Produced By: Trackmasters
Album: It Was Written
Label: Columbia

If the Street's Disciple's first full-length offering was for the hip-hop faithful, his second go-round was a calculated executive push for greener pa$tures. The plan came to fruition, and it happened with a song about dreams coming true, becoming the first major hit on the R&B charts and the airwaves for the young rapper. The feel-good song, which seamlessly meshed Kurtis Blow's 1.0 version and Whodini's "Friends," earned Nas a Grammy nod, and rightfully so. The wishful thinking and grand-scale make-believe of the lyrics and Lauryn's soothing crooning are poignant, recorded at a time when her musical future seemed so bright.