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Reasonable Doubt [Explicit Lyrics]

Jay Z Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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Jay-Z's classic debut is a compelling reflection on his life as a hustler. It's invested with an uncommon complexity and candor that has noticeably faded in his later material. Armed with clever phrasing and sly deadpan wit, Jay-Z navigates indulgent romps ("Can't Knock the Hustle"), thought-provoking introspection ("Regrets"), and devastating street-corner soliloquies ("Friend or Foe") with savvy composure. The beats on Reasonable Doubt, provided by the likes of DJ Premier & Ski, are as irresistibly slick as his persona. "Brooklyn's Finest," his mic-passing session with his friend Notorious B.I.G., takes on a torch-passing significance in the wake of Biggie's death. That song, and the entire album, foreshadows Jay-Z's subsequent ascension to kingpin status. --Del. F. Cowie

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Jay-Z, Reazonable Doubt, back by popular demand, classic debut album from arguably The Greatest MC Of All Time. This title has previously scanned 1.4 million units. Jay-Z's classic debut is a compelling reflection on his life as a hustler. It's invested with an uncommon complexity and candor that has noticeably faded in his later material. Armed with clever phrasing and sly deadpan wit, Jay-Z navigates indulgent romp "Can't Knock the Hustle", thought-provoking introspection Regrets, and devastating street-corner soliloquies "Friend or Foe" with savvy composure. The beats on Reasonable Doubt, provided by the likes of DJ Premier & Ski, are as irresistibly slick as his persona. "Brooklyn's Finest," his mic-passing session with his friend Notorious B.I.G., takes on a torch-passing significance in the wake of Biggie's death. That song, and the entire album, foreshadows Jay-Z's subsequent ascension to kingpin status.

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4.0 out of 5 stars My review for this cd Aug. 26 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was a good buy.It was a great cd loved it. I'd recommend this cd to all rap/hip hop fans, enjoyed very much
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well constructed masterpiece May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Reasonable Doubt quite simply put, is one of hip-hop's finest masterpieces by one of its greatest artists. This album dropped back in the mid 90s when artists actually HAD to have talent in order to get respect. If you're a new fan (one that caught on after Hard Knock Life), then you should go back and hear his early material starting with this. 1996 was hip-hop's last truly incredible year. This album and Outkast's ATLiens were the premiere albums of that year. There's so much to say about this LP but amazon only allows 1,000 words so I'll try to keep it short.
The album is centered around the theme of hustling and the life of a hustler. Jay-Z had been living that life since 1988 and many refer to Reasonable Doubt as the Hustler's Bible, so to speak. It starts off with "Can't Knock the Hustle" with Mary J. Blige. The beat is perfect for the lyrics and Jay drops bombs. "Brooklyn's Finest" with BIG is one of hip-hop's greatest collaborations. Jay and BIG go back and forth and just tear the track to shreds. They come hard with metaphors, punchlines, and their sick flows. The beat is produced by Clark Kent. Now, my favorite track "Dead Presidents II" is just unbelievable. The production on this track by Ski is some of the best you'll ever hear. It samples Lonnie Liston Smith's "Dreams of Tomorrow" and compliments Jay's style perfectly. I would say this song is one of hip-hop's best (almost on the level of TROY). As for the lyrics go, it's basically about getting your money and going against all odds in order to acquire it. Another highlight for the LP is the Premo produced "D'Evils". Lyrically, this track is one of Jay's best ever. At the end of Jay's verse he says: "And even if Jehova Witness bet he'll never testify", need I say more?
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing July 21 2005
By dist0rt
Format:Audio CD
This cd is truely classic jay-z' flow and lyrical content on this album are flawless. What sets Reasonable Doubt apart from his other cd's is that it is free of all the songs that he made to get him airtime and his lyrics are less about how rich he is etc... top 3 songs on this album in no order are: Can't Knock The Hustle, Dead Presidents and Brooklyns Finest. This CD > Jay's other releases 'nuff said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Jay-Z Album July 17 2004
By Bob
Format:Audio CD
This is a great, must have album! Every song on it is great but here is my top 5 songs:
1. Ain't No N*gga
2. Dead Presidents II
3. Brookly'n Finest
4. 22 Twos
5. Can I Live
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Good East Coast MC Out There July 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
No offense to people in the eastcoast, but in my opinion, I don't really like Eastcoast rap. But for Jay-Z, it's different. He has great lyrics, great beats & great flows. The best songs on this album are "Ain't No N****", "Dead Presidents II" and "22 Twos" Ain't N N*gga includes great Jay-Z vocals, and some awesome beats. With this album, Nas doesn't stand a chance against Jigga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Jay-Z Album June 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album right here will change your life someway whether its the kind of music you listen to, how you look at life, making certain decisions, etc. Jay-Z released Reasonable Doubt and it was instantly looked at as a classic but not many people knew who he was which shocks many after how huge he is now. Lyrically he is at his best and his flow together show just how this is one of the greatest albums ever and how he is one of the greatest rappers ever. The production is also really good and often is some of the reason why this album is so good like just how well the beats were put together and with jay-z on them it was perfect making this a classic. The best songs are 22Two's, Bring it on, Brooklyn's Finest, Can't Knock The Hustle, Regrets, Coming Of Age, and the absolute best song on the album and that's Dead Presidents II. If you thought Blueprint was the best Jay-Z album you should really reconsider not that Blueprint wasn't good its just that Blueprint's nothing compared to this. Overall one of the best east coast albums, one of the best 1996 albums, and one of the greatest albums ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jay's Best Yet... June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Sorry to say people but I dont think Jay could ever go back to the era of just pure genius and greatness. He tried to with his last album but no cake. This Album is a damn classic, in fact I forgot he was this good not after listing to cds :-/ Jay U are a pioneer in Hip hop and you proved it with this album right here!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Done right the first time. June 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD showcases HOV's rawest and most honest work. Nothing but hot beats and smooth lyrics without the help of big name people. My favorite Jay Z CD, you better get it if you don't have it.
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