Change the Game

"Change the Game"
Single by Jay-Z featuring Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and Static Major
from the album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
Released January 9, 2001
Format 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
Recorded July 2000
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 3:07
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Shawn Carter
Dwight Grant
Malik Cox
Ricardo Thomas
Stephen Garrett
Producer(s) Rick Rock
Jay-Z singles chronology
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
"Change the Game"
"Do My..."
Beanie Sigel singles chronology
"Remember Them Days"
"Change the Game"
"Beanie (Mack Bitch)"
Memphis Bleek singles chronology
"Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)"
"Change the Game"
"Do My..."

"Change the Game" is the second single from rapper Jay-Z from his 2000 album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. It features guest raps by Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel, production from Rick Rock and backing vocals by Static Major. Upon release, the song's intention was to promote Sigel and Bleek, but Steve Juon of considers Jay-Z to outperform both rappers.[1] A music video directed by David Meyers was made for "Change the Game."


A remix to Change the Game features Bleek and Sigel, along with Tha Dogg Pound members Daz and Kurupt. The remix appears on The Professional 2 album by DJ Clue. It can also be found on Tha Dogg Pound compilation album 2002.

Critical Reception

The song received positive reviews. Rap Reviews wrote "Even though Beans and Memph both have raps on this song, Jay starts and ends the track with the best flow and lyrics throughout."[2]

Single track list


  1. "Change the Game (Radio Edit)" (3:40)
  2. "Change the Game (Instrumental)" (3:40)



  1. "Change the Game (Radio Edit)" (3:07)
  2. "Change the Game (LP Version)" (3:08)
  3. "Change the Game (Instrumental)" (3:05)


  1. "You, Me, Him and Her (Radio Edit)" (3:46)
  2. "You, Me, Him and Her (LP Version)" (3:46)
  3. "You, Me, Him and Her (Instrumental)" (3:43)


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 86
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 29
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 10

See also


  1. Juon, Steve. "The Dynasty: Roc La Familia Review at". Retrieved July 18, 2007.
  2. Juon, Steve (November 3, 2000). "Good Example of flow". Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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