MTV Unplugged (Jay-Z album)

Jay-Z: Unplugged
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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

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
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