Studio album by Kool G Rap


September 12, 1995


July 1994 - March 1995


Bearsville Studios and Sony Music Studios
(New York City)


Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hip hop, mafioso rap




Cold Chillin'/Epic Street


Buckwild, T-Ray, Naughty Shorts, Dr. Butcher

4,5,6 is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Kool G Rap. It was released in September 12, 1995 under Cold Chillin' Records. The release follows his breakup with DJ Polo in 1993. The album was mostly received by neutrally among critics, but warmly accepted by underground fans. Despite the album's dark, gritty and grimy street sound, It peaked 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 by B-1, MF Grimm and Nas (who also appears on the front cover), as well as production from Dr. Butcher, Naughty Shorts, Buckwild and T-Ray. It would also be Cold Chillin' Records' final release before it went defunct in 1997.

Track listing Edit

  1. "Intro" - 1:03
  2. "4,5,6" - 3:21
  3. "It's a Shame" - 4:04
  4. "Take 'Em to War" (feat. B-1 and MF Grimm) - 3:45
  5. "Executioner Style" - 4:07
  6. "For Da Brothaz" - 3:45
  7. "Blowin' Up in the World" - 4:26
  8. "Fast Life" (feat. Nas) - 4:55
  9. "Ghetto Knows" - 4:29
  10. "It's a Shame (Da Butcher's Mix)" - 3:10
  11. "Money on My Brain" (feat. B-1 and MF Grimm) - 4:53
  12. "Fast Life (Remix)" * - 3:46

Samples Edit


  • "Mysterious Traveller" by Weather Report
  • "Guitar Blues Odyssey: From Roots to Fruits" by Quincy Jones
  • "N.Y. State of Mind" by Nas

It's a Shame

  • "Love Is for Fools" by Southside Movement

Take 'Em to War

  • "Queen of Downs" by Giant (Funk Band)
  • "A Divine Image" by David Axelrod

Executioner Style

  • "Leroy the Magician" by Gary Burton

For Da Brothaz

  • "Soulsides" by Art Farmer
  • "Power of Soul" by Idris Muhammad

Blowin' Up in the World

  • "Gettin' Down for Xmas" by Milly & Silly
  • "What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell

Fast Life

  • "Happy" by Surface

Ghetto Knows

  • "You Can Fly" by Sons of Champlin

It's a Shame (Da Butcher's Mix)

  • "Bamboo Child" by Ryo Kawasaki

Money on My Brain

  • "Overnight Sensation" by Avalanche
  • "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock

Fast Life (Remix)

  • "Clear" by Spirit
  • "Nobody Beats the Biz" by Biz Markie feat. TJ Swan
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