Life in 1472

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Life in 1472
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
GenreHip hop
Label
ProducerJermaine Dupri, Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Charlemagne, Coptic, Carl So-Lowe, DJ Quik, Slick Rick, DJ Premier, Mariah Carey, Kanye West
Jermaine Dupri chronology
Life in 1472
(1998)
Instructions
(2001)
Singles from Life in 1472
  1. "The Party Continues"
    Released: February 17, 1998
  2. "Money Ain't a Thang"
    Released: May 11, 1998
  3. "Sweetheart"
    Released: October 6, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
City Pages(unfavorable)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
SF Weekly(unfavorable)[6]
Vibe(favorable)[7]
Yahoo! Music(favorable)[8]

Life in 1472 is the debut studio album by American producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri, released via So So Def in the United States on July 21, 1998 (see 1998 in music). 1472 refers to J (being the 10th letter of the alphabet) + D (representing the 4th letter of the alphabet), and 72 (the year of Dupri's birth, 1972). It produced the singles "Money Ain't a Thang" (US No. 52), "Sweetheart" (US No. 125), "The Party Continues" (US No. 29), and "Going Home with Me". Life In 1472 spent two weeks at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while breaking the top 5 on the Billboard 200 and selling 162,000 copies in its first week.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Turn It Out" (featuring Nas)Jermaine Dupri, Nasir Jones, Kanye WestWest3:57
2."Money Ain't a Thang" (featuring Jay-Z)Dupri, Shawn Carter, LaMarquis Jefferson, Rahman "R.O.C." GriffinJermaine Dupri4:14
3."Get Your Sh** Right" (featuring Madd Rapper and DMX)Earl Simmons, Griffin, Deric "D-Dot" Angelite, DupriAngeletite, Charlemagne4:43
4."Fresh" (featuring Slick Rick)Richard Walton, DupriDupri, Carl So-Lowe3:53
5."Sweetheart" (featuring Mariah Carey)Rainy Davis, MaryAnn Tanedo, Dupri, Carl So-LoweDupri, Carey4:44
6."Jazzy Hoes" (featuring 8Ball, Too $hort, Mr. Black & YoungBloodZ)Dupri, Sean Joseph, Todd Shaw, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, GriffinDupri, Lowe4:38
7."Don't Hate on Me" (featuring Da Brat and Krayzie Bone)Dupri, Shawneise Harris, Krayzie BoneDupri4:17
8."Going Home with Me" (featuring Keith Sweat and R.O.C.)Dupri, Griffin, Keith SweatDupri3:41
9."You Get Dealt Wit" (featuring Mase and Lil' Kim)Dupri, Jefferson, Mason Bertha, Kimberly JonesDupri, Jefferson3:58
10."The Party Continues (video version)" (featuring Da Brat and Usher)Dupri, Usher Raymond IV, HarrisDupri4:16
11."All That's Got to Go" (featuring Da Brat and Latocha Scott)Dupri, Harris, Latocha Scott, Angelettie,Eric Coptic, Angelettie4:05
12."Protector's of 1472" (featuring Snoop Dogg, R.O.C. and Warren G)Dupri, Griffin, Calvin Broadus, Warren Griffin, Chris MartinDJ Premier4:46
13."Lay You Down" (featuring Trina Powell and Tamara Powell)Rick Rubin, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDanielsDupri, Manuel Seal4:27
14."Three the Hard Way" (featuring Mr. Black & R.O.C.) DJ Quik4:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 20
US Billboard 200[11] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ City Pages review Archived 2015-02-26 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ SF Weekly review
  7. ^ Vibe review
  8. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  9. ^ "Rap Reigns On The Chart". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jermaine Dupri Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Jermaine Dupri Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jermaine Dupri Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Jermaine Dupri – Jermaine Dupri Presents - Life In 1472". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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