Backstage: A Hard Knock Life

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DJ Clue? Presents: Backstage Mixtape
Backstage OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by DJ Clue?
Released August 29, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Label
Producer Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter (exec.), Damon Dash (exec.), Kareem "Biggs" Burke (exec.), DJ Clue, Christión, Timbaland, Dent, DJ Twinz, Irv Gotti, Ken Ifill, Troy Johnson, Robert Kirklan, Living Proof, Trackmasters, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Warrior, Redman
DJ Clue? chronology
The Professional
(1998)The Professional1998
DJ Clue? Presents: Backstage Mixtape
(2000)
The Professional 2
(2001)The Professional 22001
Singles from DJ Clue? Presents: Backstage Mixtape
  1. "My Mind Right"
    Released: March 5, 2000
  2. "Best of Me, Part 2"
    Released: August 29, 2000
  3. "Keep It Thoro"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

DJ Clue? Presents: Backstage Mixtape is the soundtrack to the 2000 documentary film, Backstage. It was released on August 29, 2000 by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. The soundtrack featured production from DJ Clue?, Irv Gotti and Swizz Beatz, among others. Rappers DMX and Method Man did appear in the film, however they weren't featured on the soundtrack.

The soundtrack was a commercial success, peaking at 6 on the Billboard 200 and topping the R&B/Hip-Hop charts at No. 1. Three singles also made it to the Billboard charts, "Best of Me, Pt 2", "My Mind Right" and "Keep It Thoro". made it to #55 and #85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks respectively. Backstage: A Hard Knock Life was certified gold by the RIAA on December 4, 2000 for sales of over 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" 2:55
2. "Best of Me, Part 2" (Mýa featuring Jay-Z)   Poke & Tone, Precisoon 3:41
3. "In the Club" (Beanie Sigel)   Timbaland 4:22
4. "Keep It Thoro" (Prodigy)   Alchemist 2:46
5. "My Mind Right" (Memphis Bleek)   DJ Twinz 3:45
6. "Who Did You Expect" (The LOX)   Swizz Beatz 4:19
7. "Wanna Take Me Back" (T-Boz)   Brycyn Evans, Troy Johnson 4:00
8. "Just Leave Your Love" (Christión)   Christión, Warrior 4:01
9. "Darlin'" (Rell)   EK 4:00
10. "Millionaire" (Hot Boys featuring Big Tymers)   Mannie Fresh 3:51
11. "Road Dawgs" (Amil, Eve & Da Brat featuring Jay-Z)   Dent 4:52
12. "Funkanella" (OutKast featuring Killer Mike and Slimm Calhoun)   Earthtone III 4:06
13. "Come and Get It" (Redman & Lady Luck)   Reggie Noble 3:34
14. "Hate Music" (Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana)   Livin' Proof 3:55
15. "Gotta Be a Thug" (Fabolous)   DJ Clue, Ken "Duro" Ifill 4:15
16. "Don't Want Beef" (Capone-n-Noreaga)   Scott Storch 3:58
17. "Crime Life" (Memphis Bleek, Lil' Cease & Ja Rule)   DL, Irv Gotti 3:58
18. "Say What U Want" (Da Ranjahz featuring Ja Rule)   Fan-Taz 4:11
19. "People's Court" (Jay-Z)   Robert 'Shim' Kirkland 3:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Billboard 200 6
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

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