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Kool G Rap Feat. Nas - "Fast Life" (5.07) (

Studio album by Kool G Rap
Released September 12, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, mafioso rap, hardcore hip hop
Label Cold Chillin'/Epic Street/SME Records
EK 57808 (north America)
481472 (international)
Producer Dr. Butcher
Naughty Shorts
Kool G Rap chronology
Live and Let Die
(Kool G Rap & DJ Polo) 4,5,6
(1995) Roots of Evil
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Billboard Favorable[2]
Rhapsody Favorable[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
The Source 4/5 stars[5]
Trouser Press Favorable[6]
Vibe Favorable[7]
"4,5,6" is the solo debut by hip hop artist Kool G Rap, released in September 12, 1995 on Cold Chillin' Records. The release followed his break-up with DJ Polo in 1993. The album was mostly received neutrally among critics, but was warmly accepted by underground fans. Despite the album's dark, grimy street sound, it peaked at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and the single "Fast Life" charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album features guest appearances from B1, MF Grimm, and Nas (who also appeared on the front cover), as well as production from Dr. Butcher, Naughty Shorts, T-Ray, and Buckwild of D.I.T.C. It would also be Cold Chillin' Records' final release before it went defunct in 1997.

Contents [show]
Track listing[edit]
# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Sample(s) Length
1 "Intro" Dr. Butcher *Interlude* 1:03
2 "4,5,6" Dr. Butcher, Shawn Brown Kool G Rap
"Mysterious Traveler" by Weather Report
"N.Y. State of Mind" by Nas
3 "It's a Shame" Naughty Shorts Kool G Rap
"Love Is for Fools" by Southside Movement
4 "Take 'Em to War" T-Ray Kool G Rap, B1, MF Grimm
"A Divine Image" by David Axelrod (musician)
5 "Executioner Style" Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap
"Leroy the Magician" by Gary Burton
6 "For Da Brothaz" T-Ray Kool G Rap
"Soulsides" by Art Farmer
"Power of Soul" by Idris Muhammad
7 "Blowin' Up in the World" Buckwild Kool G Rap
"What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell
8 "Fast Life" Buckwild Kool G Rap, Nas
"Happy" by Surface
9 "Ghetto Knows" Naughty Shorts Kool G Rap
"Here Comes the Meterman" by The Meters
10 "It's a Shame (Da Butcher's Mix)" Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap
"Bamboo Child" by Ryo Kawasaki
11 "Money on My Brain" Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap, B1, MF Grimm
"Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock
"Overnight Sensation" by Avalanche
12 "Fast Life (Remix) (Bonus)" Salaam Remi Kool G Rap, Nas 3:37
Album singles[edit]
Single information
"Fast Life"
Released: November 14, 1995
B-Side: "4,5,6"
"It's a Shame"
Released: 1995
B-Side: "It's a Shame (Da Butcher's Mix)"