Life in 1472

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Life in 1472
Studio album by Jermaine Dupri
Released July 21, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop
Producer Jermaine 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
Professional ratings
Review scores
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]
Yahoo! Music(favorable)[8]

Life in 1472 is the debut studio album by American producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri, released by So So Def Recordings 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" (U.S. #52), "Sweetheart" (U.S. #125), "The Party Continues" (U.S. #29), and "Going Home with Me". Life In 1472 spent two weeks at #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart, while breaking the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

Track listing[edit]

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 Quik,4:17


  • "Turn It Out" samples portions of "One For the Treble (Fresh)" by Davy DMX & "Hospital Prelude of Love Theme" by Willie Hutch.
  • "Money Ain't a Thang" contains a portion of "Weak At the Knees" by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame.
  • "Going Home with Me" contains a portion of "Hot Stuff" by Raydio.
  • "The Party Continues" contains portions of "She's Strange" by Cameo & "Get Down On It" by Kool & the Gang.
  • "All That's Got to Go" contains a portion of "Jump To It" by Aretha Franklin.
  • "Protector's of 1472" contains a portion of "You Won't Have To Tell Me Goodbye" by Blue Magic.
  • "Lay You Down" contains a portion of "Paul Revere" by Beastie Boys.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Top Canadian Albums # 20
Billboard 200 # 3
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 1


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