Title: Def Jam Forward
This compilation (P)© 2020 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 1755 Broadway, New York, New York 10019. Distributed by UMG Commercial Services. All rights reserved.
Jadakiss ft. Anthony Hamilton – “Why”
(Jason Philips, Arnold Hamilton, Kejuan Waliek Muchita, Pierre Moerien)
Jaewon’s Publishing/Justin Combs Publishing/EMI April Music (ASCAP)/Tappy Whyte’s Music/Songs of Universal (BMI)/Juvenile Hell Music administered by BMG Songs (ASCAP)/EMI Virgin Music Inc.
Produced by Havoc for Mobb Deep Inc.
Recorded by Randy “Okre Boy” Williams
Mixed by Dragan “Chach” Cacinovic
Contains samples from the composition “Mandrake” written by Pierre Moerien and published by EMI Music
Jeezy ft. Nas – “My President”
(Jay Jenkins, Chris Whitacre, Justin Henderson, Nasir Jones)
Young Jeezy Music (BMI)/West Coast Livin Publishing (ASCAP)/Henderworks Music Publishing (BMI)/Ill Will Music, Inc.|Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by Tha Bizness for Tha Bizness Productions LLC
Recorded by Nicholas Solis for Nico Music LLC at Dirty South Studios, Atlanta, GA
Assisted by Muzzy
Mixed by Leslie Brathwaite at Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA
Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
(Hank Shocklee, Carl Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Keith Shocklee)
Reach Global/Songs of Universal
Produced by Hank Shocklee, Carl Ridenhour, Keith Shocklee
Engineered and mixed by Rod Hui
Contains samples from the West Street Mob recording “Let’s Dance”
Produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Co. by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
DMX – “Slippin’”
(Earl Simmons, Michael Gomez, Grover Washington, Jr.)
Boomer X//Dead Game Publishing//G.W. Jr. Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by DJ Shok for Ruff Ryders Productions
Recorded and mixed by Rich Keller at Enterprise Studios, Burbank, CA
Additional vocals: Tamyra Gray
Bobby Sessions ft. Keite Young – “The Hate U Give”
(Bobby D. Session Jr., Chelsia L. Reeves, Rafael X. Brown)
Published by Bobby Sessions (BMI)//Chelsia L. Reeves (ASCAP)//Rafael X. Brown (BMI)//Fox Film Music Corp. (BMI)//T C F Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced by Audio Anthem
Logic ft. Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lembo & NO ID – “America”
(Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Tarik Trotter, Carlton Ridenhour, Leon Ressalam, Ernest Wilson, Kevin McKenzie, Shawn McKenzie, Paul Mitchell)
Three Oh One Productions (BMI)//Universal Music Publishing/Legendelphia Music LLC (ASCAP)//Bring The Noize Inc. (BMI), administered by Reach Global Songs (BMI)//Leon Ressalam Publishing (BMI)//Let The Story Begin Music Publishing/Chrysalis Songs (ASCAP)//EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)/Frozen Soap Songs (ASCAP)
Produced by Logic, 6ix and No ID
Steve Wyreman: Electric Guitar, Octo Key, CS-80 Synth
Arjun Ivatury: Hi Synth Lead
Josh Lippi: Bass Guitar
Dylan Wiggins: Synth Bass, Pianet
No ID: Bass Synth
Black Thought appears courtesy of Passyunk Productions Inc.
Contains an interpolation of “Live At The Barbecue” (K. McKenzie, S. McKenzie, P. Mitchell), Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)/Frozen Soap Songs (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
YG ft. Nipsey Hussle – “FDT”
(Keenon Jackson, Samuel Ahana, Ermias Asghedom, Steve Carless, Oscar Jackson)
YG 400 Publishing/Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)//Ahana Music Publishing (ASCAP)//Ermias Asghedom (BMI)//Defender of the Universe (ASCAP)//Guerrilla Funk Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Swish
Recorded by Matt Anthony at Encore Studios, Burbank, CA
Mixed by Derek “MixedByAli” Ali for Top Dawg Entertainment and Matt Anthony at Encore Studios, Burbank, CA
Mix assisted by Zachary Acosta
Contains an interpolation of “Fonky Expedition” (O. Jackson) published by Guerrilla Funk Music (ASCAP). Used by permission.
