Studied this album. Learned from this album. I seen a clip of @vina_love saying this was her favorite album. That's the connection I'm talking about. Generational. "Can I Live" is a real life movie. Shouts to @irvgotti187 for throwing Hov that alley. That's one of he best beats in Hip-hop. Timeless. What's your favorite song off this album?
ALBUM REVIEW ⭐
Reasonable Doubt (JAY-Z): 4/5
"Reasonable Doubt" is the debut studio album by JAY-Z, and also one of the most talked about albums in the hip-hop community. The album features mafioso rap themes and gritty lyrics about the hustler lifestyle and material obsessions, popularizing it as a result, & also including guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, Memphis Bleek, The Notorious B.I.G., Foxy Brown, and more. After relistening to this record, I can safely say this is JAY-Z's best work, lyrically, here he was very good at writing detailed lyrics/verses with clever rhymes about his experiences on the streets through nice beats (or some that were unimpressive such as "22 Two's" & "Ain't No Nigga," still were good though). Features such as B.I.G. and Foxy Brown killed it in their tracks. This can be viewed as Jay's "Illmatic" in a way, both great debuts/albums with similar concepts. I don't like mafioso rap much but albums like these that carries lyrical content (and if they're actually good) are an exception.
I'm not even a JAY-Z fan but I can't deny this album even though I didn't exactly like it on the first listen, I'm feeling a High 4/5. 🎶 "I'm feeling it" 🎶 lol anyway, that's all I have to say, I sort of recommend it and have a nice day.
Favorite Tracks: Can't Knock The Hustle, Dead Presidents II, Feelin' It, Can I Live, Coming Of Age
Shout out to @djkayslay
See @ceomemphisbleek Bleek it’s just not me. I know that you say that your Big Homey is too far gone to be out here blocking or blacklisting people’s blessings but with @themarcymadeseries Dehaven’s Instagram page being shut down. Young Chris, myself, and numerous other’s being blocked by Jay Z and now even @darealsaucemoney Sauce Money finally speaking up and ready for war I know you don’t think this is a coincidence anymore. Jaz O was in our company too he just made it right with him before he spoke out. Y’all fans out here always think people be jealous or hating because y’all think a rich person don’t be out here blocking blessings. Well either Sauce Money is just another person on a long list of Haters or we are seeing that a lot of us are not alone in this fight against the elite who keep people down while they continue to prosper. I keep telling y’all that Black Excellence is Block Excellence. #chokenojoke#legendaryvideographer#saucemoney#jayz#blackballing#blacklist#haters
This is night time music wit yo lady music. This late night driving down the highway wit yo lady music. This could b played at a elegant affair at a club. This track right here could b played at many forums!
One of my all time fav laid back records I ever heard! The beat is so smooth & luscious....u just gotta love it. And @darealsaucemoney rode the beat perfect and spit lavishly on it!! I can literally play this joint all got damn day and not get tired of it.
Fellas, u better add this one to u all's playlist....trust me on this!
Oh, and DJ Screw loved this joint as well and put it on one of Screw tapes he released that year...chopped it up nicely!
What u see here was the beginning stages of something bigger....its always been a plan, just had to see itself out.
Jay & Dame saw the vision...and they worked hard to get there. Some came & some went but all in all the goal was to establish something from the group up.
This was when Clue dominated mixtapes & Radio!! Classic times indeed! And when did u ever think u would hear Jay rhyming over a Black Star beat?? crazy right?? lol
When they used to say get ur tapes ready...it was meant for moments like this!! @djclue#memphisbleek#saucemoney#jigga#daranjahz#brooklyn#marcy#rocafella#hot97
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@jazokkmg - #HawaiianSophie
"The luau was sharp, right Jay? (On the strength money)
Laughter good food and tons of honeys"
#JazO formerly known as The Jaz is a rapper that was most prominent in the late 80's and early 90's and is probably a name most aren't familiar with.
Jaz-O is best known for being an early mentor for the phenomenon whom is #JayZ and gives Jigga his video debut on his #1989 single Hawaiian Sophie with a few hype-man adlibs. The pair continued to collab sproadicly until 2002 when the two started feuding. Jaz-O also shared some sucess producing for other emcees like #Rakim#KoolGRap & #RasKass