Life in 1472

Life in 1472

by Jermaine Dupri
     
 

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After hitting huge in 1992 as the knob-twister behind Kris Kross's "Jump," Atlanta-based R&B producer Jermaine Dupri became hugely influential in establishing his hometown as a black music capital. 1998's LIFE IN 1472 sees Dupri step out from behind the board to inaugurate his solo career with the help of a caste of hip-hop and R&B luminaries such as See more details below

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After hitting huge in 1992 as the knob-twister behind Kris Kross's "Jump," Atlanta-based R&B producer Jermaine Dupri became hugely influential in establishing his hometown as a black music capital. 1998's LIFE IN 1472 sees Dupri step out from behind the board to inaugurate his solo career with the help of a caste of hip-hop and R&B luminaries such as Mariah Carey and Jay-Z to DMX and Nas. LIFE IN 1472 is a blockbuster in the truest sense, kicking in with JD's tag-team with Jay-Z, "Money Ain't a Thang" and moving on to the bumpin' Mariah Carey cut "Sweetheart," before dropping the reggae flavored "You Get Dealt Wit," (featuring Snoop Doggy Dog) and the P-funk style sex-hop jam "All That's Got to Go," (featuring Mase and Da Brat). JD's world is a high roller's paradise, filled with fast cars, fly honeys, and money, money, money. He strolls through it all with cool confidence, lacing his rhymes with an effortless flow similar to pal Jay-Z or Puffy himself. Here's where hip-hop and pop do the nasty all night long, and it doesn't let up.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Long before he released his first solo album, Jermaine Dupri established himself as a hip-hop hitmaker to be reckoned with. He sent Kris Kross, Da Brat, and Xscape to the top of the charts, provided hit remixes for the likes of Dru Hill, and ran the So So Def label -- all before he decided to launch a solo career with Jermaine Dupri Presents: Life in 1472 in 1998. Like many producers, Dupri has surrounded himself with an all-star cast of guest performers, all to make the spotlight a little less harsh. As it turns out, he needn't worry about his own skills -- he's a fine rapper, putting such peers as Puff Daddy to shame -- but all the other rappers and singers help make Life in 1472 feel like a real party. It's one of the few star-studded records to actually work, precisely because JD is such a talented producer -- he crafts slamming tracks with real bass grooves and catchy hooks. Life in 1472 drags a little in the middle, like almost any party, but the vibes are good throughout, and it creates some nice memories, which is enough to make it a top-notch debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646908723
catalogNumber:
69087

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Performance Credits

Jermaine Dupri   Primary Artist
Slick Rick   Track Performer
Keith Sweat   Track Performer
Trey Lorenz   Background Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Warren G   Track Performer
Nas   Track Performer
Da Brat   Track Performer
Usher   Vocals,Track Performer
Mariah Carey   Track Performer
Too $hort   Track Performer
Tamara Powell   Track Performer
Jay-Z   Track Performer
Mase   Track Performer
LaTocha Scott   Background Vocals
Mad Rapper   Track Performer
Black   Track Performer
Trina Powell   Background Vocals
YoungBloodZ   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Slick Rick   Producer
Keith Sweat   Contributor
Rainy Davis   Composer
Snoop Dogg   Contributor
Warren G   Contributor
Nas   Contributor
Da Brat   Contributor
8ball & MJG   Contributor
Usher   Contributor
Mariah Carey   Producer
Dana Jon Chappelle   Engineer
DJ Quik   Producer
DJ Premier   Producer
DMX   Contributor
Jermaine Dupri   Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
JD   Contributor
Kevin Lively   Engineer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Phil Tan   Engineer
Too $hort   Contributor
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Tamara Powell   Contributor
Chris Puram   Engineer
Jay-Z   Contributor
Lil' Kim   Contributor
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Producer
Ed Rasso   Engineer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Krayzie Bone   Contributor
Mase   Contributor
Pete Warner   Composer
Mad Rapper   Contributor
Daniel Moss   Art Direction
Black   Contributor
Trina Powell   Contributor
Kanye West   Producer
Matthew Jordan Smith   Art Direction
Blake "Karrington" Smith   Programming
Eric Coptic   Producer
YoungBloodZ   Contributor
R.O.C.   Contributor

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