Nothin' (song)

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Single by N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell
from the album God's Favorite
Released May 14, 2002
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded late 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:24 (album version)
3:57 (radio edit)
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Victor Santiago, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo
Producer(s) The Neptunes
N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell singles chronology
"Live My Life"
"Full Mode"

"Live My Life"
"Full Mode"

"Nothin'" is the lead single from N.O.R.E.'s third studio album God's Favorite.

The song was produced by The Neptunes and featured Neptunes member Pharrell performing the song's hook. By the summer of 2002, "Nothin'" had reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing his 1998 hit "Superthug" (also produced by The Neptunes) as his biggest solo hit. By the end of 2002, "Nothin'" had become one of the year's most successful singles and was No. 37 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2002, becoming his only single to reach the Year-End charts.[1]

The song's popularity led to its inclusion on The Source magazine's 2002 compilation The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits, Vol. 6 and on the soundtrack of the 2003 video game Def Jam Vendetta. Ja Rule and Mike Epps are cameo appearances in this video.


The official remix was later released and features Pharrell Williams, P. Diddy, Foxy Brown, Capone, Final Chapter, & Musaliny-N-Maze.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Nothin'" (Album Version)
  2. "Nahmeanuheard" (Remix) (featuring Cam'ron, Capone, Cassidy and Fat Joe)


  1. "Nothin'" (Instrumental)
  2. "Nahmeanuheard" (Remix Instrumental)


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 10
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 3
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 6
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 8
Billboard Top 40 Tracks 31
UK Singles 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 37


  1. ^ "Nothin' chart history at". 2010-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2002". Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2010-12-24.