Reasonable Doubt

Performers Jay-Z

Roc-A-Fella | January 26, 1999 | Compact Disc

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This version of REASONABLE DOUBT contains one bonus track not on the original release. Personnel includes: Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek, Big Jaz, Sauce Money (rap vocals); Mary J. Blige, Mecca (vocals). Producers include: Knowbody, Ski, Clark Kent, DJ Premier, DJ Irv . Engineers: Joe Quinde, Eddie S. Recorded at D&D Studios, New York, New York. In the past few years, the hip-hop community has embraced a lot of rappers who falsify their identity with hard-rock gangster images, and created superstars out of average MCs. But where others proclaim, Brooklyn, New York native Jay-Z lyrically illustrates that he knows first hand what he is talking about. Jay-Z mixes original concepts with an imperative rhyming style, showing his versatility on cuts like "22 Two's" and "Friend Or Foe," while still managing to school youngsters on tracks like "Can I Live" and "Regrets," teaching them to learn from his mistakes. Not only is REASONABLE DOUBT heads above other rap albums lyrically, it's a musical gem as well, with production that ranges from the R&B flavor of DJ Clark Kent to the rugged beats of the flawless DJ Premier. As rap's premier underground MCs begin to emerge above ground, Jay-Z's debut album sounds like the next classic.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 26, 1999

Genre: East Coast Rap

Style: Rap

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Roc-A-Fella

UPC: 049925004021

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Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt

Performers Jay-Z
Guest Artist(s) Big Jaz, Foxy Brown, Mary J. Blige, Mecca, Memphis Bleek, Sauce Money, The Notorious B.I.G.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 26, 1999

Genre: East Coast Rap

Style: Rap

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Roc-A-Fella

UPC: 049925004021


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Title Track Time
1.Can't Knock The Hustle --
2.Politics As Usual --
3.Brooklyn's Finest --
4.Dead Presidents II --
5.Feelin' It --
6.D'Evils --
7.22 Two's --
8.Can I Live --
9.Ain't No ***** --
10.Friend Or Foe --
11.Coming Of Age --
12.Cashmere Thoughts --
13.Bring It On --
14.Regrets --
15.Can I Live II --

Editorial Notes

This version of REASONABLE DOUBT contains one bonus track not on the original release. Personnel includes: Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek, Big Jaz, Sauce Money (rap vocals); Mary J. Blige, Mecca (vocals). Producers include: Knowbody, Ski, Clark Kent, DJ Premier, DJ Irv . Engineers: Joe Quinde, Eddie S. Recorded at D&D Studios, New York, New York. In the past few years, the hip-hop community has embraced a lot of rappers who falsify their identity with hard-rock gangster images, and created superstars out of average MCs. But where others proclaim, Brooklyn, New York native Jay-Z lyrically illustrates that he knows first hand what he is talking about. Jay-Z mixes original concepts with an imperative rhyming style, showing his versatility on cuts like "22 Two's" and "Friend Or Foe," while still managing to school youngsters on tracks like "Can I Live" and "Regrets," teaching them to learn from his mistakes. Not only is REASONABLE DOUBT heads above other rap albums lyrically, it's a musical gem as well, with production that ranges from the R&B flavor of DJ Clark Kent to the rugged beats of the flawless DJ Premier. As rap's premier underground MCs begin to emerge above ground, Jay-Z's debut album sounds like the next classic.
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