Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Album Intro
1 2:24
2 The Message
4.5 3:54
3 Street Dreams
3.5 4:40
4 I Gave You Power
4 3:53
5 Watch Dem Niggas
4 4:05
6 Take It in Blood
5 4:48
7 Nas Is Coming
3 5:41
8 Affirmative Action
4.5 4:20
9 The Set Up
3 4:02
10 Black Girl Lost
2 4:23
11 Suspect
2 4:12
12 Shootouts
2 3:46
13 Live Nigga Rap
2 3:45
14 If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
4.35 4:44
15 Silent Murder
4.5 3:25

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Dave Atkinson (track 8)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 7)
Havoc (QB rapper/producer Kejuan Muchita of Mobb Deep) (tracks 9, 13)
L.E.S. (QB hip hop producer) (track 11)
Live Squad (tracks 6, 15)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14)
DJ Premier (US hip hop producer & DJ) (track 4)
Tone (hip-hop producer Samuel Barnes (Poke & Tone/Trackmasters)) (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14)
Trackmasters (track 1)
Nas (US rapper) (track 1)
guest vocals:
Havoc (QB rapper/producer Kejuan Muchita of Mobb Deep) (track 13)
Lauryn Hill (track 14)
Prodigy (US rapper, Mobb Deep member Albert Johnson) (track 13)
lyricist:
Havoc (QB rapper/producer Kejuan Muchita of Mobb Deep) (track 13)
AZ (US rapper) (track 8)
Foxy Brown (rapper) (track 8)
Cormega (QB rapper Cory McKay) (track 8)
Lauryn Hill (track 14)
Nas (US rapper) (tracks 2–15)
Prodigy (US rapper, Mobb Deep member Albert Johnson) (track 13)
mixer:
Ken Ifill (mix engineer Ken Ifill) (track 13)
performer:
Nas (US rapper) (track 14)
producer:
Dave Atkinson (track 8)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 7)
Havoc (QB rapper/producer Kejuan Muchita of Mobb Deep) (tracks 9, 13)
L.E.S. (QB hip hop producer) (track 11)
Live Squad (tracks 6, 15)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 8)
Poke and Tone (tracks 2–3, 5, 10, 12, 14)
DJ Premier (US hip hop producer & DJ) (track 4)
Tone (hip-hop producer Samuel Barnes (Poke & Tone/Trackmasters)) (track 8)
Trackmasters (track 1)
Nas (US rapper) (track 1)
spoken vocals:
AZ (US rapper) (track 1)
Nas (US rapper) (track 1)
vocals:
AZ (US rapper) (track 8)
Foxy Brown (rapper) (track 8)
Cormega (QB rapper Cory McKay) (track 8)
Nas (US rapper) (tracks 2–15)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1996) (track 8)
has remixes:
sampled by:
Album Intro (album version) by Nas (tracks 2–3, 14)
Mob Ties (explicit) by Drake (track 8)
What's Going On by Canibus (track 13)
samples:
Friends by Whodini (track 14)
Get a Life by Soul II Soul (track 15)
Halftime by Nas (track 2)
N.Y. State of Mind by Nas (track 2)
Starlight by Stephanie Mills (track 10)
Theme Bahamas by Ahmad Jamal (track 4)
is based on:
Halftime (track 2)
N.Y. State of Mind (Song by Nas) (track 2)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
recording of:
Affirmative Action (track 8)
Album Intro (track 1)
Black Girl Lost (track 10)
I Gave You Power (track 4)
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (NAS, from album "it was written") (track 14)
Live Nigga Rap (track 13)
Nas Is Coming (track 7)
Shootouts (track 12)
Silent Murder (track 15)
Street Dreams (track 3)
Suspect (track 11)
Take It in Blood (track 6)
The Message (track 2)
The Set Up (track 9)
Watch Dem Niggas (track 5)