Jay-Z - MTV Unplugged
NME.COM feature on Jay-Z - MTV Unplugged album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
The Jigga, powerless. In a manner of speaking...
Just a year ago, the idea of Jay-Z making an acoustic LP would have had Biggie Smalls turning in his urns. Jigga 's third and fourth albums had been beamed from the computers of producers like Timbaland , Swizz Beats and the Neptunes; packed with state-of-the-art digital beats which Jay rode like a Playstation champion. But last year (well, virtually last month)'s 'The...
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Jay-Z - MTV Unplugged: Wikipedia Album Entry
Jay-Z: Unplugged is rapper Jay-Z's 2001 music album that contains some of his past songs with live instruments performed by Jay-Z himself with the hip-hop band The Roots. The album was recorded during the taping of a MTV Unplugged 2.0 episode on November 18, 2001. It sold more than 600,000 copies.
1. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
3. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
4. "Jigga What, Jigga Who"
5. "Big Pimpin'"
6. "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)"
7. "Can I Get A..."
8. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
9. "Ain't No Nigga"
10. "Can't Knock the Hustle/Family Affair" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
11. "Song Cry"
12. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (featuring Pharrell)
13. "Jigga That Nigga"/"People Talking"
* Leonard Hubbard - Bass
* Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson - Drums, Producer
* Damon Bennett - Flute
* Ben Kenney - Guitar [Acoustic]
* Kamal Gray - Keyboards
* Omar Edwards - Keyboards
* Aaron "Gushie" Dramper - Percussion
* Frank "Knuckles" Walker - Percussion
* Scratch - Percussion [Vocal], Backing Vocals
* The Roots - Producer
* Alexandra Leem - Strings
* Fiona Murray - Strings
* Ghislaine Fleischmann - Strings
* Larry Gold - Strings
* Jaguar Wright - Vocals
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