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Confused about who produced what? We got you.

Written by: Jon Blistein and RJ Cubarrubia

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Yep – Jay did what Jay does – rounded up a cavalcade of close associates, some of the biggest names in music and a few hotshot up-and-comers (including one 16-year-old producer who’s still in high school) to help him create something that sounds worthy of a couple bazillions. To properly honor MCHG, Myspace compiled an exhaustive rundown of the brands— we mean, people—who helped Jay-Z make his latest. Take a look at the players and with each a little history of their stats. It breaks it down like this, with each player explained:

The Personnel
Todd Pendelton, Samsung Chief Marketing Office
Jay Brown, Roc Nation Co-Founder/President
John Meneilly, manager

The Features
Justin Timberlake – Contribution: Vocals, “Holy Grail,” “BBC”; Writing, “Holy Grail,” “Heaven,” “BBC,” “Jay-Z Blue”; Additional Production, “Jay-Z Blue”
Frank Ocean – Contribution: Vocals and Writing, “Oceans”
Beyonce – Contribution: Vocals, “BBC,” “Part II (On the Run)”
Nas – Contribution: Vocals and Writing, “BBC”
Rick Ross – Contribution: Vocals and Writing, “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”

Producers
Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, The-Dream, J-Roc, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, Vinylz, Darhyl “DJ” Camper Jr., Mike Dean, Wondagurl, Tavi$ Scott, Mike WiLL Made It, Marz, Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua,

Engineers
Chris Godbey, Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, Ramon Rivas, Demacio “Demo” Castellon,

Samples
Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit
R.E.M., Losing My Religion
Adrian Younge, “Sirens”
Adrian Younge, “Reverie”
Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Gangster of Love (Part 1)”
Sizzla, “Solid as a Rock”
A Tribe Called Quest, “Sucka Nigga”
Gonjasufi, “Nikels and Dimes”
The Notorious B.I.G., “My Downfall”

READ THE ENTIRE GUIDE TO MCHG’S ALBUM CREDITS HERE.