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NasIt Was Written

Label:
Columbia – C 67015
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1Album Intro
ProducerNas, Trackmasters
Written-ByN. Jones*
2:28
A2The Message
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
Producer, Mixed ByPoke And Tone
ScratchesD.J. Kid Capri*
Written ByN. Jones/S. Barnes
Written-ByN. Jones*, S. Barnes*
Written-By [Uncredited]Dominic Miller, Sting
4:10
A3Street Dreams
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
KeyboardsDelight (6)
Performer ["Sweet Dreams" Performed By]The Eurythmics*
Performer [Portion Of "Never Gonna Stop" Performed By]Linda Clifford
Producer, Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Written ByA. Lennox/D. Stewart/N. Jones/S. Barnes
Written-ByA. Lennox*, D. Stewart*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
Written-By ["Sweet Dreams" Written By]A. Lennox*, D. Stewart*
4:41
A4I Gave You Power
EngineerEddie Sancho
ProducerDJ Premier
Written ByN. Jones/C. Martin
Written-ByC. Martin*, N. Jones*
3:56
A5Watch Dem Niggas
Chorus [Uncredited]Foxy Brown
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
KeyboardsDelight (6)
Performer [Portion Of "Sponge" Performed By]Earl Klugh
Producer, Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Written ByN. Jones/S. Barnes
Written-ByN. Jones*, S. Barnes*
Written-By [Portion Of "Sponge" Written By]Bob James, Earl Klugh
4:06
A6Take It In Blood
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Performer [Sample Of "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes" Performed By]The Fantastic Four*
Written ByN. Jones/R. Walker/J.T. Epps, Jr./J. Pruitt/W. Childs/C. Horne
4:49
A7The Set Up
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Mike Fronda
KeyboardsDelight (6)
ProducerHavoc (3)
Written ByN. Jones/K. Muchita
Written-ByK. Muchita*, N. Jones*
4:26
B1Black Girl Lost
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Bill Esses, Rich Travali
Featuring, Backing Vocals [Background]Jojo Hailey*
Performer [Sample Of "Starlight" Performed By]Stephanie Mills
ProducerL.E.S.
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Written ByN. Jones/L. Lewis/Mtume/Lucas
Written-ByMtume*, L. Lewis*, N. Jones*, Lucas*
4:32
B2Suspect
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Performer [Portion Of "El Gatto Triste" Performed By]Chuck Mangione
ProducerL.E.S.
Written ByN. Jones/L. Lewis
Written-ByL. Lewis*, N. Jones*
Written-By [Portion Of "El Gatto Triste" Written By]Chuck Mangione
4:16
B3Shootouts
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Written ByN. Jones/S. Barnes/J. Olivier
Written-ByJ. Olivier*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
3:46
B4Nas Is Coming
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Kelston Rice
ProducerDr. Dre
Written ByN. Jones/A. Young
Written-ByA. Young*, N. Jones*
5:40
B5Affirmative Action
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
FeaturingThe Firm (6)
Featuring [The Firm]AZ, Cormega, Foxy Brown, Nas
KeyboardsDave Atkinson
Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Written ByN. Jones/A. Cruz/I. Marchand/C. McKay/S. Barnes/J. Olivier
4:20
B6Live Nigga Rap
Mixed ByKen "Duro" Ifle*
ProducerHavoc (3)
Rap [Verse]Havoc (3), Prodigy
Written ByN. Jones/K. Muchita
Written-ByK. Muchita*, N. Jones*
3:46
B7If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Rich Travali
KeyboardsDelight (6)
Performer ["If I Ruled The World" Performed By]Kurtis Blow
Producer [Additional Production]Rashad Smith
Producer, Mixed ByPoke And Tone
Vocals [Featured Vocals By]Lauryn Hill
Written ByN. Jones/J. Olivier/S. Barnes/K. Walker
Written-ByJ. Olivier*, K. Walker*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
Written-By ["If I Ruled The World" Written By]Kurt Walker*
Written-By [Portions Of "Friends (Instrumental)" Written By]L. Parker*
4:44
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Notes

On tracks A7 and B6, "Havoc" is credited as "Havoc Of Mobb Deep".
On track B1 "Jojo Hailey" is credited as "Jojo Hailey Of Jodeci".

