MTV Unplugged (Jay-Z album)

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Jay-Z: Unplugged
Jay-z-mtv-unplugged.jpg
Live album by Jay-Z with The Roots
ReleasedDecember 18, 2001
RecordedNovember 18, 2001
StudioMTV Studios, New York City, New York
GenreHip hop
Length58:15
Label
Producer
Jay-Z chronology
The Blueprint
(2001)
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2001)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)
The Roots chronology
Things Fall Apart
(1999)
Jay-Z: Unplugged
(2002)
Phrenology
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Entertainment Weekly(A)[4]
HipHopDX4/5 stars[5]
NME(7/10)[6]
RapReviews(8.0/10)[7]
Rolling Stone4/5 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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

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

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. Archived from the original on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
  10. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Jay-Z Unplugged – Jay-Z". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 5, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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