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The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
The Dynasty Roc La Familia
Studio album by Jay-Z

Released

31 October 2000

Recorded

2000

Genre

Hip hop

Length

66:35

Label

Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Producer

B-High, Bink!, Kareem "Biggs" Burke (exec.), Shawn Carter (exec.), Damon Dash (exec.), Just Blaze, Memphis Bleek, The Neptunes, Rick Rock, Rockwilder, T.T., Kanye West

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The Dynasty: Roc La Familia is the fifth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released in 2000 on Roc-A-Fella Records. Originally a Roc-A-Fella compilation album that was to showcase the label's artists, it eventually became a Jay-Z solo album that has an abundance of Roc-A-Fella artists featuring. Rather than using big-name producers such as Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who had featured prominently on his previous albums, Jay-Z decided to enlist more up-and-coming producers at the time, such as Just Blaze, Kanye West and Bink!, who would later achieve notable success partially as a result of this exposure. This was also the first album of Jay-Z's to not feature work by longtime collaborator DJ Premier. Given Just Blaze and Kanye West's style of utilising soul samples in their beats, the album features a smoother sound than Jay-Z's previous albums. 

The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 500,000 copies sold in its first week, and has since sold 2.3 million copies to date. Its lead single, The Neptunes-produced "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)", became one of Jay-Z's most successful singles, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Dynasty received mostly positive reviews from music critics and became the 20th highest selling R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the 2000-2010 decade according to Billboard.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" Jay-Z Just Blaze 3:10
2. "Change the Game" Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel Rick Rock 3:07
3. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" Jay-Z The Neptunes 3:47
4. "Streets Is Talking" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel Just Blaze 4:44
5. "This Can't Be Life" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Scarface Kanye West 4:48
6. "Get Your Mind Right Mami" Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Snoop Dogg, Rell Rick Rock 4:22
7. "Stick 2 the Script" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel Just Blaze 4:08
8. "You, Me, Him and Her" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Amil Bink! 3:44
9. "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" Jay-Z, R. Kelly Rockwilder 4:55
10. "Parking Lot Pimpin'" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek Rick Rock 4:15
11. "Holla" Memphis Bleek Memphis Bleek, B-High 3:32
12. "1-900-Hustler" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway Bink! 3:50
13. "The R.O.C." Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek Just Blaze 4:06
14. "Soon You'll Understand" Jay-Z Just Blaze 4:35
15. "Squeeze 1st" Jay-Z Rick Rock 3:49
16. "Where Have You Been" Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, L. Dionne T.T. 5:33

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