- Released: November 6, 2007
- Label: Sony
- 1.Surviving the Times
- 2.Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)
- 3.It Ain't Hard to Tell
- 4.Life's a Bitch
- 5.N.Y. State of Mind
- 6.One Love
- 7.If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
- 8.Street Dreams - (Remix, remix)
- 9.Hate Me Now
- 10.One Mic
- 11.Got Ur Self A...
- 12.Made You Look
- 13.I Can
- 14.Bridging the Gap
Personnel: AZ (vocals); Olu Dara (guitar, harmonica, trumpet); Salaam Remi (guitar, bass guitar, drums); Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami (guitar, drums); Delight 2000 Watts Music (keyboards); Angela Hunte (vocals, background vocals); Lauryn Hill (vocals); Vincent Henry (guitar, strings, harmonica, baritone saxophone); Mercedes Abal (flute); Kathryn Bostic, Chanelle Gstettenbauer (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Olu Dara, Puff Daddy, R. Kelly, Cee Lo Green.
Audio Mixers: Diego Garrido; Stevo; Kevin Crouse; Richard Travali; Eddie Sancho ; Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami; Tone.
Audio Remixer: R. Kelly.
Recording information: Battery Studios, New York, NY; Chung King Studios, New York, NY; D&D Recording, New York, NY; D.A.R.P. Studios, Atlanta, GA; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY; Right Track Recording, New York, NY; sony Music Studios; Studio Atlantis, Los Angeles, CA; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL; Unique Studios; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Daniel Moss; Jonathan Mannion; Danny Clinch.
Arrangers: George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson; Mike "The Razor" Brinkley.
Nasir Jones has gone from Nasty Nas to Nas to Escobar and back from his watershed debut ILLMATIC through to the polemic that is 2006's HIP-HOP IS DEAD. GREATEST HITS surveys Nas's hottest album tracks during this journey. Two previously unheard tracks (the autobiographical "Surviving the Times," which describes the young MC's struggle to enter the rap game, and "Less Than an Hour," the theme from RUSH HOUR 3 featuring Cee-Lo) kick the collection off. Overall, GREATEST HITS is an evenhanded blend that brings some of Nas's most successful tracks together with his strongest lyrical performances. AZ, R. Kelly, Lauryn Hill, Puff Daddy, and Q-Tip are featured.