-02 Jay-Z American Gangster(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0010229-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
602517499898(11) Jay-Z American Gangster(CD, Album, Sup) Roc-A-Fella Records 602517499898(11) Europe 2007 Sell This Version
460502601380 Jay-Z American Gangster(CD, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 460502601380 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
602537401246 Jay-Z American Gangster(Cass, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 602537401246 US 2013 Sell This Version
B0010229-01 Jay-Z American Gangster(2xLP, Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0010229-01 US 2007 Sell This Version

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