One of the greatest rappers of all-time dropped his debut album twenty years ago today. Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z dropped his classic, major label debut, Reasonable Doubt on June 25, 1996 and it featured the late, great Notorious B.I.G, Mary J. Blige and Memphis Bleek. The production on this album was top-notched as it featured the legendary DJ Premier and Clark Kent. Back when this album dropped, Jay-Z hadn’t become the huge star we knew him as, but he was building quite the portfolio having some big name stars to appear on his debut album. The album had plenty of bangers on it from Can’t Knock the Hustle featuring Mary J. Blige and Dead Presidents II, which the videos can be viewed below. But, there were other tracks like Feelin It, Politics As Usual, D’Evils, 22 Two’s, Can I Live and Brooklyn’s Finest featuring Biggie Smalls amongst my favorites on the album. As you can see, this is an album that I can pop in and listen to it from the beginning to the end with skipping a track. Many hip hop heads consider this as one of the best hip hop albums ever and consider this as being the best album Jay-Z has put out. I can’t really argue about this being his best work, but The Blueprint and Black Album are up there for me when you’re talking about Jay-Z albums. After the two videos, you can view the track listing for the Reasonable Doubt album.
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- Can’t Knock the Hustle ft. Mary J. Blige
- Politics As Usual
- Brooklyn’s Finest ft. Notorious B.I.G.
- Dead Presidents II
- 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. Sauce Money & Jaz-O
What is your favorite track off the Reasonable Doubt album? Where do you rank the Reasonable Doubt album as far as hip hop albums? Do you consider Reasonable Doubt as the best album from Jay-Z? Head to the comments section below and show Jay-Z some love as he celebrates the 20 year anniversary of the release of his Reasonable Doubt album.