Greatest Hits(Explicit Version) CD (2007)

Artist: Nas

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Product Overview


Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 205866554
UPC 886970955027
UPC 14 00886970955027
Format CD
Release Date 11/6/2007
Author Nas
Associated Artist/Work Az
Associated Artist/Work DMX
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Associated Artist/Work Khalifa, Wiz
Associated Artist/Work Marley, Damian
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Artist Follower Big Punisher
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Technical Info
Engineer Jason Vogel; Kevin Crouse; Stan Wallace; Graham Marsh; Eddie Sancho; Steve Souder; Jaye Wynn; Rob Marks; Ben Kane; Diego Garrido; Michael Sroka; Jason Vogel; Anton "Sample This" Pushansky; Paul Gregory; Stevo; Salaam Remi; Kevin Crouse; T. Latham; Pablo A
Producer Rashad Smith; Nas; D. Moet; Q-Tip; DJ Premier; Chris Webber; L.E.S.; Chucky Thompson; Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami; Large Professor; Tone; Pretty Boy; Megahertz Music Group; Rashad Smith; Nas; D. Moet; Salaam Remi; Q-Tip; DJ Premier; Chris Webber; L.E.S.;
CatalogID 709550
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 11/06/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886970955027
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: AZ (vocals); Olu Dara (guitar, harmonica, trumpet); Salaam Remi (guitar, bass guitar, drums); Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami (guitar, drums); Delight 2000 Watts Music (keyboards); Chanelle Gstettenbauer (background vocals); Angela Hunte (vocals, background vocals); Lauryn Hill (vocals); Vincent Henry (guitar, strings, harmonica, baritone saxophone); Mercedes Abal (flute); Kathryn Bostic (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Puff Daddy, Cee Lo Green.
Audio Mixers: Diego Garrido; Stevo; Kevin Crouse; Richard Travali; Eddie Sancho ; Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami; Tone.
Audio Remixer: R. Kelly.
Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Chung King Studios, New York, NY; D&D Recording, New York, NY; D.A.R.P. Studios, Atlanta, GA; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY; Right Track Recording, New York, NY; sony Music Studios; Studio Atlantis, Los Angeles, CA; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL; Unique Studios; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Daniel Moss; Jonathan Mannion; Danny Clinch.
Arrangers: George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson; Mike "The Razor" Brinkley.
Nasir Jones has gone from Nasty Nas to Nas to Escobar and back from his watershed debut ILLMATIC through to the polemic that is 2006's HIP-HOP IS DEAD. GREATEST HITS surveys Nas's hottest album tracks during this journey. Two previously unheard tracks (the autobiographical "Surviving the Times," which describes the young MC's struggle to enter the rap game, and "Less Than an Hour," the theme from RUSH HOUR 3 featuring Cee-Lo) kick the collection off. Overall, GREATEST HITS is an evenhanded blend that brings some of Nas's most successful tracks together with his strongest lyrical performances. AZ, R. Kelly, Lauryn Hill, Puff Daddy, and Q-Tip are featured.
Artist Overview
Beginning with his classic debut, Illmatic (1994), Nas stood tall for years as one of New York City's leading rap voices, outspokenly expressing a righteous, self-empowered swagger. He battled numerous adversaries, none more challenging than Jay-Z, who vied with him for the vacated throne left in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.'s assassination. Such headline-worthy drama informed Nas' provocative rhymes, which he delivered with both a masterful flow and a wise perspective. Throughout all the ups (the acclaim, popularity, and success) and downs (the expectations, adversaries, and over-reaching), Nas continually matured as an artist, evolving from a young street disciple to a vain all-knowing sage to a humbled, godly teacher. ~ Jason Birchmeier
Disc 1
1 Surviving the Times
2 Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)
3 It Ain't Hard To Tell
4 Life's a Bitch
5 N.Y. State Of Mind
6 One Love
7 If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
8 Street Dreams - (Remix, remix)
9 Hate Me Now
10 One Mic
11 Got Ur Self a...
12 Made You Look
13 I Can
14 Bridging the Gap
Product Attributes
Artist NAS
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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