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Nastradamus
Nastradamus cover
Studio album by Nas
Released November 23, 1999 (US)
Recorded 1999
Genre East Coast hip hop
Hip-Hop
Label Columbia Records
CK-63930
Producer(s) Timbaland
L.E.S.
Havoc
DJ Premier
Rich Nice
Dame Grease
Professional reviews
Nas chronology
I Am...
(1999)
Nastradamus
(1999)
Stillmatic
(2001)

Nastradamus is the title of Nas' fourth studio album for the Columbia Records label, released in November 1999, and is also one of his aliases. The LP was originally intended to be a release of the bootlegged second disc of I Am..., but it was instead decided seven months after the release date to record an entirely new LP. Cover of Nas 4th album, Nastradamus. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... L.E.S. (born Leshan David Lewis) is a hip hop prodcer commonly associated with Nas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Alternative Press is a music magazine focusing on goth and punk music. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... I Am. ... Stillmatic is a hip hop album by Nas. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ... I Am. ...


Nastradamus is therefore almost unanimously regarded as Nas's weakest LP, receiving 3 Mics in the Source. Many fans consider Nas to have "sold out" on this album. Some say it wasn't as good because it was rushed to be released only a few months after I Am.... However, despite the huge amount of criticism the album still managed to go platinum. I Am. ...

Contents

Track listing

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "The Prediction" J.C. Moore, R. Jackson Rich Nice Jessica Care Moore
2 "Life We Chose" N. Jones, L. Lewis, F. Wesley Jr. L.E.S. Nas
3 "Nastradamus" N. Jones, L. Lewis, J. Brown L.E.S. Nas
4 "Some Of Us Have Angels" N. Jones, D. Blackmon III Dame Grease Nas
5 "Project Windows" N. Jones, N. Myrick, C. Broady Poke and Tone Nas, Ronald Isley
6 "Come Get Me" N. Jones, C. Martin DJ Premier Nas
7 "Shoot 'Em Up" N. Jones, K. Muchita Havoc Nas
8 "Last Words" N. Jones, L. Lewis, Beck, Bonner, Middlebrooks, Pierce, Satchell, Williams L.E.S. Nas, Nashawn
9 "Family" N. Jones, A. Johnson, K. Muchita, D. Blackmon III Dame Grease Havoc, Nas, Prodigy
10 "God Love Us" N. Jones, D. Blackmon III Dame Grease Nas
11 "Quiet Niggas"
12 "Big Girl" N. Jones, L. Lewis, L. Bryant, R. Douglas L.E.S. Nas
13 "New World" N. Jones, L. Lewis, D. Paich, J. Porcan L.E.S. Nas
14 "You Owe Me" N. Jones, T. Mosley Timbaland Ginuwine, Nas
15 "The Outcome" J.C. Moore, R. Jackson Rich Nice Jessica Care Moore

Jessica Care Moore is an African American poet. ... L.E.S. (born Leshan David Lewis) is a hip hop prodcer commonly associated with Nas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup, suggested by its AFD discussion. ... Trackmasters Entertainment is a successful record production company, run by Poke and Tone (formerley known as the rapper Red Hot Lover Tone. ... Ronald (center) with brothers OKelly and Rudolph, ca. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nashawn Jones also known as Millennium Thug is an African-American East Coast rapper and a protege of Nas. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... This single from Nastradamus by NaS features R&B artist Ginuwine. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Samples

Life We Chose

Nastradamus Fred Wesley (born 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist. ... The Horny Horns is a horn section led by trombonist Fred Wesley. ...

  • "(It's Not the Express) It's the JB's Monaurail" by The J.B.'s

Last Words The most renowned of James Browns many backing bands (previously, the Famous Flames and the James Brown Band), the J.B.s provided musical support for the legendary singer and bandleader for the first half of the 70s. ...

Big Girl The Ohio Players are a funk and R&B band whose heyday was in the mid- to late 1970s. ...

New World The Stylistics was one of the most well-known Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. ...

Still from the promotional video for Africa Africa is a song by 80s rock band Toto. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Singles

Single cover Single information
"Nastradamus"

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Music videos

Image File history File links Nasnastradamusvideo. ...

Chart positions

Album

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 7
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 2

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Singles

Song Chart (2000) Peak
position
"Nastradamus" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 92
"Nastradamus" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 27
"Nastradamus" UK Singles Chart 24
"You Owe Me" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
"You Owe Me" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13

 
 

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