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The Dynasty: Roc La Familia is the 5th studio album released by East Coast hip hop artist Jay-Z. Originally a Roc-A-Fella Records collaboration album, a showcase for Roc-A-Fella artists such as Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and Freeway, it eventually became another Jay-Z solo album (or at least marketed as one to increase sales), although the Roc-A-Fella artists are abundant on this album. Big name guest appearances have been limited to three – Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, and Scarface – to make room for the Roc-A-Fella family. Its lead single, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)", produced by The Neptunes, was one of Jay-Z's most successful singles peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 200. The album debuted at #1 on the charts with 557,000 copies sold in its first week and more than 2.3 million copies sold to date.

Rather than using big-name producers such as Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who had featured prominently on Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, Jay-Z decided to feature more up-and-coming producers on this album, such as Just Blaze, Kanye West, Bink! and The Neptunes. Partially as a result of this exposure, these producers would achieve notable success in the future. Given Just Blaze and Kanye West's penchant for utilizing soul samples in their beats, the album features a smoother sound than Jay-Z's previous efforts, though Bay Area-based producer Rick Rock includes a more minimalist sound in his four beats.

Track listing

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s) Sample(s)
1 "Intro" S. Carter, J. Smith, W. Cunningham Just Blaze Jay-Z Contains a sample of "She said she loves me " by Kleer
2 "Change the Game" S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Cox, R. Thomas Rick Rock Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek
3 "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" S. Carter, P. Williams, C. Hugo, C. Wallace, S. Combs, D. Angelettie, J. Johnson, T. Shaw, K. Walker The Neptunes Jay-Z
Additional vocals: Pharrell Williams, Omillio Sparks, Shay Haley
Contains a sample from Notorious B.I.G - The World is Filled

Contains a sample from Carl Thomas - I Wish

Contains a sample from Rick James (and the Stone City Band) - Give it to Me Baby

4 "Streets Is Talking" S. Carter, D. Grant, J. Smith Just Blaze Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel
5 "This Can't Be Life" S. Carter, M. Cox, B. Jordan, K. West, D. Grant, K. Gamble, L. Huff Kanye West Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel featuring Scarface Contains a sample from Harold Melvin - I Miss You

Contains a sample from Dr. Dre - Xxplosive

6 "Get Your Mind Right Mami" S. Carter, M. Cox, C. Broadus, R. Thomas Rick Rock Jay-Z and Memphis Bleek featuring Snoop Dogg
Additional vocals: Rell
7 "Stick 2 The Script" S. Carter, D. Grant, N. Ingman, J. Smith Just Blaze Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel
Intro: DJ Clue
Contains a sample from Nick Ingman - Under Pressure
8 "You, Me, Him And Her" S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Cox, A. Whitehead, R. Harrell, W. Goodman, W. Morris, H. Ray Bink! Dynasty (Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and Amil) Contains a sample from The Moments - What’s your name
9 "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" S. Carter, R. Kelly, D. Stinson Rockwilder Jay-Z featuring R. Kelly
10 "Parking Lot Pimpin'" S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Cox, R. Thomas Rick Rock Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek
Additional vocals: Lil' Mo
11 "Holla" M. Cox, B. Biggs B-High, Memphis Bleek Memphis Bleek
12 "1-900-Hustler" S. Carter, D. Grant, M. Cox, R. Harrell, A. Schefrin, M. Zager Bink! Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek featuring Freeway Contains a sampledfrom Ten Wheel Drive w/Genya Ravan
13 "The R.O.C." D. Grant, M. Cox, J. Smith Just Blaze Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek
14 "Soon You'll Understand" S. Carter, J. Smith Just Blaze Jay-Z Contains a sample from Al Kooper - Love Theme
15 "Squeeze 1st" S. Carter, R. Thomas Rick Rock Jay-Z
16 "Where Have You Been" S. Carter, D. Grant, R. Botija, E. Delaltoz T.T. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel
Additional vocals: L. Dionne
Contains a sample from Camilo Sesto - Agua De Dos Rios

Chart Positions

Album

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1
Top Canadian Albums 5

Singles

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2000 "I Just Wanna U (Give It 2 Me)" #11 #1 #4
2001 "Change The Game" #86 #29 #10
2001 "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" #82 #29 #12
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