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Chapter One: Greatest Hits [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A greatest-hits compilation was inevitable, but possibly too soon. Taking things up to right before 1999's Life and Times of S. Carter, this compiles all of the earliest Jay-Z anthems onto one disc, quite possibly to ride off of the success of the Blueprint and Unplugged releases. These tracks are infectious and wildly pop-savvy hip-hop masterpieces that laid the groundwork for the R&B/hip-hop charts for the past decade, and they show Jay-Z in some of the finest moments of his career. It's a smart idea, but the album could have been much stronger had more recent material been included in place of remixes as bonus tracks. That said, fans unfamiliar with his classic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A greatest-hits compilation was inevitable, but possibly too soon. Taking things up to right before 1999's Life and Times of S. Carter, this compiles all of the earliest Jay-Z anthems onto one disc, quite possibly to ride off of the success of the Blueprint and Unplugged releases. These tracks are infectious and wildly pop-savvy hip-hop masterpieces that laid the groundwork for the R&B/hip-hop charts for the past decade, and they show Jay-Z in some of the finest moments of his career. It's a smart idea, but the album could have been much stronger had more recent material been included in place of remixes as bonus tracks. That said, fans unfamiliar with his classic early work should start here. Die-hard loyalists most likely have everything noteworthy already.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 743219204622
  • Catalog Number: 192046

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (4:00)
  2. 2 Wishing on a Star (3:55)
  3. 3 Sunshine - Foxy Brown (3:16)
  4. 4 The City Is Mine (4:00)
  5. 5 Can't Knock the Hustle (3:36)
  6. 6 Ain't No Nigga (3:24)
  7. 7 Imaginary Prayer (3:58)
  8. 8 Money Ain't a Thang (4:14)
  9. 9 Can I Get A... - Amil (5:11)
  10. 10 Streets Is Watching (4:02)
  11. 11 Money, Cash, Hoes (4:12)
  12. 12 I Know What Girls Like (4:51)
  13. 13 Feelin' It (3:47)
  14. 14 Dead Presidents II (4:26)
  15. 15 Wishing on a Star (5:53)
  16. 16 Can't Knock the Hustle - Melissa Morgan (4:43)
  17. 17 Ain't No Nigga - Foxy Brown (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay-Z Primary Artist, Rap
Babyface Vocals, Track Performer
Foxy Brown Rap, Track Performer
Blackstreet Vocals
Mary J. Blige Vocals
DMX Rap
Jermaine Dupri Rap, Track Performer
Lil' Kim Rap
Melissa Morgan Track Performer
Ja Rule Rap, Track Performer
Amil Track Performer
Puff Daddy Rap
Technical Credits
Kasseem Dean Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Last Real Rapper

    I always appreciate an artist earlier works.With most of the songs they came when Jay-Z was hungry,the end result exceptional lyrics and real stories.

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