Analyzing Jay Z’s First Eight Platinum Solo Albums

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AlbumReasonable Doubt
Release Date: June 25, 1996
First Week Sales: 43,000
Major Singles (Billboard Hot 100 peak): ): “Dead Presidents” (N/A); “Ain’t No Nigga” (50); “Can’t Knock The Hustle” (73); “Feelin’ It” (79)
Platinum Certification Date: Feb. 7, 2002
XXL Rating: XXL
Album Producers: Knobody, Sean Cane, Ski Beatz, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Irv Gotti, Peter Panic, & K-Rob
Biggest Rap Album Competitor: Tupac, All Eyez On Me; Nas, It Was Written; Fugees, The Score; OutKast, ATLiens
Memorable Remixes/Feature Verses: Foxy Brown, “I’ll Be”
Top News Headlines: Jay-Z Partners With Damon Dash and Kareem Burke To Start Roc-A-Fella Records

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  • Peso

    96-2003 in which I call Hov 1st career is something that no rap artist

  • Peso

    can never duplicate and I’m not just talking album sales but overall performance. A album every year (sometimes 2 in 1 year) has always been amazing to me