Blueprint 2.1

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Blueprint 2.1
Compilation album by Jay-Z
Released April 8, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Producer Kanye West, No I.D., Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Heavy D, Darrell 'Digga' Branch
Jay-Z chronology
The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse
(2002)String Module Error: Match not found2002
Blueprint 2.1
The Black Album
(2003)The Black Album2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1] (8.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Blueprint 2.1 is a compilation album, by rapper Jay-Z, created from a re-cut version of The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse.[4] It was certified gold by the RIAA. One LP single was released,"Stop/Excuse Me Miss Again".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "A Dream" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G and Faith Evans) Kanye West 4:12
2. "Hovi Baby" Just Blaze 4:21
3. "The Watcher 2" (featuring Dr. Dre, Rakim and Truth Hurts) 5:55
4. "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" (featuring Beyoncé) Kanye West 3:25
5. "Excuse Me Miss" The Neptunes 4:41
6. "All Around the World" (featuring LaToiya Williams) No I.D. 3:52
7. "Guns & Roses" (featuring Lenny Kravitz) Heavy D 4:26
8. "U Don't Know (Remix)" (featuring M.O.P.) Just Blaze 4:27
9. "Meet the Parents" Just Blaze 4:59
10. "Some How Some Way" (featuring Scarface and Beanie Sigel) Just Blaze 5:37
11. "The Bounce" (featuring Kanye West) Timbaland 4:18
12. "What They Gonna Do, Part II" (Bonus track) Darrell "Digga" Branch 3:47
13. "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)" (Bonus track) The Neptunes 4:41
14. "Stop" (Bonus track) Swizz Beatz 2:53
15. "Beware of the Boys (Jay-Z Remix)" (Bonus track) Punjabi MC 3:42
16. "Blueprint2" (Bonus track) Charlemagne 2:39
17. "Bitches & Sisters" (Bonus track) Just Blaze 2:39

Bonus tracks[edit]

The album contains two bonus tracks (after "What They Gonna Do, Pt. II") not included in The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. The track "Stop" is a new cut and "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)" can also be found on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Bad Boys II . The bonus tracks are unlisted and do not have track numbers. The Jay-Z remix of Punjabi MC's "Beware of the Boys" is included as an additional bonus track on the European version only and is lifted off Punjabi MC's album/CDS.