Nas ‎– It Was Written

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Columbia ‎– C 67015
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A1 Album Intro
Producer – Nas, TrackmastersWritten-By – N. Jones*
2:28
A2 The Message
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliProducer, Mixed By – Poke And ToneScratches – D.J. Kid Capri*Written By – N. Jones/S. BarnesWritten-By – N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
4:10
A3 Street Dreams
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliKeyboards – Delight (6)Producer, Mixed By – Poke And ToneWritten By – A. Lennox/D. Stewart/N. Jones/S. BarnesWritten-By – A. Lennox*, D. Stewart*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
4:41
A4 I Gave You Power
Engineer – Eddie SanchoProducer – DJ PremierWritten By – N. Jones/C. MartinWritten-By – C. Martin*, N. Jones*
3:56
A5 Watch Dem Niggas
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliKeyboards – Delight (6)Producer, Mixed By – Poke And ToneWritten By – N. Jones/S. BarnesWritten-By – N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
4:06
A6 Take It In Blood
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliMixed By – Poke And ToneProducer – Live Squad, Lo Ground, Top General SoundsWritten By – N. Jones/R. Walker/J.T. Epps, Jr./J. Pruitt/W. Childs/C. HorneWritten-By – C. Horne*, J.T. Epps, Jr.*, J. Pruitt*, N. Jones*, R. Walker*, W. Childs*
4:49
A7 The Set Up
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Mike FrondaKeyboards – Delight (6)Producer – Havoc Of Mobb Deep*Written By – N. Jones/K. MuchitaWritten-By – K. Muchita*, N. Jones*
4:26
B1 Black Girl Lost
Engineer [Mix] – Bill Esses, Rich TravaliFeaturing, Backing Vocals [Background] – Jojo Hailey Of Jodeci*Producer – L.E.S.Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Poke And ToneWritten By – N. Jones/L. Lewis/Mtume/LucasWritten-By – Mtume*, L. Lewis*, N. Jones*, Lucas*
4:32
B2 Suspect
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliMixed By – Poke And ToneProducer – L.E.S.Written By – N. Jones/L. LewisWritten-By – L. Lewis*, N. Jones*
4:16
B3 Shootouts
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliMixed By – Poke And ToneProducer – Kirk Goddy, Poke And ToneWritten By – N. Jones/S. Barnes/J. OlivierWritten-By – J. Olivier*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
3:46
B4 Nas Is Coming
Engineer – Kelston RiceProducer – Dr. DreWritten By – N. Jones/A. YoungWritten-By – A. Young*, N. Jones*
5:40
B5 Affirmative Action
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliFeaturing – The Firm (6)Featuring [The Firm] – AZ, Cormega, Foxy Brown, NasKeyboards – Dave AtkinsonMixed By – Poke And ToneProducer – Dave Atkinson, Poke And ToneWritten By – N. Jones/A. Cruz/I. Marchand/C. McKay/S. Barnes/J. OlivierWritten-By – A. Cruz*, C. McKay*, I. Marchand*, J. Olivier*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
4:20
B6 Live Nigga Rap
Mixed By – Ken "Duro" Ifle*Producer – Havoc Of Mobb Deep*Rap [Verse] – Havoc (3), ProdigyWritten By – N. Jones/K. MuchitaWritten-By – K. Muchita*, N. Jones*
3:46
B7 If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Engineer [Mix] – Rich TravaliFeaturing, Vocals – Lauryn HillKeyboards – Delight (6)Mixed By – Poke And ToneProducer – Poke And ToneProducer [Additional Production] – Rashad SmithWritten By – N. Jones/J. Olivier/S. Barnes/K. WalkerWritten-By – J. Olivier*, K. Walker*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*
4:44

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Notes

This song (Street Dreams) is an interpolation of "Sweet Dreams" as written by Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox and performed by the Eurythmics. Used courtesy of RCA Records.
This song (Street Dreams) also contains a portion of "Never Gonna Stop" as performed by Linda Clifford. Used courtesy of BMG Songs, Inc.. © 1982 D'N'A limited/BMG Publishing Limited.

This song (Watch Dem Niggas) contains a portion of "Sponge" as written by Earl Klugh and Bob James, and performed by Earl Klugh. Used courtesy of Warner Special Products and Soda Fountain Music.

This song (Take It In Blood) contains a sample of "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes" as performed by the Fantastic Four.

This song (Black Girl Lost) contains a sample of "Starlight" as performed by Stephanie Mills. Used courtesy of Polygram Records and Famous Music, Inc..

This song (Suspect) contains a portion of "El Gatto Triste" as written and performed by Chuck Mangione. Courtesy of Mercury Records and Upam Music.

"If I Ruled The World" contains portions of "Friends (Instrumental)" written by L. Parker courtesy of Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Funk Groove Music Inc..
"If I Ruled The World" written by Kurt Walker, performed by Kurtis Blow. Courtesy of Kuwa Music.

Back cover:
© 1996 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./℗ 1996 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Printed inner sleeve:
Mastered […] at Sterling Sound, NYC

Management [...] for Stiggedy Entertainment

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, B7): BMI

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written(CD, Album) Columbia CK 67015 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
484196 1 Nas It Was Written(LP, Album) Columbia 484196 1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
484196 2, col 484196 2, 4841962011 Nas It Was Written(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 484196 2, col 484196 2, 4841962011 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Nas It Was Written (Clean Version)(CDr, Album) Whitfield Street none UK 1996 Sell This Version
CK 67745 Nas It Was Written (Clean Version)(CD, Album) Columbia CK 67745 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version

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ibbjamin

ibbjamin

August 31, 2012
Quite a poor pressing, this one comes crackling out of the box and even skipped on the B3 upon first time listening. Musically, a whole different story.