Columbia Records Ready to Release Definitive 'Greatest Hits' Album From Groundbreaking Hip-Hop Icon Nas

Nas - 'Greatest Hits' - Available Tuesday, November 6


Columbia Records announces the upcoming release of Greatest Hits, the definitive collection of classic tracks and more from the pioneering hip-hop icon Nas. Nas' Greatest Hits will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, November 6.

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A career-spanning retrospective which also serves as an ideal introduction to Nas' most unforgettable tracks, Greatest Hits reprises 12 essential cuts culled from the artist's monumental Columbia Records catalog -- from 1994's Illmatic, one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history, through 2004's double disc masterpiece Street Disciple -- while premiering 2 newly recorded songs: "Surviving The Times" and "Less Than An Hour," featuring Cee- Lo, new theme music created for the soundtrack for "Rush Hour 3."

Since the 1994 release of Illmatic, the blueprint album which laid the foundation for East Coast hip-hop in the 90s while establishing Nas as one of hip-hop's most electrifying and influential urban street poets, Nas continues to be one of hip-hop's most potent, provocative, and abiding forces with a string of chart-topping RIAA gold and platinum successes to his credit: Illmatic (1994); It Was Written (1996); "Street Dreams" (1997); I Am...The Autobiography (1999); Nastradamus (1999); Stillmatic (2002); The Lost Tapes (2002); God's Son (2002); Street's Disciple (2004); and Hip Hop Is Dead (2006).

More than 20 million Nas albums, singles, and digital tracks have been sold worldwide since the release of Illmatic in 1994.

  NAS - GREATEST HITS - Tracklisting

   1)   Surviving The Times (newly recorded)
   2)   Less than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3) (newly recorded)
   3)   It Ain't Hard to Tell (from Illmatic)
   4)   Life's A Bitch (from Illmatic)
   5)   N.Y. State of Mind (from Illmatic)
   6)   One Love (from Illmatic)
   7)   If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (from It Was Written)
   8)   Street Dreams (Remix) Feat. R. Kelly (original from It Was Written;
        remix from 2002's From Illmatic to Stillmatic: The Remixes EP)
   9)   Hate Me Now Feat. Puff Daddy (from I Am ...  The Autobiography)
   10) One Mic (from Stillmatic)
   11) Got Ur Self A ...  (from Stillmatic)
   12) Made You Look (from God's Son)
   13) I Can (from God's Son)
   14) Bridging the Gap Feat. Olu Dara (from Street's Disciple)

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