Poll: Jayz “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia”
As we parents spend boat loads of cash on for our kids to dress up like Power Rangers & other Super Heros we can also think back before some of us even had kids (Me specifically). 14 years ago today 10/31/00 Jayz released “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia” on Rocafella Records. This to that point was Jay’s 5th album and to this day some consider his worst. 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 Hot 100. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 557,789 copies sold in its first week and more than 2.3 million copies sold to date. This album served more so an introduction to Roc artists such as Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Amil and Freeway, which 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. Rather than using big-name producers such as Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, who had featured prominently on Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, Jay-Z had decided to feature more up-and-coming producers at the time of this album, such as Just Blaze, Kanye West, Bink! and The Neptunes.
“I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)”
What is your favorie track off of “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia“ ???
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia Songs
2. Change the Game (Feat. Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek)
3. I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)
4. Streets is Talking (Feat. Beanie Sigel)
5. This Can’t Be Life (Feat. Beanie Sigel & Scareface)
6. Get Your Mind Right (Feat. Memphis Bleek & Snoop Dogg)
7. Stick 2 the Script (Feat. Beanie Sigel)
8. You, Me, Him and Her (Feat. Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek & Amil)
9. Guilty Until Proven Innocent (Feat. R. Kelly)
10. Parking Lot Pimpin’ (Feat. Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek)
11. [Memphis Bleek] Holla
12. 1-900-Hustler (Feat. Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek & Freeway)
13. [Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek] The R.O.C.
14. Soon You’ll Understand
15. Squeeze 1st
16. Where Have You Been (Feat. Beanie Sigel)