The Blueprint 2.1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Jay-Z kept The Blueprint incredibly tight, focusing on a single sound and letting nothing interfere with some of the best raps of his career. The Blueprint?: The Gift & the Curse was a radically different record, with the most respected rapper in the business trying on a range of styles, collaborating with a lot of guests and working with an army of producers (Neptunes, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Heavy D, Kanye West). Four months after its release, Roc-A-Fella issued Blueprint 2.1, a version of the record that cut in half the running time of the original and delivered most of the best material -- the Neptunes' bounce track "Excuse Me Miss," the horn-driven blast of "The Watcher ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Jay-Z kept The Blueprint incredibly tight, focusing on a single sound and letting nothing interfere with some of the best raps of his career. The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse was a radically different record, with the most respected rapper in the business trying on a range of styles, collaborating with a lot of guests and working with an army of producers (Neptunes, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Heavy D, Kanye West). Four months after its release, Roc-A-Fella issued Blueprint 2.1, a version of the record that cut in half the running time of the original and delivered most of the best material -- the Neptunes' bounce track "Excuse Me Miss," the horn-driven blast of "The Watcher 2" produced by Dr. Dre (featuring Truth Hurts), and the record's biggest hit, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," a slick R&B crossover with Beyoncé Knowles. Just like the original, Blueprint 2.1 ranges from unapologetically sexed-up party joints to theatrical epics and even takes in a feature for the prince of rock Lenny Kravitz ("Guns & Roses"). Yes, it is slightly more focused than its two-disc predecessor, but it's still a sprawling commercial monster that lacks the creativity of The Blueprint.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • Label: Roc-A-Fella
  • UPC: 044007729625
  • Catalog Number: 000029702
  • Sales rank: 113,720

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Dream (3:46)
  2. 2 Hovi Baby (4:21)
  3. 3 The Watcher - Truth Hurts (5:54)
  4. 4 '03 Bonnie & Clyde - Beyoncé (3:24)
  5. 5 Excuse Me Miss (4:40)
  6. 6 All Around the World - LaToiya Williams (3:52)
  7. 7 Guns & Roses (4:25)
  8. 8 U Don't Know (4:27)
  9. 9 Meet the Parents (4:58)
  10. 10 Some How Some Way - Beanie Sigel (5:36)
  11. 11 The Bounce - Kanye West (4:17)
  12. 12 What They Gonna Do, Pt. 2 (11:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay-Z Primary Artist
Christian Love Vocals
Scott Spencer Storch fender rhodes
Ken Lewis Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo Guitar, Keyboards
Terri Background Vocals
Ervin Pope Keyboards
Camara Kambon Keyboards
Eric Johnson Bass, Guitar
Just Blaze scratching
LaToiya Williams Vocals
Truth Hurts Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Prince Composer
Bobby Byrd Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Composer
James Mtume Composer
J.C. Olivier Composer
Brad Jordan Composer
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Composer
Jay-Z Composer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Jimmy Douglas Engineer
J.S. Theracon Composer
Mike Ging Engineer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Damon Dash Executive Producer
Shawn Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Chester Wallace Composer
A. Young Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
Tyrone Wrice Composer
Kanye West Composer, Producer
Chad Hugo Composer
Kareem "Biggs" Burke Executive Producer
Darrell Branch Producer
Eric Johnson Contributor
D. Wilson Composer
Just Blaze Producer, Contributor
Superfly Engineer
Andrew Coleman Contributor
Heavy D Producer
J Smith Composer
Suzanne Burge Marketing
B. Hawes Composer
Shane "Bermy" Woodley Engineer
Tupac Shakur Composer
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