Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Intro
3:25
2 Things Done Changed
3:58
3 Gimme the Loot
5:05
4 Machine Gun Funk
4:17
5 Warning
3:41
6 Ready to Die
4:25
7 One More Chance
4:43
8 Fuck Me (interlude)
1:31
9 The What
5 3:57
10 Juicy
4.65 5:03
11 Everyday Struggle
5:20
12 Me & My Bitch
4:00
13 Big Poppa
5 4:13
14 Respect
2 5:21
15 Friend of Mine
3:28
16 Unbelievable
3:44
17 Suicidal Thoughts
2:53

Credits

CD 1

additional guest background vocals:
Sybil Pennix (track 12)
additional guest vocals:
Total (American female R&B group) (track 10)
additional mixer:
Alonzo Vargas (track 6)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 5)
guest vocals:
Diana King (track 14)
Clifford Smith (Staten Island, NY - Rapper - Wu-Tang Clan, Red&Meth) (track 9)
lyricist:
Hal David (track 5)
mixer:
Bassy Bob Brockmann (tracks 1–2, 15, 17)
Bill Esses (track 9)
Richard Keller (tracks 4, 6)
Greg Pinto (track 3)
Mario Rodriguez (mix/recording engineer) (tracks 10, 14)
Eddie Sancho (track 16)
Prince Charles Alexander (Funk artist, member of the the City Beat Band) (track 8)
Rich Travali (tracks 5, 7, 11–13)
performer:
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12)
producer:
The Bluez Brothers (hip hop production duo, Norman & Digga) (tracks 7, 11–12)
Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy) (tracks 1, 7–8, 10, 12–14)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (tracks 3–6, 9, 15)
Lord Finesse (track 17)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (tracks 10, 14)
Chris Martin (US hip hop producer & DJ) (track 16)
Darnell Scott (track 2)
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12–13)
recording engineer:
Bassy Bob Brockmann (tracks 1–2, 4, 15, 17)
Bill Esses (track 9)
Greg Pinto (track 3)
Mario Rodriguez (mix/recording engineer) (tracks 6, 10, 14)
Norty Cotto (track 16)
Prince Charles Alexander (Funk artist, member of the the City Beat Band) (track 8)
Rich Travali (tracks 5, 7, 11, 13)
John Wydrycs (track 12)
vocals:
Christopher Wallace (tracks 2–17)
Lil’ Kim (US rapper Kimberly Denise Jones) (track 8)
Total (American female R&B group) (track 7)
writer:
Ronald Bell (track 15)
Black Mamba (80s garage house/disco, track "Vicious") (track 15)
Don Boyce (track 15)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 15)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 14)
Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy) (tracks 6–8, 10, 12)
Dupré Kelly (track 4)
Osten Harvey, Jr. (tracks 3–6, 9, 15)
Reginald Ellis (tracks 7, 11–12)
Al'Terik Wardrick (track 4)
Norman Glover (tracks 7, 11–12)
Dave Grusin (track 11)
Keith Elam (alternative rapper from Boston) (tracks 3–4)
Robert Hall, Jr. (hip hop producer Lord Finesse) (track 17)
Bryan Higgins (NY rapper, aka Charlie Brown) (track 3)
Ernie Isley (track 13)
Marvin Isley (track 13)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 13)
Ronald Isley (track 13)
Rudolph Isley (track 13)
James Jackson (US rapper Dinco D) (track 3)
Chris Jasper (track 13)
R. Kelly (track 16)
Diana King (track 14)
Kevin Hansford (track 4)
Marlon Williams (track 4)
Barbara Mason (track 6)
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (track 11)
Clifford Smith (Staten Island, NY - Rapper - Wu-Tang Clan, Red&Meth) (track 9)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 10)
Otha Nash (track 15)
Christopher Wallace (tracks 2–17)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 10)
Chris Martin (US hip hop producer & DJ) (tracks 3–4, 16)
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (American rapper) (track 3)
Kevin Scott (Engineer) (track 2)
Claydes Smith (track 15)
Kirk Jones (US rapper Kirk Jones, Onyx member) (track 3)
Malik Isaac Taylor (track 3)
Tyrone Taylor (US rapper, Sonsee, of Onyx) (track 3)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool) (track 15)
Chucky Thompson (tracks 7, 12)
Richard Westfield (track 15)
mash-ups:
remixes:
sampled by:
A.W.O.L. by RBX (track 10)
Clips in My Pocket by Iras (track 5)
Death by Cam’ron (track 17)
Follow My Life by Obie Trice (track 13)
It's Only Hip Hop by Apathy feat. Brevi (track 10)
Power Trip by Lecrae feat. PRo, Sho Baraka & Andy Mineo (track 10)
Round & Round by 702 (track 4)
Stash Up by OPM (track 3)
Weekend by Daz Dillinger feat. Johnta Austin (track 13)
What's Going On by Canibus (track 13)
samples:
Coldblooded by James Brown (track 3)
Either Way by Dave Grusin (track 11)
Feenin’ by Jodeci (track 8)
Juicy Fruit by Mtume (track 10)
Lil’ Ghetto Boy by Dr. Dre (track 2)
Lonely Fire by Miles Davis (track 17)
Remind Me by Patrice Rushen (track 16)
Superfly by Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
Throw Ya Gunz by Onyx (track 3)
Top Billin’ by Audio Two (track 1)
Vapors by Biz Markie (track 2)
Vicious by Black Mamba (track 15)
Walk on By by Isaac Hayes (track 5)
is based on:
Between the Sheets (track 13)
is the basis for:
Cabinet Battle #2 (Hamilton: An American Musical) (track 10)
later parody versions:
Zimboouicy! (track 10)
part of:
Coast Is Clear (track 13)
recording of:
Big Poppa (track 13)
Everyday Struggle (track 11)
Friend of Mine (track 15)
Gimme the Loot (track 3)
Juicy (track 10)
Machine Gun Funk (track 4)
Me & My Bitch (track 12)
One More Chance (track 7)
Ready to Die (track 6)
Respect (track 14)
Suicidal Thoughts (track 17)
The What (track 9)
Unbelievable (track 16)
Warning (track 5)

Release

additional executive producer: Mr. Cee
executive producer: Sean Combs (also known as Puff Daddy & P. Diddy)
photography: Butch Belair
remastered versions: Ready to Die (The Remaster CD and DVD)
Ready to Die
Ready to Die
Ready to Die
ASIN: CA: B0000039PW [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/585544 [info]