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Song by Jay-Z from the album The Black Album
Recorded 2003
Released November 14, 2003
Format Digital, CD, Vinyl
Length 02:53
Samples The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
Little Boy Blues - Seed Of Love
Writer Jay-Z, Just Blaze, Ray Levin
Producer Just Blaze
Label Roc-A-Fella Records

The Black Album track listing
  1. Interlude
  2. December 4th
  3. What More Can I Say
  4. Encore
  5. Change Clothes
  6. Dirt Off Your Shoulder
  7. Threat
  8. Moment Of Clarity
  9. 99 Problems
  10. Interlude
  11. Justify My Thug
  12. Lucifer
  13. Allure
  14. My 1st Song

"Interlude" is the tenth track on Jay-Z's eighth studio album, The Black Album. It is the second track on the album listed as "Interlude", due to this, the song is most commonly known as "Public Service Announcement (Interlude)" or "Public Service Announcement" because of its first line.


The song was produced by Just Blaze and contains samples of "No One Can Do It Better" by The D.O.C. and "Seed Of Love" by Little Boy Blues.


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.


Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Interlude The Black Album

Jay-Z: The Hits Collection, Volume One

2:53 2003 November 14, 2003
  • Samples The D.O.C.'s "No One Can Do It Better" and Little Boy Blues' "Seed Of Love".


Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Public Service Announcement - Intro LP Underground 5.0 1:18 July 2, 2005 November 30, 2004
  • Jay-Z & Linkin Park.
  • First verse only.
  • Recorded live at Live 8 in Philadelphia, PA. July 2, 2005.
Public Service Announcement (Live) Live In Brooklyn 2:32 October 6, 2012 October 11, 2012
  • Recorded at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 6, 2012.


Jay-Z debuted the song live in 2003 following the release of The Black Album and it has been a staple in his shows ever since.

Following the release of Collision Course, Jay-Z and Linkin Park played a collaborative show at Live 8, a group of benefit concerts on July 2, 2005 that preceded the G8 Summit in Scotland a few days later, for which Linkin Park learned the song to perform as Jay-Z's introduction to the stage. This was the only performance of the song with Linkin Park.


  • Producer – Just Blaze
  • Recorded By – David Brown
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton
  • Written-By – Justin Smith, Raymond Levin, Shawn Carter