Tracklist

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

Credits

CD 1

guest vocals:
Lauryn Hill (track 14)
mixer:
Ken Ifill (track 13)
performer:
Nas (US rapper) (track 14)
producer:
Dave Atkinson (track 8)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 7)
Havoc (US rapper, Mobb Deep member Kejuan Muchita) (tracks 9, 13)
L.E.S. (track 11)
Live Squad (track 6)
Nas (US rapper) (track 1)
Poke (hip hop producer Jean Olivier, of Poke and Tone) (track 8)
Poke and Tone (tracks 2–3, 5, 10, 12, 14)
DJ Premier (track 4)
Tone (hip-hop producer Samuel Barnes (Poke & Tone/Trackmasters)) (track 8)
Trackmasters (track 1)
remixes:
sampled by:
Album Intro (album version) by Nas (tracks 2–3, 14)
What's Going On by Canibus (track 13)
samples:
Friends by Whodini (track 14)
Starlight by Stephanie Mills (track 10)
The Sponge by Earl Klugh and Bob James (track 5)
Theme Bahamas by Ahmad Jamal (track 4)
later parody versions:
recording of:
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (NAS, from album "it was written") (track 14)