Hip-hop veteran [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] has a bevy of blue-chip bangers to choose from for his upcoming greatest-hits effort The Hits Collection. Judging by the track list for the November release, Hov mined his most recent LPs for chart-toppers to fill the album.
The first disc features three hits from his last record, 2009's The Blueprint 3: the album's lead single, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"; the Rihanna- and Kanye West-assisted hit "Run This Town"; and "Empire State of Mind," his smash hometown anthem with fellow New Yorker Alicia Keys.
Tracks from his 2003 effort, The Black Album, also figure prominently on Hits. The record, which was then billed as Hov's final album before signing off from the rap game for good, is represented on the greatest-hits collection by singles such as "Dirt Off Your Shoulder," "Encore" and the Rick Rubin-helmed "99 Problems." The album's underground cult classic interlude "Public Service Announcement" will also appear on Hits.
Many cuts from the Blueprint album series appear on the collection, including the Jackson 5-sampling hit "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" from The Blueprint and the ride-or-die anthem " '03 Bonnie & Clyde" with now-wife Beyoncé from Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. The comp also features "Roc Boys" from 2007's American Gangster, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" from The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000) and "Big Pimpin' " from 1999's Vol. 3 ... The Life and Times of S. Carter.
The second disc of Hits on the collector's-edition box set features less well-known fare for die-hard Hov heads, such as Jay-Z-enhanced remixes of Young Jeezy's "My President" and DJ Khaled's "Go Hard."
The album is slated to hit stores November 23.
Full Hits Collection track list, according to Amazon:
1. "Public Service Announcement (Interlude)"
2. "Run This Town" (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
3. " '03 Bonnie & Clyde" (featuring Beyoncé)
5. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
6. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
7. "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
8. "99 Problems"
9. "Empire State of Mind" (featuring Alicia Keys)
10. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
11. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
12. "Show Me What You Got"
13. "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is) ... "
14. "Big Pimpin' "
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