(Always Be My) Sunshine" is a hip hop song by American rapper Jay-Z with guest vocals from fellow femcee Foxy Brown and R&B singer-songwriter Babyface who performs the song's chorus. It serves as the first single from his second album (1997). The track features production by In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool. Vanderpool samples MC Lyte's " Cha Cha Cha", Alexander O'Neal's "Sunshine", Kraftwerk's "Man Machine" and The Fearless Four's "Rockin' It" for the track's beat. In addition, George Fonenette plays keyboards on this song. The song's lyrics helped indicate Jay-Z's change from his Mafioso rap style to a more commercial " shiny suit" style. Steve Juon of RapReviews.com supports the song claiming that it is a less gangsta version of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Me & My Bitch", a well-received track. Jay-Z cites this song as "what killed  the album."
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by
Hype Williams. Jay-Z is featured in the video rapping in a room resembling a Rubik's Cube & having a carnival theme to it with Foxy Brown rapping alongside of him. Jay-Z & co-founder of Roc-A-Fella, Damon Dash later regretted doing the video citing that the video wasn't their style.
Formats and track listings [ edit ]
"Sunshine (Radio Edit)" (3:15)
"Sunshine (Album Version)" (4:11)
"Sunshine (Clean Version)" (4:12)
TV track)" (4:12) "Sunshine (Acappella)" (3:49)
"Sunshine (Album Version)"
"Sunshine (TV Track)"
"Sunshine (Radio Edit)"
"Sunshine (Clean Version)"
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