The Professional, Pt. 3

The Professional, Pt. 3

by DJ Clue?DJ Clue?




Now rolling with Roc-A-Fella y'all, Clue?'s days of slinging tapes on your neighborhood corner are all but over. Recognized worldwide for reinventing the art of the mixtape, Clue? enlisted some of hip-hop's biggest guns for his major-label debut. Aiding Clue? in his quest for the Clueminati, Nas revisits his Illmatic roots with "Queensfinest." The pairing of Cam'Ron, Big Pun, Noreaga, and Canibus on "Fantastic Four" is worth mentioning solely for the hypnotic verse Canibus delivers. Jayhovah touches down, lending his labelmate a hand, combining forces with Ja-Rule for some "Gangsta Shit." Mobb Deep and Big Noyd are at it once again on "The Professional," as they are merciless on a fiery, violin-laced number from Vic. Meanwhile, EPMD and the Def Squad play hot potato on "It's My Thang '99" and Raekwon lends his lyrical swordmanship to "Brown Paper Bag Thoughts." Like any mixtape or soundtrack, you have to accept the good and bad with a grain of salt. Clue? makes feeble attempts to refresh cuts like "That's the Way" featuring Mase, Foxy, and Fabolous Sport and "I Like Control" featuring Missy, Mocha, and Nicole Wray, leaving them virtually untouched. Clue? definitely knows how to move the crowd and does serve up another installment of exclusive material, but he implements little of the turntable manipulation that makes DJs so vital to the art of hip-hop. As Pete Rock stated ever so eloquently, "This I dedicate to those mixtapes I hate/Exclusive sh*t/It holds no weight/Put your skills on the plate/Backspin to '88."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2006
Label: Roc-A-Fella
UPC: 0602498798898
catalogNumber: 000616302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Clue?   Primary Artist
Dinky Bingham   Keyboards
Jovonn Alexander   Keyboards
Claude Kelly   Background Vocals
Ransom   Track Performer
Dandy Beaton   Keyboards
Connie Mitchell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

M. Jackson   Composer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Executive Producer
M. Morales   Composer
R. Klein   Composer
L.T. Hutton   Composer
S. Thomas   Composer
Kanye West   Producer
Paul Gregory   Engineer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
W.D. Roberts   Composer
L. James   Composer
Daoud Abubakar Balewa   Composer
Dawud West   Art Direction
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Amber Noble   Marketing
Mike "Wrekka" Risko   Producer
D.B. Grant   Composer
Jovonn Alexander   Producer,Vocal Producer
Shatek   Producer
Eric "Erk" Vargas   Engineer
Claude Kelly   Vocal Producer
Doughboyz   Producer
Jremy   Vocal Producer
Sam Lebeay   Engineer
Ken "Supa Engineer" Duro   Engineer
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton   Engineer

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