On inner-sleeve:
album intro [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba music enterprises inc.) (ascap) [...]

the message [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment [....] mixed [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap)/slamuwell productions, inc. (acsap) [...]

street dreams [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] keyboards by [...] for 2000 watts music. recorded at soundtrack studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] this song is an interpolation of "sweet dreams" [...] used courtesy of rca records and d'n'a limited/music publishing limited (prs). administered in the u.s. by bmg songs, inc. (ascap). this song also contains a portion of "never gonna stop" [...] used courtesy of bmg songs, inc. (ascap) © 1982 d'n'a limited/bmg music publishing limited (prs)/administered in the u.s. by bmg songs, inc. (ascap). © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.)/slamuwell productions, inc. (ascap) [...]

i gave you power [...] produced [...] for works of mart, inc. recorded and mixed [...] at d&d studios, nyc [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.)/dj premier publishing/gifted pearl (ascap) [...]

watch dem niggas [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment. keyboards by [...] for 2000 watts music. recorded at bearsville studios, ny. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] this song contains a portion of "sponge" [...] used courtesy of warner special products and soda fountain music. © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.)/slamuwell productions (ascap) [...]

take it in blood [...] recorded at soundtrack studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] this song contains a sample of "mixed up moods & attitudes" [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap)/grand imperial music/bridgeport music, inc. (bmi) [...]

the set up [...] recorded and mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap)/juvenile hall music (bmi) (administered by bmg -carreers music inc.) [...]

black girl lost [...] produced [...] for total package productions, inc. additional production [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] recorded at sony music studios, and soundtrack studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] jojo hailey appears courtesy of mca records. this song contains a sample of "starlight" [...] used courtesy of polygram records and famous music, inc. © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc./mawkeen's music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.)/famous music corp. (ascap) [...]

suspect [...] produced [...] for total package productions, inc. recorded at chung king studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] this song contains a portion of "el gatto triste" [...] courtesy of mercury records and upam music. © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc./mawkeen's music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap) [...]

shootouts [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment. recorded at chung king studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) /slamuwell productions, inc. (ascap)/12 & under music, inc. (bmi) [...]

nas is coming [...] recorded and mixed at dre's house, la [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap)/ain't nothin' goin on but fu-kin music, inc. [...]

affirmative actions [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment. keyboards [...] for trackmasters entertainment. mixed by [...] for trackmasters entertainment. recorded and mixed [...] at hit factory studios, nyc [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.)/slamuwell productions, inc./life's a bitch music (ascap)/12 & under music, inc. (bmi)/a. cruz/i. marchand/c. mckay [...]

live nigga rap [...] recorded at chung king studios, nyc. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterprises inc.) (ascap)juvenile hall music (bmi) (administered by bmg -careers music inc.) [...]

if i ruled the world (imagine that) [...] produced [...] for trackmasters entertainment. additional production [...] for tumbling dice productions, inc. keyboards [...] for 2000 watts music. recorded at hit factory studios, nyc & westlake studios, la. mixed at hit factory studios, nyc [...] for trackmasters entertainment [...] featured vocals [...] courtesy of ruffhouse/columbia records. contains portions of "friends (instrumental)" [....] courtesy of zomba enterprises, inc./funk groove music, inc.(administered by zomba enterprises, inc.) (ascap) under license from jive records. "if i ruled the world" [...] courtesy of kuwa music (ascap) [...] © 1996 zomba enterprises inc./ill will music, inc. (administered by zomba enterpises inc.) (ascap)/12 & under music, inc. (bmi)/slamuwell productions, inc./kuwa music (ascap) [...]

© 1996 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

On back cover:
© 1996 sony music entertainment inc./℗ 1996 sony music entertainment inc. [...]

On labels:
℗ 1996 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-67015-1 5
  • Barcode (Compact text): 074646701515
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL 67015
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BL 67015
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side A, etched): AL-67015
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #1 side B, etched): BL-67015
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #2 side A, etched): AL-67015 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant #2 side B, etched): BL-67015 2
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A6, A7, B3, B5 to B7): BMI
  • Rights Society (A3): PRS

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