Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. This week one of the albums that stood out on my playlist was the Reasonable Doubt joint. As we all know, that was the debut album from Jay-Z on Roc-A-Fella Records. Jay-Z is one of the greatest to ever touch the mic. Many people and publications have anointed him as the GOAT. It has been over five years since Jay dropped his 4:44 album. He has claimed that he hasn’t officially retired from music because he’s featured on the upcoming DJ Khaled joint. Before all of that, Jay-Z was trying to make a name for himself with the Reasonable Doubt album. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of its release. Reasonable Doubt has sold over 1.5 million copies, but many consider it Jay-Z best album. There’s a legit argument between it, the Black Album and the Blueprint.
Reasonable Doubt featured a couple of heavy hitters which was crazy considering it was a debut album. Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige was featured and he introduced Memphis Bleek on Coming of Age. Foxy Brown, Sauce Money and Jaz-O also made appearances. There were four singles released off the album. The first single, Dead Presidents is my Throwback Thursday joint. The gold selling single sampled The World is Yours from Nas. The video for Dead Presidents saw the Notorious B.I.G., AZ and many others be a part of it. Reasonable Doubt is a dope album and if you haven’t, check it out yourself. Check out the video for Dead Presidents up above. Below is the track listing and stream for the Reasonable Doubt.
- Can’t Knock the Hustle ft. Mary J. Blige
- Politics As Usual
- Brooklyn’s Finest ft. The Notorious B.I.G.
- Dead Presidents
- Feelin’ It
- 22 Two’s
- Can I Live
- Ain’t No Nigga ft. Foxy Brown
- Friend or Foe
- Coming of Age ft. Memphis Bleek
- Cashmere Thoughts
- Bring It On ft. Jaz-O & Sauce Money