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Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Official Tracklist & Production Credits

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Courtesy of Hip Hop n More

1. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake) [S. Carter, Justin Timberlake, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, E.] [Sample Credits:

Contains elements of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (K. Cobain/D. Grohl/K.Novoselic), published by EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. (BMI)/Primary Wave Tunes (BMI)/The End of Music (BMI)/MJ Twelve Mu]

2. Picasso Baby [S. Carter, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, A. Younge] [Sample Credits:
“Sirens” performed by Adrian Younge. used courtesy of Wax Poetics Records. Written by A. Younge, published by Linear Labs (ASCAP)
Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc.]

3. Tom Ford [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Production, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and Dema]

4. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Feat. Rick Ross) [Produced by Boi 1da for 1da Boi Productions and Vinylz for Vinylz Music Group
Additional production by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and]

5. Oceans (Feat. Frank Ocean) [Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional production by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young at Jungle City Studios, NYC
Additional recording by Ramon Rivas a]

6. F.U.T.W. [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side by Side/JVU Ent. and Dem]

7. Somewhere In America [S. Carter, C. Hollis, C. Camper, M. Dean] [Sample Credits:
Embodies portions of “Gangster of Love (Part 1)” written by Johnny Guitar Watson, published by Songs of Universal, Inc. o/b/o Virjon LLC d/b/a Booty Ooty Music (BMI) Sample recreation]

8. Crown [S. Carter, J. Webster, K. Bennett, M. Dean, M. Collins, B. Dixon] [Sample Credits:
Use of “Solid As A Rock” performed by Sizzla, courtesy of VP Music Group, Inc. Embodies portions of “Solid As A Rock” written by K. Bennett, M. Collins, published by Universal PolyGra]

9. Heaven [S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Justin Timberlake, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, W.] [Sample Credits:
“Reverie” performed by Adrian Younge, used courtesy of Wax Poetics Records. Written by A. Younge, published by Linear Labs. Contains elements of “Losing My Religion” (Berry/Buck/Mills]

10. Versus [S. Carter, K. Dean, J. Davis, T. Mosley, J. Harmon, F. Hubbard, M. Jones, M. Ta] [Sample Credits:
Embodies portions of “Sucka Nigga,” written by Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Malik Izaak Taylor and Freddie Hubbard, published by Universal Music-Z Tunes LLC]

11. Part II (On The Run) (Feat. Beyonce) [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome”Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainze Productions/TimbalandProductions, Inc.
Recorded by Demacio “Demo” Castellon at Oven Studios, NYC]

12. Beach Is Better [Produced by Mike WiLL- Made It for Eardrummers Entertainment LLC
Co-Produced by Marz for Eardrummers Entertainment LLC
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side By Side/JVU Ent. at Jungle City Studios, NYC]

13. BBC (Feat. Nas, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz & Timbaland) [Produced by Pharrell Williams
Recorded by Chris Godbey for Side By Side/JVU Ent. and Demacio “Demo” Castelllon at Oven Studios, NYC
Assistant Recording Engineer: Ramon Rivas]

14. Jay-Z Blue [S. Carter, J. Harmon, C. Broady, T. Mosley, Justin Timberlake, S. Combs, D. McD] [Sample Credits:
Features samples from The Notorious B.I.G. recording “My Downfall.” Produced under license from Atlantic Recordings Corp. by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Mus]

15 La Familia [Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon for Bronze and Brainz Productions/Timbaland Productions, Inc.
Recorded by Demacio “Demo” Castellon at Oven Studios, NYC]

16 Nickles & Dimes [S. Carter, K. Joshua, M. Dean, S. Valentine] [Sample Credits:
Sample of “Nikels And Dimes” performed by Gonjasufi, used courtesy of Warp Records. Written by S. Valentine, published by Warp Music Limited (ASCAP)
Produced by Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshu]

So it seems Timbaland was not exaggerating, he pretty much produced the bulk of the Magna Carta album

Also very excited to see my man Adrian Younge’s name pop up in the credits for sampling his songs, the first time I heard him I thought to myself man this would be great to sample. If you havent checked out his solo stuff DO THAT, also check out the album he produced for Ghostface Killah early this year
Updates to follow

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New Azealia Banks ft Pharell – ATM JAM (Prod By Pharell)

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Today Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg aka the female hip hop BFF premiered Azealia Banks new cut, which prominently features the man who literally can do no wrong (unless your names William) Pharell.
I mean seriously this guy is so above everyone right now, featured on/wrote/produced* on the #1 & #2 songs in the country. Hell be all over the Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album, scoring and exec producing the soundtrack for the animated movie Despicable Me 2, including his song “Happy“. Somehow its quiet though and he remains still a behind the scenes kind of guy.

 

 (clean, radio rip)

Anyway , Azealia Banks( no not Robbn Bank$ sister, that would make her the daughter of Shaggy.. huh?) . She’s a bit of an afterthought on the song, which is fine, this isn’t “Can I Live”. It’s just kinda interesting to think about how the stars are aligning for this up and comer. I think In some ways Azealia Banks is alot more “there” than people realize(10$ says she spazez on Ebro for his Hot9 tuff talk as the record starts) .

A month ago at The Governors Ball Festival she had a pretty big and seemingly devoted following, I legit heard random muddy smelly white people talking about wanting to/having seen her performance. When your a black female “hip hop artist” and you have smelly muddy white people talking about you at a concert thats filled with well known bands made up of reformed/more productive smelly muddy white people, you know your doing something right.

Alot of her popularity stems from her being more of an established artist in the UK, which in hip hop terms doesn’t usually mean anything (Dizzie Rascal?). But for other more pop inclined artist it’s actually becoming somewhat of the norm to pop off across the pond and then bring it over here to the US. Azealia being from NYC originally makes it work THAT MUCH BETTER.

So combine her momentum with Phareezus’s current domination, and for context think about “Holla back girl”. It seems the potential for Azealia, this song and her album are BANANAS (did I spell that right ?).

I know its an old story, but its still so crazy to me that  [Iggy:Banks as Armageddon:Deep Impact]      Im tempted to do a large analysis comparing these two numbers wise (soon to change as a result of this song i’d imagine), would people read that ?

 

* Pharell has writing credits on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” but it’s unclear what his exact role in the production was. You’d imagine in some way he was involved?

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