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Encyclopedia > If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
"If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)"
Image:NaS - rule world.jpg
Single by NaS featuring Lauryn Hill
from the album It Was Written
Released 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:42
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Trackmasters
Chart positions
US R&B #17, US Rap #15
NaS featuring Lauryn Hill singles chronology
"One Love" (1994) "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)" (1996) "Street Dreams" (1996)

"If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)" is a 1996 hit hip hop single by NaS featuring Lauryn Hill of The Fugees. This was NaS' first Top 20 R&B hit. It was also nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song samples the Whodini classic "Friends", as well as "If I Ruled The World" by Kurtis Blow. NaS uses the song to discuss what he would do if he ruled the world. In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is a seven time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and... It Was Written was the multi-platinum second album by Queensbridge rapper Nas. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Trackmasters Entertainment is a successful record production company, run by Jean-Claude Poke Olive and Samuel Tone Barnes. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is a seven time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and... Street Dreams is a 1996 single by American rapper Nas. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is a seven time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and... The Fugees are an American music group, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2002, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. ... Members: Jalil (Jalil Hutchins) Ecstasy (John Fletcher) Grandmaster Dee (Drew Carter) How they got started: Formed in the early 80s, the group got its start in an unusual way. ... Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum), from the Latin meaning great work, refers to the best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer. ... Curtis Kurtis Blow Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hops first mainstream star. ...


External links

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Nas
Albums, Compilations and Collaborative studio albums
Illmatic | It Was Written | Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album | I Am... | Nastradamus | Nas and Ill Will Records Present QB's Finest | Stillmatic | The Best of Nas | The Lost Tapes | From Illmatic To Stillmatic: The Remixes EP | God's Son | Street's Disciple | N.A.S. (Not All Surrender) | The Lost Tapes 2
Singles
Halftime | The World Is Yours | It Ain't Hard to Tell | One Love | If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) | Street Dreams | Nas Is Like | Hate Me Now | Nastradamus | You Owe Me | Got Ur Self A... | One Mic | Made You Look | I Can | Thief's Theme | Bridging the Gap | Just A Moment
Collaborative Singles
Firm Biz | Head Over Heels | Hot Boyz | Da Bridge 2001 | Oochie Wally (Remix) | I'm Gonna Be Alright (Track Masters Remix)

 
 

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