MTV Unplugged (Jay-Z album)

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Jay-Z: Unplugged
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Live album by Jay Z with The Roots
Released December 18, 2001
Recorded November 18, 2001
Studio MTV Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:15
Label
Producer
Jay-Z chronology
The Blueprint
(2001) The Blueprint2001
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2001) Jay-Z: Unplugged2001
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002) The Best of Both Worlds2002
The Roots chronology
Things Fall Apart
(1999) Things Fall Apart1999
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2002) Jay-Z: Unplugged2002
Phrenology
(2002) Phrenology2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[4]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[5]
NME (7/10)[6]
RapReviews (8.0/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Village Voice (favorable)[9]

Jay-Z: Unplugged is rapper Jay Z's 2001 live album that contains some of his past songs with live instruments performed by the hip-hop band The Roots. The album was recorded during the taping of an MTV Unplugged 2.0 episode on November 18, 2001. It sold more than 600,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were produced by Questlove, The Roots; "People Talking" produced by Ski.

  1. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" – 5:08
  2. "Takeover" – 4:57
  3. "Girls, Girls, Girls" – 4:41
  4. "Jigga What, Jigga Who" – 2:34
  5. "Big Pimpin'" – 4:11
  6. "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" – 4:05
  7. "Can I Get A..." – 1:42
  8. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" – 1:31
  9. "Ain't No Nigga" – 1:02
  10. "Can't Knock the Hustle/Family Affair" (featuring Mary J. Blige) – 6:06
  11. "Song Cry" – 7:04
  12. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (featuring Pharrell) – 6:58
  13. "Jigga That Nigga"/"People Talking" – 8:22

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 20
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTV Unplugged at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "CG: jay-z". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  4. ^ David Browne (2002-01-11). "Unplugged Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Jay-Z – MTV Unplugged | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. 2002-01-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  6. ^ "NME Album Reviews – Jay-Z : Unplugged". Nme.Com. 2002-01-15. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Jay-Z :: Unplugged :: Roc-A-Fella Records". Rapreviews.com. 2001-12-21. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived January 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (2002-01-15). "Kings of New York – Page 2 – Music – New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  10. ^ "Jay-Z – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Jay-Z. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jay-Z – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Jay-Z. Retrieved June 25, 2017.

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