Slick Rick – “Behind Bars”
(Ricky Walters, Leslie McCann, Paul Huston)
Irving Music/Prinse Pawl Musick/Songs of Universal (BMI)
Produced by Paul Prince
Mixed by The Epitome of Scratch
Common & John Legend “Glory”
(John Stephens, Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith)
(BMG Chrysalis/Think Common Music Inc. (BMI)/ Think Quick Entertainment (ASCAP)
Produced by John Legend
Lead vocals by Common & John Legend
Background vocals by John Legend
Piano by John Legend
Orchestra Arranged, Conducted & Produced by Patrick Warren
Orchestra recorded by Jess Sutcliffe
Concertmaster: Joel Derouin
Orchestra contractor: Shari Sutcliffe
Orchestra recorded at East West Studios
Assistant Engineers: Jeremy Miller and Keith Munson
Recorded by Sam Wheat at Metropolis Studios, London, UK and by Michael Thomas at 4220 Feng Shui Studios
Mixed by Manny Marroquin at Larrabee Studios.
Getting Out Our Dreams and Columbia Records for John Legend and Artium/Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings Inc. for Common
Fabolous & Jadakiss ft. Teyana Taylor – “Talk About It”
(John Jackson, Jason Phillips, Liana Banks, Mark Henry, Tyrell McRae, Dwight Brandon, Teyana Taylor, Kenneth Edmonds, Daryl Simmons)
J. Brasco Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP)//Jaidyon Publishing (ASCAP)//Pass The Aux Publishing (ASCAP)//Sounds by MH Music (BMI)//Kidexcluziveproductions (ASCAP)//Daelan Jace Music (BMI)//BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/Songs of Stone Buddah (BMI)/I Am McLovin Publishing (BMI), all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC//ECAF Music (BMI)/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)/Boobie and DJ Songs Inc. (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Produced by Mark Henry
Co-Produced byKid Xclusive & Mally The Martian
Recorded by Steve Dickey at The Corner Office Studios
Assistant engineer: Aneef Sheriff
Jadakiss vocals recorded by Dayzel The Machine at D-Block Studios
Mixed by Steve Dickey at The Corner Office Studios
Contains samples from the Tevin Campbell recording “Can We Talk” written by Kenneth Edmonds and Daryl Simmons and published by ECAF Music (BMI)/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI) and Boobie and DJ Songs Inc. (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Yung Cassius “Condemnation”
J5 Pro Publishing
Produced by Enjo (Philip Marsh)
Mixed by Patrick Viala at DSR Studio
(P) Tyrone Thorne, under exclusive license to Def Jam Recordings, Inc.
NAS – “Daughters”
(Nasir Jones, Ernest Wilson, Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka)
Sun Shining, Inc./Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc. (BMI)|Chrysalis Music/Let The Story Begin Publishing (ASCAP) All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC|Universal Music Publishing (BMI)/Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by NO I.D. for Rich Daily Since ‘71
Recorded by Rob Kinelski at 4220 Studios and East West Studios, Hollywood, CA and Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA and by Brian Sumner at Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed by Rob Kinelski at Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA
Assistant Engineer/Mix Assistant: Anna Ugarte
Guitar, Bass: Steve Wyreman
Keys: James Poyser and Kevin Randolph
Additional Vocals: Kaye Fox
Contains samples of the recording “Dust To Dust” as performed by Cloud One. Courtesy of Phase One. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Written by P. Adams and published by Universal Music Publishing (BMI). Used by permission.
Contains samples of the recording “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” as performed by Wayne McGhie and the Sounds of Joy. Courtesy of Light In The Attic. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Written by G. DeCarlo, D. Frashuer, P. Leka and published by Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI). Used by permission.
Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”
(Sean Anderson, Amaire Johnson, Kanye West, John Stephens, Michael Dean, Dion McFarlane, William Roberts)
Universal Music Corp./My Last Publishing, LLC (ASCAP)//Sean Anderson/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)//Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)//John Legend Publishing, all rights administered by BMG Chrysalis LLC (US) (BMI)//Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)//Mustard on the Beat Publishing/Songs MP Publishing (BMI)//First N Gold Publishing/Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Amaire Johnson
Recorded by Gregg Rominiecki and Maximillian Jaeger at Doe Studios, Los Angeles, CA
John Legend’s vocals recorded by Fabio Patrignani at Forum Music Village
Assistant recording engineer: Jesse Germanò
Mixed by Gregg Rominiecki at The Vatican in Los Angeles and by Maximillian Jaeger at Doe Studios
Piano: Amaire Johnson
Additional Vocal: Natasha Bedingfield
John Legend appears courtesy of Getting Out Our Dreams/Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Contains an interpolation of “Sanctified” (Anderson, Dean, McFarlane, Roberts, West).
Published by My Last Publishing, LLC (ASCAP)/Sean Anderson/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/Mustard on the Beat Publishing/Songs MP Publishing (BMI)/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)/First N Gold Publishing/Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.