Def Jam 25: DJ Bring That Back

Def Jam 25: DJ Bring That Back

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Available six months prior to the two-CD version as a quadruple vinyl set -- evidently the label still takes "Servicing DJs since 1984" seriously -- Def Jam 25: Bring That Beat Back is designed like a sampler, not a definitive overview of hip-hop's greatest label. At least five more volumes of this size, if well-chosen, would be as strong as this. Just over half the tracks overlap with the five-disc 25th Anniversary box, released the same year, so it is not quite complementary to the mother ship release of the label's 2009 celebration, but it should be useful to relatively casual followers of rap and R&B who need to plug some gaps in their collections. Running in (mostly) reverse chronological order, it does not play favorites with any one faction or era of the label's existence; the contrasting presence of Oran "Juice" Jones and Rihanna, Public Enemy and Rick Ross, and Ashanti and Boss says plenty about the range of the back catalog. With its otherwise generalist approach, the compilation's inclusion of three LL Cool J songs ("I Need a Beat," "I Need Love," and "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), at the expense of unrepresented Def Jam artists like EPMD, Warren G, Scarface, and Ghostface Killah, is its biggest flaw.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527006055
catalogNumber: 001276201

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terminator   scratching
Ruh Anubis "Moby Dick" Yazid   Keyboards
Sandy Coffee   Vocals
John Legend   Vocals
Chris Brown   Background Vocals
7   Musician
Andre Merritt   Background Vocals
Wizard K-Jee   scratching

Technical Credits

Jermaine Jackson   Composer
Oran "Juice" Jones   Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Barry White   Composer
Steve Arrington   Composer
Leon Haywood   Composer
Vincent Bell   Composer
Curtis Lundy   Composer
Bobby Hebb   Composer
3rd Bass   Producer
Bomb Squad   Arranger,Director,Producer,Creation
Charles Carter   Composer
Chyskillz   Producer
Mark DeBarge   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Steven Ett   Engineer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Adam Gazzola   Engineer
Jam Master Jay   Producer
LL Cool J   Composer,Producer
Jan Lucas   Engineer
Bob Morse   Engineer
Reggie Noble   Composer
Roger Parker   Composer
Oji Pierce   Composer,Producer
Tony Romero   Composer
Rick Rubin   Composer,Producer
Carl Ryder   Arranger,Director,Producer,Creation
Keith Shocklee   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer,Creation
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer
Paul Shabazz   Programming
Hank Shocklee   Arranger,Director,Producer,Creation
Russell Simmons   Producer
Tyrone Taylor   Composer
Ricky Walters   Composer,Producer
Colin Wolfe   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Montell Jordan   Composer,Producer
Eric Sadler   Arranger,Composer,Director,Programming,Producer,Creation
Wino   Remixing
Jason Mizell   Composer
Prince Rakeem   Producer
Michael Guy   Composer
Clarence Reid   Composer
John Gamble   Composer
Darryl Barnes   Composer
Robert Diggs   Composer
Andrew Dawson   Engineer
Poke   Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer
Dante Ross   Composer
William Drayton   Composer
Bobby Erving   Producer
Irv Gotti   Composer,Producer
Scott Kieklak   Engineer
Trackmasters   Executive Producer
Andre Young   Composer
Michael Berrin   Composer
Fredro Scruggs   Composer
Earl Simmons   Composer
Jeffrey Atkins   Composer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Steve Ettinger   Composer
Jeffrey Fortson   Composer
Miri Ben-Ari   Composer
Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier   Composer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
C. Smith   Composer
Tone   Producer
Tru Stylze   Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Producer
Ashanti Douglas   Composer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer,Producer
Scott Ravine   Licensing
Ben Krass   Composer
Nico Solis   Engineer
Icedrake   Producer
Eugene Toale   Engineer
Makeba Riddick   Vocal Producer
Etterlene Jordan   Composer
Clifford Smith   Composer
William Roberts   Composer
Buddy Hank   Composer
Chris Brown   Composer
The-Dream   Composer
Darryl Pierce   Composer,Producer
Josh Houghkirk   Engineer
Jonas Garbonick   Engineer
Smooth Bee   Producer
SD50 Stimulated Dummies   Producer
Seven Aurelius   Composer
Elvin "Big Chuck" Prince   Engineer
Brian Kennedy   Producer
Don Cannon   Composer,Producer
Kirk Tsuye   Licensing
Runners   Producer
S.E.L.F.   Producer
Matt Hennessey   Engineer
Brian Seals   Composer
Roger Samuels   Composer
Andrew Harr   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Jay Jenkins   Composer
Andre Merritt   Composer
Christopher Bridges   Composer
Andrew Vastola   Vocal Engineer
Samuel J. Barnes   Composer
Laurence Mizell   Composer
Tiheem Crocker   Composer
Chylow Parker   Composer
Kirk Jones   Composer
Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin   Composer
Gregg Nice   Producer
Greg O. Mays   Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer
Edward Hinson   Composer
Taalib Johnson   Composer
Ricardo Royal   Composer
Ricky Wanters   Composer
Paul Walcott   Composer
Tetsuya Sato   Engineer
John Dejani   Composer
Dwayne Simon   Composer,Producer
George Beauchamp   Composer
Peter Nash   Composer

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