Greatest Hits (Nas album)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by rapper Nas released through Columbia Records on November 6, 2007.[1] It features twelve of Nas' singles from his Columbia releases from Illmatic to Street's Disciple and two new tracks. Nas' 2006 studio album Hip Hop Is Dead was overlooked because it was released by Def Jam and not Columbia. Nastradamus and The Lost Tapes were also left out. The collaboration made with Cee-Lo for the Rush Hour 3 soundtrack is also included on the album. Greatest Hits debuted at #124 on the Billboard 200, selling about 6,800 copies, and #20 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. As of August 2008 the compilation has sold over 20,000 copies in the U.S.

Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2007
Recorded1992–2007
GenreHip hop
Length58:53/70:09 (Int'l Ed.)
LabelColumbia/Sony BMG
ProducerNas (Executive), Chris Webber, Chucky Thompson, D. Moet, DJ Premier, Large Professor, L.E.S., Megahertz Music Group, Q-Tip, Pretty Boy, Rashad Smith, Salaam Remi, Trackmasters
Nas chronology
Hip Hop Is Dead
(2006)
Greatest Hits
(2007)
Untitled
(2008)
Alternative Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllHipHop.com8/10 stars link
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
NME(6/10) (11/17/2007, p.53)
RapReviews.com9/10 stars link
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars link

The cover features lyrics from his hit single "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" which appears on the compilation.

Track listingEdit

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Original
1 "Surviving the Times" Chris Webber Previously unreleased 4:43
2 "Less Than an Hour" Salaam Remi Cee-Lo Rush Hour 3 Soundtrack 3:16
3 "It Ain't Hard to Tell" Large Professor Illmatic 3:22
4 "Life's a Bitch" L.E.S. AZ Illmatic 3:30
5 "N.Y. State of Mind" DJ Premier Illmatic 4:53
6 "One Love" Q-Tip Q-Tip Illmatic 5:24
7 "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" Trackmasters Lauryn Hill It Was Written 4:43
8 "Street Dreams (remix)" Trackmasters R. Kelly Street Dreams (Remix) Single 4:27
9 "Hate Me Now" D-Moet, Pretty Boy, Trackmasters Puff Daddy I Am... 4:45
10 "One Mic" Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen, Nas Stillmatic 4:29
11 "Got Ur Self A..." Megahertz Music Group Stillmatic 3:49
12 "Made You Look" Salaam Remi God's Son 3:23
13 "I Can" Salaam Remi God's Son 4:14
14 "Bridging the Gap" Salaam Remi Olu Dara Street's Disciple 3:55

International Bonus TracksEdit

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Original Album Time
15 "Halftime" Large Professor Illmatic 4:20
16 "Nas Is Like" DJ Premier I Am... 3:57
17 "Thief's Theme" Salaam Remi Street's Disciple 2:59

Samples UsedEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 124

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adaso, Henry. Nas' Greatest Hits CD Arrives in November. About.com. Accessed August 12, 2007.