The Black Album [Acappella] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Roc-A-Fella
  • UPC: 602498622902
  • Catalog Number: 000248202
  • Sales rank: 20,175

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude (1:17)
  2. 2 December 4th (3:16)
  3. 3 What More Can I Say (4:24)
  4. 4 Encore (3:33)
  5. 5 Change Clothes (4:03)
  6. 6 Dirt Off Your Shoulder (3:46)
  7. 7 Threat (4:08)
  8. 8 Moment of Clarity (3:57)
  9. 9 99 Problems (3:50)
  10. 10 Interlude [EMI April (2:52)
  11. 11 Justify My Thug (3:49)
  12. 12 Lucifer (3:14)
  13. 13 Allure (4:49)
  14. 14 My 1st Song (4:25)
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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
R. Kelly Composer
T.D. Bell Composer
DJ Quik Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Felix Pappalardi Composer
Luis Resto Composer, Producer
R. Rubin Composer
Rick Rubin Producer, Audio Production
Robert Sims Art Direction
L. Michael Smith Composer
P. Williams Composer
Jay-Z Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Andrew Scheps Engineer
Timbaland Producer, Audio Production
T. Marrow Composer
Joseph Weinberger Producer
Damon Dash Executive Producer
Shawn Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Eminem Producer, Audio Production
Tim Mosley Composer
The Neptunes Producer
Kanye West Composer, Producer
Chad Hugo Composer
J.K. Simmons Composer
Kareem "Biggs" Burke Executive Producer
Just Blaze Producer, Audio Production
D. Blake Composer
E. Powell Composer
Gimel Keaton Engineer
Marshall Mathers Composer
J Smith Composer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Jason Lader Programming
9th Wonder Producer
Aqua Producer
Buchannans Producer
David Brown Engineer
Steve King Composer, Engineer
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