Encore (Jay-Z song)

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Song by Jay-Z from the album The Black Album
Released November 14, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:11
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer Shawn Carter, Kanye West
Producer Kanye West
The Black Album track listing
  1. "Interlude"
  2. "December 4th"
  3. "What More Can I Say"
  4. "Encore"
  5. "Change Clothes"
  6. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
  7. "Threat"
  8. "Moment of Clarity"
  9. "99 Problems"
  10. "Public Service Announcement"
  11. "Justify My Thug"
  12. "Lucifer"
  13. "Allure"
  14. "My 1st Song"
The Black Album track listing
"What More Can I Say"
"Change Clothes"

"Encore" is a song from Jay-Z's The Black Album. "Encore" received much popularity when it was mixed with Linkin Park's hit single "Numb" on the mash-up album Collision Course as "Numb/Encore" and eventually went on to win a Grammy Award.


The song first was released with Jay-Z's album The Black Album. It gained popularity when it was mixed with Linkin Park's song "Numb" and won a Grammy Award. The original song has an "old-song feel" with several band instruments.

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"Encore" features vocals by John Legend, Don Crawley, GLC and Kanye West. The song was released by Roc-A-Fella Records and produced by Kanye West for KonMan Productions.

The production samples the trumpet intro to John Holt's cover of "I Will", and this song is in turn sampled by Dutch hardcore techno DJ J.D.A. in his single "Encore (Do You Want More)". Coincidentally, the album which originally featured "I Will" would be mashed up with The Black Album by DJ Danger Mouse as The Grey Album (ironically, the remix of "Encore" did not sample "I Will").

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