Thief's Theme

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"Thief's Theme"
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Single by Nas
from the album Street's Disciple
Released June 29, 2004
Format CD
Genre Hip hop
Length 2:59
Label Ill Will, Columbia
Writer(s) Nasir Jones
Producer(s) Salaam Remi
Nas singles chronology
"Get Down"
"Thief's Theme"
"Bridging the Gap"

"Thief's Theme" is a single from Nas' double album Street's Disciple. The single contains vocals from Nas' song "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 The Departed but was not featured on the soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Thief's Theme" (Clean Album Version) (3:00)
  2. "Thief's Theme" (Explicit Album Version) (3:10)
  3. "Thief's Theme" (Instrumental) (2:59)


  1. "You Know My Style" (Clean Album Version) (2:54)
  2. "You Know My Style" (Explicit Album Version) (2:54)
  3. "You Know My Style" (Instrumental) (2:49)

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