Nastradamus

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Nastradamus
Nas-NastradamusAlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by Nas
Released November 23, 1999
Recorded 1998–99
Genre Hip hop
Length 62:43
Label
Producer
Nas chronology
I Am…
(1999)
Nastradamus
(1999)
Stillmatic
(2001)
Singles from Nastradamus
  1. "Nastradamus"
    Released: October 26, 1999
  2. "You Owe Me"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribunemixed[2]
Robert Christgau(neither)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[4]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[5]
PopMattersmixed[6]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[7]
USA Today3.5/4 stars[8]
The Washington Postfavorable[9]
Yahoo! Musicmixed[10]

Nastradamus is the fourth studio album by American rapper Nas, released on November 23, 1999 by Ill Will and Columbia Records. It was originally scheduled to be released as a follow-up composed of material from sessions for his previous album I Am..., also released in 1999.[11] Due to bootlegging of the material, Nas recorded separate songs for Nastradamus to meet its November release date.[11]

The album debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200, selling over 232,000 copies in its first week. It received generally mixed reviews from critics, and has been regarded as Nas's weakest effort.[12] However, it achieved considerable commercial success and spawned two charting singles.[11] On December 22, 1999, the album was certified Platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[13]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Prediction"
Rich Nice1:19
2."Life We Chose"
L.E.S.4:08
3."Nastradamus"
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • James Brown
L.E.S.4:11
4."Some of Us Have Angels"Dame Grease4:15
5."Project Windows" (featuring Ronald Isley)
  • Jones
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
Nashiem Myrick & Carlos "6 July" Broady for The Hitmen4:55
6."Come Get Me"DJ Premier5:31
7."Shoot 'Em Up"Havoc2:53
8."Last Words" (featuring Nashawn)
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Ralph Middlebrooks
  • James Williams
  • Billy Beck
  • Clarence Satchell
  • Leroy Bonner
  • Marshall Jones
  • Marvin Pierce
  • Nashawn Jones
L.E.S.5:31
9."Family" (featuring Mobb Deep)
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Albert Johnson
  • Blackmon
Dame Grease5:16
10."God Love Us"
  • Jones
  • Blackmon
Dame Grease4:37
11."Quiet Niggas" (featuring Bravehearts)
  • Jones
  • Blackmon
  • Eugene Gray
  • Jabari Jones
  • Michael Epps
Dame Grease4:57
12."Big Girl"
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Lamar Bryant
  • Rob Douglas
L.E.S.4:19
13."New World"
  • Jones
  • Lewis
  • Jeff Porcaro
  • David Paich
L.E.S.4:00
14."You Owe Me" (featuring Ginuwine)Timbaland4:47
15."The Outcome"
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Jackson
Rich Nice1:54
Total length:62:33

Sample credits[edit]

Source[14]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farley, Keith. Review: Nastradamus. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  2. ^ Baker, Soren. "Review: Nastradamus". Chicago Tribune: 14. November 28, 1999. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Nastradamus". The Village Voice: January 2000.
  4. ^ Diehl, Matt. Review: Nastradamus. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  5. ^ Baker, Soren. Review: Nastradamus. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-11-21. Note: Original rating at archived page.
  6. ^ Fuchs, Cynthia. Review: Nastradamus. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  7. ^ Powell, Kevin (2000-01-20). "Nastradamus". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  8. ^ Jones, Steve. "Review: Nastradamus". USA Today: 08.D. November 23, 1999. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  9. ^ Harrington, Richard. "Review: Nastradamus". The Washington Post: G.14. December 15, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-11-21.
  10. ^ Carter, James. Review: Nastradamus. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  11. ^ a b c Birchmeier, Jason. Biography: Nas. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  12. ^ Hoard (2004), p. 568.
  13. ^ Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database Archived 2008-09-02 at WebCite. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved on 2008-08-09.
  14. ^ Rap Sample FAQ: Nas. TheBreaks. Retrieved on 2009-11-21.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – NAS – Nastradamus" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  16. ^ "Officialcharts.de – NAS – Nastradamus". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – NAS – Nastradamus". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "Nas Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  19. ^ a b "Nas Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.

Works cited

  • Nathan Brackett, Christian Hoard (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

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