MTV2 My Block: Chicago

MTV2 My Block: Chicago


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You want history? You gotta go watch the show because the audio companion to the MTV2 My Block: Chicago episode includes no liner notes past the song credits. Instead you get a good representation of the flavor of the Chicago scene, which finds room for everyone from the hard-ballin' Do or Die to the soulful Common. Plus there's Twista, Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco -- all exploring different territories and making the Chicago sound all that more difficult to define. MTV2 My Block: Chicago the CD doesn't offer a definition, doesn't even come close to trying, but as a mixtape, it's pretty darn good. "Go" and "Overnight Celebrity" still sound fresh even after urban radio overexposed them, and Lupe Fiasco's two tracks represent the very 2006 heat he's brining. "Po Pimp" from Do or Die kicks it hard and old-school while Shawnna's "In tha Chi" is a slick and wicked Windy City anthem. While a Kanye West vocal track wouldn't have hurt, more up-and-comers would have made things more interesting, and a history lesson would have filled a void, the under-ambitious MTV2 My Block: Chicago still does the Second City proud thanks to plenty of high-profile highlights.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
Label: Asylum Records
UPC: 0075596879521
catalogNumber: 68795
Rank: 136706

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ready for the World   Track Performer
Leonard Williams   Track Performer
Jon Brion   Multi Instruments
Miri Ben-Ari   Violin
Kanye West   Vocals,Background Vocals
A-Trak   scratching
John Mayer   Background Vocals
John Legend   Keyboards
Num H.S. Amuntehu   Percussion
DJ A Track   scratching

Technical Credits

Rich Nice   Vocal Arrangements
Linda Lewis   Composer
Chill   Executive Producer
Big D   Producer
Jon Brion   Producer,Instrumentation
Jeff Dixon   Executive Producer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Darrale Jones   Executive Producer
Jeff Lane   Engineer
Jay-Z   Executive Producer
Andrew Dawson   Engineer
Paul DeGooyer   Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
James Scheffer   Composer
Common   Executive Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Wondosas Martin   Composer
Neptunes   Producer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Fredrick "Toxic" Taylor   Engineer
Mike Caren   Executive Producer
C. Thomas   Composer
Che Smith   Composer
Keith More   Composer
C.C. Mitchell   Composer
Peter Edge   Executive Producer
Toxic   Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Todd Moscowitz   Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Tatsuya Sato   Engineer
D.K. Baker   Composer
Chaka Zulu   Executive Producer
Mark Ronson   Producer,Executive Producer
Emile   Producer
Jun Ishizeki   Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Producer
Derek Dudley   Executive Producer
Rawle Stewart   Executive Producer
Lonnie Lynn   Composer
Rich Browd   Art Direction
Jon Spurgeon   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lupe Fiasco   Composer,Executive Producer
Keezo Kane   Producer
Brian Gartner   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Greg Magers   Producer,Engineer
Prolyfic   Composer
Soundtrakk   Composer
Leonard Harris   Composer
Rich Kleinman   Executive Producer
Ralph Leverstone "Wildstyle"   Composer,Producer
Emile Haynie   Composer

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