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Black Album [Acappella]
     

The Black Album [Acappella]

by Jay-Z
 

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Could this be the record that launches a thousand production careers? Variations on The Black Album began multiplying like rabbits soon after its release in November 2003, with DJ Danger Mouse's masterful Gray Album -- in which samples from the Beatles' White Album power the productions behind Jay-Z<

Overview

Could this be the record that launches a thousand production careers? Variations on The Black Album began multiplying like rabbits soon after its release in November 2003, with DJ Danger Mouse's masterful Gray Album -- in which samples from the Beatles' White Album power the productions behind Jay-Z's raps -- getting a large share of the publicity (and legal action). Within a few weeks, the novelty threatened to become a full-blown phenomenon, led by likely contenders The Black on Black Album (Metallica) and The Purple Album (Prince) as well as a few unlikely fusions such as The Slack Album (Pavement) and Jay-Zeezer: The Black and Blue Album (Weezer). (Undoubtedly nearing completion on some renegade's hard drive is The Crack Album featuring Rick James samples or The Back Catalog Album featuring previous Jay-Z productions.) No matter, Def Jam did a favor to budding producers who are still searching for the unaccompanied vocals by releasing this a cappella version of The Black Album. As necessary in any producer's collection as an Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation, it obviously makes much less sense for any other music fan, though Def Jam deserves points for adding lyrics to the liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Roc-A-Fella
UPC:
0602498622902
catalogNumber:
000248202
Rank:
200602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jay-Z   Primary Artist
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Sharlotte Gibson   Vocals
Kanye West   Vocals
Leon Harris   Vocals
Vincent "Hum V" Bostic   Vocals
Cedric The Entertainer   Vocals
Danee Doty   Vocals
Keenan "Kee Note" Holloway   Bass
Don Crawley   Vocals
John Legend   Vocals
Steve King   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Ingrid Chavez   Composer
Lenny Kravitz   Composer
R. Kelly   Composer
Roland Chambers   Composer
DJ Quik   Producer
Darryl McDaniels   Composer
Felix Pappalardi   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer,Producer
R. Rubin   Composer
Rick Rubin   Producer,Audio Production
Robert Sims   Art Direction
Jay-Z   Producer
Andrew Scheps   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer,Audio Production
T. Marrow   Composer
Joseph Weinberger   Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Damon Dash   Executive Producer
Shawn Carter   Composer,Executive Producer
Eminem   Producer,Audio Production
Tim Mosley   Composer
Neptunes   Producer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Kareem "Biggs" Burke   Executive Producer
J. Smith   Producer,Audio Production
E. Powell   Composer
Gimel Keaton   Engineer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
J Smith   Composer
Demacio Castellon   Engineer
Jason Lader   Programming
Joseph Simmons   Composer
Lawrence Smith   Composer
9th Wonder   Producer
Aqua   Producer
Buchannans   Producer
Madonna Ciccone   Composer
Thomas Bell   Composer
David Brown   Engineer
Steve King   Composer,Engineer
Jamal Johnson   Composer
Andre Gonzalez   Composer
David Blake   Composer
Kenneth Gamble   Composer

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