It's Mine

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"It's Mine"
Single by Mobb Deep featuring Nas
from the album Murda Muzik
Released August 31, 1999
Format CD single
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 4:23
Label Loud Records
Writer(s) Nasir Jones
Kejuan Muchita
Albert Johnson
Brandy
Producer(s) Havoc
Prodigy
Mobb Deep featuring Nas singles chronology
"Quiet Storm"
(1999)
"It's Mine"
(1999)
"U.S.A. (Aiight Then)"
(2000)

"It's Mine" is the second single from Mobb Deep's 1999 album Murda Muzik and features Nas.

The song's instrumental is based around a sample of the title theme of the 1983 film Scarface (credited as "Scarface Cues") which was composed by Giorgio Moroder. This is the second time that Mobb Deep used music from the film for one of their singles, with the first being "G.O.D. Pt. III".

The chorus of the song is also both a lyrical and instrumental interpolation of the 1998 song by female R&B singers Brandy and Monica, "The Boy Is Mine". The original Brandy and Monica lyrics were "You need to give it up/Had about enough/It's not hard to see/The boy is mine". Where the chorus in "It's Mine" (sung by Nas) goes "Y'all need to give it up/We don't give a fuck/What y'all niggas want/Thug life is mine".

The video was directed by Hype Williams.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "It's Mine" [Dirty Version]
  2. "It's Mine" [Instrumental]
Side B
  1. "It's Mine" [Clean Version]
  2. "It's Mine" [Acappella]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 71
Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 25

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