With charged poetic lyrics spit in an almost impossibly smooth flow, Nas turned the rap world on its ear in 1994 when the Queens MC unleashed the instantly immortal ILLMATIC. The immaculate record contained few frills, no skits, no celebrity cameos, just the rapper's deceptively complex rhymes, words that lounged in the listener's psyche for days after, layered over beats by some of the best producers of the day. While the following years would find Nas hard-pressed to live up to his supernova debut, he quietly released solid records. In 2001, his spirit revived by a beef with Jay-Z (they would reunite on stage years later), he released the acerbic STILLMATIC, which was followed by a string of critically praised records, but no shortage of controversy.
DISC 1 for Greatest Hits (CD) Album
By Nas (Artist)
UK pressing of the 2007 hits collection from the Hip Hop great featuring three bonus tracks: 'Half Time', 'Nas Is Like' and 'Thief's Theme'. Greatest Hits features 17 certified Hip Hop classics from the finest lyricist of our generation including two brand new tracks all one fantastic CD. The track listing includes the hottest tracks ranging from his first 1992 single 'Half Time', to the new single 'Less Than An Hour' featuring Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkely) taken from the soundtrack to Rush Hour 3. Producers and guests include DJ Premier, Puff Daddy, R. Kelly, Salaam Remi, Lauryn Hill, AZ, Large Professor, Q-Tip, his father Olu Dara and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo. RCA.
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