19 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his humble beginnings, Jay-Z has built an empire that rivals that of nearly any other hip-hop artist before or since. Besides his own record label and married bliss with Beyoncé, he is involved in a vast array of profitable business ventures, including professional sports, fashion, real estate, and nightclubs. Musically, he has sold over 50 million albums, holds the record for most number one solo records on Billboard, and has won 10 GRAMMY®s. With so many smash singles under his belt, it's hard to believe it's taken so long for an official hits collection, but here it is. This 15-track compilation includes most of his huge commercial anthems, such as his big breakthrough, the Annie-sampling "Hard Knock Life" and guaranteed party starter "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," as well as the Neptunes-produced "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and Rick Rubin throwback banger "99 Problems." Unfortunately, there's nothing here from his debut (and arguably best) album Reasonable Doubt, but hopefully that will be remedied on a forthcoming Vol. Two.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his humble beginnings, Jay-Z has built an empire that rivals that of nearly any other hip-hop artist before or since. Besides his own record label and married bliss with Beyoncé, he is involved in a vast array of profitable business ventures, including professional sports, fashion, real estate, and nightclubs. Musically, he has sold over 50 million albums, holds the record for most number one solo records on Billboard, and has won 10 GRAMMY®s. With so many smash singles under his belt, it's hard to believe it's taken so long for an official hits collection, but here it is. This 15-track compilation includes most of his huge commercial anthems, such as his big breakthrough, the Annie-sampling "Hard Knock Life" and guaranteed party starter "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," as well as the Neptunes-produced "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" and Rick Rubin throwback banger "99 Problems." Unfortunately, there's nothing here from his debut (and arguably best) album Reasonable Doubt, but hopefully that will be remedied on a forthcoming Vol. Two.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
367 Ratings
367 Ratings
Naor13 ,

Wow

Empire State of mind with Alicia keys was the bomb they killed the collaboration on this album

mbogens ,

🔥

Missing some songs

Colt1271204739200 ,

What

No Heart of the City!?

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