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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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