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Thief's Theme" is a single from Nas' double album . The single contains vocals from Nas' song " Street's Disciple The World Is Yours" from his first album : Illmatic
The song featured an
interpolation of the famous riff from Iron Butterfly's " In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" performed by Incredible Bongo Band. Nas would again use the same sample on the 2006 single " Hip Hop is Dead".
Nas sponsored a contest in the United Kingdom in 2004, encouraging entrants to record a verse using the instrumental version of the song. The winner would perform a verse on the song, which appears on the UK version of
Street's Disciple. Rising Son won the competition.
The song was featured in
Martin Scorsese's Academy Award winning film but was not featured on the soundtrack. The Departed
Track listing [ edit ]
"Thief's Theme" (Clean Album Version) (3:00)
"Thief's Theme" (Explicit Album Version) (3:10)
"Thief's Theme" (Instrumental) (2:59)
"You Know My Style" (Clean Album Version) (2:54)
"You Know My Style" (Explicit Album Version) (2:54)
"You Know My Style" (Instrumental) (2:49)
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