JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE Arrives Nov. 22nd On Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings
FIRST U.S. HITS COMPILATION OF JAY-Z's CAREER, SPANNING 1998 TO 2009, EVERY TRACK PERSONALLY CHOSEN BY JAY-Z
NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 -- Encompassing more than a dozen years of hit singles and signature album tracks, JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, the first compilation of its kind ever issued in the U.S. on the 10-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop megastar, will arrive in stores November 22nd on Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group
HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE will be available in three separate packages:
The essential 14 tracks on HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, each cut personally chosen by JAY-Z, are as follows:
The five rarities contained on the HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE Deluxe Edition second CD and Collector's Edition Box Setsecond CD comprise "Young Gifted and Black," "Pump It Up (Freestyle)," "My President Is Black (Remix)," "Go Hard Remix" by JAY-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain, and "This Life Forever" (from the Black Gangster movie soundtrack, 1999).
JAY-Z's career began in 1996 with the classic "Reasonable Doubt." In 1997, he joined forces with Def Jam Recordings and began an unprecedented era of success propelling him to the position of trendsetter, entrepreneur and innovator that he is today. In 2009, JAY-Z released "The Blueprint 3" on Roc Nation and surpassed Elvis for the most # 1 albums for a solo artist. JAY-Z has effectively cemented his place in not only hip-hop, but as a spokesperson for innovation and originality; emphasizing the importance of expanding the boundaries of the culture.
JAY-Z has transcended being pigeon holed; opening doors for artists of every genre, introducing his music to venues and audiences never before thought to be traditional hip-hop outlets. His career has sparked conversation and debate on topics ranging from hip-hop purity to various socio-political issues. With the release of HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, JAY-Z celebrates what he has already accomplished, while looking forward to the "first time ever" moments he has yet to create.
SOURCE The Island Def Jam Music Group