Capitol Records – TOCP-66305,
Capitol Records – NVD-1042
CD, Album, Copy Protected, Repress
DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
All Media, Limited Edition, Digipak Country:
Date of released:
11 Aug 2004
Electronic, Hip Hop, Non-Music
Interview, Pop Rap, Electro, Conscious
Performer [Sample] – The Partridge FamilyPerformer [Sample], Written-By [Sample] – Don CostaWritten-By – Tony RomeoWritten-By [Sample] – Buryl Red, Grace Hawthorne, Martin Rackin, Philip Zeller*
3 The Hard Way
Performer [Sample] – L.L. Cool J*
Time To Build
Rhyme The Rhyme Well
Voice [Sample] – Chuck D
Lyrics By [Inspiration] – Kevin Smith , Rodney StonePerformer [Samples] – The Sugar Hill Gang*Written-By – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Hey Fuck You
Featuring [Sample] – Big Daddy Kane, Craig G.*Featuring [Sample], Written-By [Sample] – Kool G. Rap*, Master Ace*Performer [Sample] – Funkmaster Wizard Wiz, Marley MarlWritten-By [Sample] – Antonio Hardy, Craig Curry, Little Daddy Shane, Marlon Williams
That's It That's All
Performer [Sample] – Run-DMC
Performer [Sample] – The Cast Of Me Knowbody KnowsWritten-By [Sample] – Gary Friedman*, Will Holt
Performer [Samples] – Frank Howard & The Continentals, Kool & The GangWritten-By – C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, G. Brown*, R. Bell*, R. Bell*
An Open Letter To NYC
Performer [Sample] – Robert GouletPerformer [Samples] – The Dead BoysVoice [Sample] – 50 Cent, Nas, RZAWritten-By – C. Chrome*, D. Thomas*, J. Magnum*, J. Zero*, J. Blitz*, S. Bators*Written-By [Sample] – Gordon Jenkins
Performer [Samples] – The Flaming LipsWritten-By [Samples] – Michael Ivins, Ron Jones*, Gregory Drozd*, Michael Coyne*
We Got The
Now Get Busy (Bonus Track For Japan)
Ch-Check It Out
Film Director – Nathanial Hörnblowér*Producer – Samantha Storr
EPK - DVD Interview
Ch-Check It Out (Just Blaze Remix)
Film Director – Nathanial Hörnblowér*Producer – Samantha StorrRemix – Just Blaze
Rhyme The Rhyme Well
Film Director, Producer – Nathanial Hörnblowér*
Toshiba EMI Ltd
Engineer, Producer, Songwriter
Liner Notes [Japanese Translation]
Miyuki W. Myrthil*
Silva Artist Management
Other [Assistant To Regional Manager]
Other [Elevator Operation]
Other [Master Carpenter]
Other [Tech Support]
Chris "Super Genius" Wagner
David Cross (tracks: CD-1, CD-6, CD-13),
Joe Frank (tracks: CD-1, CD-6, CD-13)
Skits at beginning of track 1, track 6 and end of 13 are samples from "The O.J. Chronicles", an episode of "The Joe Frank Show"
Track 2 contains a sample from "The Devil Rides In Jericho", published by Duchess Music Corporation (BMI), courtesy of Verve Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises and embodies a portion of "I Would Have Loved You Anyway", published by Screen Gems - EMI Music, inc. (BMI), under license from Arista Records. Skit in beginning of track 2 is a sample of "Cool In The Furnace", courtesy of Word Records.
Track 3 contains a sample from the "Radio" album, courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
Track 5 contains a sample courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
Track 6 contains elements that were inspired by the lyric from "Double Trouble At The Amphitheatre", published by Mad Monkey Music (ASCAP); and elements from "Rapper's Delight", published by Bernard's Other Music (BMI) (administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.) & Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), courtesy of Sugar Hill Records.
Track 7 contains a sample from "Bellevue Patient", courtesy of Tuff City Records and Street Tuff Tunes, publisher for E. Lockett and a sample from "The Symphony", published by CAK Music, inc./Songs of Marl/Cold Chillin' Music (ASCAP), courtesy of Songs of Marl & Third Power Enterprises, Inc.
Track 9 contains a sample from "Rock Box", under license from Arista Records.
Skit at end of track 10 is a sample from "Sounds", published by Alley Music Corp. & Trio Music Corp. (BMI), courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing.
Track 11 contains elements from "Open Sesame", published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Gang Music Ltd. & Second Decade Music Co. (BMI), administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), courtesy of Delite Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises and a sample from "Do What You Wanna Do", courtesy of King Records.
Track 12 contains elements from "Sonic Reducer", published by C.B.G.B.'s, Inc. & Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc., administerd by Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Sire Records, by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing; a sample courtesy of 50 Cent; a sample courtesy of Wu-Records/[Invalid Label]; and a sample courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment. Skit at beginning of 12 is a sample from "New York's My Home", published by Universal MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP), courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.
Track 15 (skit at end) embodies a portion of "They Punctured My Yolk", published by EMI blackwood Music, inc. & Lovely Sorts Of Death Music (administered by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.), courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing.
Drawing of New York City skyline by Matteo Pericoli, from his book Manhattan Unfurled.
4:3 All region DVD-Video with an interview of the band subtitled in Japanese.
Bonus DVD housed in a cardsleeve with regular compact-disc in Digipak-like sleeve and extra booklet in Japanese with lyrics, all packaged in cardboard slipcase with oversized obi strip.