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The Hits Collection, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)

JAY Z

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Album Review

“Hits,” for the sake of this 2010 anthology, tends to refer to crossover singles, which might explain why it pays no attention to Jay-Z's first two albums, Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. The emphasis is on his pop-leaning singles that reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, beginning with 1998’s “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” and concluding with 2009’s “Empire State of Mind.” It doesn’t include every Top 20 hit — neither “Excuse Me Miss” nor “Young Forever” appear — and not every selection qualifies as a hit. For instance, the Black Album tracks “Public Service Announcement” and “Encore” weren’t even issued as singles, though the latter might be the stand-in for the Linkin Park collaboration “Numb/Encore,” which did hit the Top 20. Regardless, this is a decent overview, but it’s far from definitive and more a celebration of the man’s popularity, while also serving as a tie-in with Decoded, his memoir. The Hits Collection, Vol. 1 is lavishly packaged, containing a 32-page booklet of black-and-white photos. This might be the first time that a track list has used asterisks for the sake of denoting Grammy winners. [The second disc contains five tracks worth of deeper cuts and songs on which Jay-Z is featured.]

Customer Reviews

O'h yeah!

Just Buy it! All the hits in one album!

awesome but vol 2?

def buy if youre new to him, i dont see the point, if u want a "greatest hits" just get reasonable doubt. anyway must get especially DOA, run this town, encore, empire state of mind, big pimpin...you know what get the whole thing. but with "vol 1" i guess well get a #2. if so, when and whats the point? this has all the classics. theyll be second class tracks

buy buy buy!

all of jay z's songs are good but his greatist hits is spactacular! best songs are hard knock life and 99 problems. buy the album go ahead! u won't regret it!

Biography

Born: 04 December 1969 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television. He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever...
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