Introducing A. R. Rahman is a compilation album of score and songs composed by Chennai film composer A. R. Rahman. It was released in 2006 on Times Square Records. It includes excerpts from soundtracks spanning 1993–2001 that changed the face of Indian film music and the cinema of India. Introducing A. R. Rahman features twenty-five tracks compiled by Iain Scott, taken from seventeen pictures in Tamil cinema.
Indian compositional forms, instrumentation, with train whistles, bells, looped bee–like vocals and dramatic percussion are coupled with orchestral sweeps and Carnatic accents with veena, pullanguzhal and chanting employed on the tracks.
Richie Unterberger writing for AllMusic felt that the net grouping of tracks "by intention or design is not to establish an identifiable style, but to demonstrate Rahman's versatility," saying it was a contrast to the "stereotypes many viewers have of the flashy, sometimes cheesy music heard in much Indian cinema, the material here is thoughtfully assembled and dignified."