*It looks like Jay-Z’s best-of album “The Hits Collection – Volume 1” will finally be released in November, reports Billboard.
The latest Universal Music Group release book has the compilation album scheduled for Nov. 23, just a day after Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” set is scheduled to hit stores.
The album will apparently be available as a regular CD and on vinyl, as well as a Deluxe Edition Package and a Collector’s Edition Box set.
The Deluxe will be a two-disc set that will include five never-released tracks and a 32-page mini book debossed with Jay-Z’s signature “diamond.” The Collector’s Edition will come in a hardcover box containing two-disc set with five never-released songs and a 100-page coffee table book filled with never-before-seen photographs of Jay-Z and friends.
In other Jay-Z news, the rap mogul and his wife Beyonce celebrated his grandmother Hattie’s 85th birthday by picking her up in a Rolls-Royce and whisking her off to the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, a space with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty.
According to the New York Post, “The guests were entertained by dancers from the Boys & Girls Club when they weren’t dancing themselves or devouring the Southern cooking.”