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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
For more than a decade, Jermaine Dupri has produced chart-toppers for hip-hop and R&B acts from Kris Kross and Lil' Bow Wow to Mariah Carey and TLC, while as an artist, he's also lent his offhanded rhyme flow to hits by Jay-Z and Janet Jackson. So it's no surprise that on his second solo offering, Instructions, the beat wizard capitalizes on his winning streak. Jigga Jay-Z and P. Diddy may get more press for their egocentric ways, but JD predates his flashy New York colleagues by a few million records sold, and throughout Instructions, Dupri rarely allows us to forget it. On the disc's aptly titled first single, "Ballin' Out of Control," he catalogs his abundant ...
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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
For more than a decade, Jermaine Dupri has produced chart-toppers for hip-hop and R&B acts from Kris Kross and Lil' Bow Wow to Mariah Carey and TLC, while as an artist, he's also lent his offhanded rhyme flow to hits by Jay-Z and Janet Jackson. So it's no surprise that on his second solo offering, Instructions, the beat wizard capitalizes on his winning streak. Jigga Jay-Z and P. Diddy may get more press for their egocentric ways, but JD predates his flashy New York colleagues by a few million records sold, and throughout Instructions, Dupri rarely allows us to forget it. On the disc's aptly titled first single, "Ballin' Out of Control," he catalogs his abundant wealth: ten cars, a Lear jet, and plenty of jewels bling-blingin'. JD never strays too far from flaunting his cheddar or prattling about his pimpin' prowess, and by mid-disc, his "don't-hate-me-cuz-I'm-rich" shtick wears thin. Fortunately, his knack for pairing catchy, danceable melodies with well-selected guest appearances overshadows his shameless self-promotion. Neo-soulman Bilal drops a Curtis Mayfield-style falsetto over a simmering funk groove on "Supafly." Later, on "Yours & Mine," JD raps while his So So Def label staple Jagged Edge croon over a Timbaland-esque beat accented by sexy coos and moans. In fact, Instructions features some of Dupri's best beat science to date -- from the skeletal piano arrangement and handclaps of "Welcome to Atlanta," featuring Ludacris, to the haunting synths and skittering drums of "You Bring the Freak out of Me," featuring Kandi formerly of his girl group Xscape and his longtime sidekick Da Brat. Just as the title of Jay-Z's 2001 tour de force, The Blueprint, suggested the ease and success of his formulaic approach to hit making, Dupri's Instructions takes a paint-by-numbers approach that's like a 101 lesson for wannabe-large beat makers and rhyme writers everywhere. If you wanna score a hit, take your cues from the master!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998583023
  • Catalog Number: 85830
  • Sales rank: 199,367

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 LP Intro (0:25)
  2. 2 Welcome to Atlanta (3:20)
  3. 3 Money, Hoes & Power - Pimpin' Ken (4:31)
  4. 4 The Dream (Interlude) - Wanda Sykes (0:49)
  5. 5 Get Some - R.O.C. (2:28)
  6. 6 Hate (Interlude) (1:06)
  7. 7 Hate Blood - Freeway (3:54)
  8. 8 Ballin' Out of Control (3:08)
  9. 9 Supafly - Bilal (3:11)
  10. 10 Instructions Interlude (0:38)
  11. 11 Rules of the Game (3:36)
  12. 12 Prada Bag (Interlude) (0:15)
  13. 13 Whatever - Trey Lorenz & Katrina (4:18)
  14. 14 Let's Talk About It (5:22)
  15. 15 Yours & Mine - Jagged Edge (3:24)
  16. 16 Jazzy Hoe's, Pt. 2 - Eddie Cain (4:47)
  17. 17 Hot Mama (Interlude) (0:14)
  18. 18 You Bring the Freak Out of Me - Kandi (3:04)
  19. 19 The Morning After (0:24)
  20. 20 Rock With Me (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jermaine Dupri Primary Artist
Freeway Track Performer
Trey Lorenz Track Performer
Da Brat Track Performer
Usher Track Performer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Manuel Seal Jr. Track Performer
Too $hort Track Performer
UGK Track Performer
Xscape Track Performer
Nate Dogg Track Performer
Katrina Track Performer
Jagged Edge Track Performer
Kurupt Track Performer
Manish Man & Da Syndicate Track Performer
Clipse Track Performer
Skeeter Rock Track Performer
Jadakiss Track Performer
Field Mob Track Performer
Kandi Track Performer
Ludacris Track Performer
Bilal Track Performer
Backbone Track Performer
Pimpin' Ken Track Performer
R.O.C. Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jermaine Dupri Producer, Executive Producer
Brian Frye Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Phil Tan Programming, Engineer
Emmanuel Dean Producer
Julian Alexander Art Direction
The Neptunes Producer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox Producer
Kasseem Dean Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jermaine Dupri and SSD(SoSoDef) make hot beates

    J.D is one of the most biggest producer that ever been in the hip-hop industry.Sice his debut he give the whole world hits after hits in colaborations with Ludacris(Welcome to Atlanta), Nate Dogg(balling of control).First superhit (Welcome to ATl) was an anthem to his city and J.D himself sayd that" that song was an invitation to all the people to came and visit this beatiful city".The second song is very hot.Why?.Because his beates go exactely in your heart and J.D in that song presents his lifestyle.This album was made for the parties.All the album is greatest, and you'd better buy it.

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