Today In Hip-Hop: Jay-Z Celebrates The 17th Anniversary Of ‘Reasonable Doubt’

On this day, June 25, in hip-hop history…. 1996: Seventeen years ago to date Jay-Z released his classic debut Reasonable doubt, the start of what some may call the greatest rap career of all time. Now a hip-hop mogul, Jay-Z has come a long way from the 1996 black and white cover in which a dapperly dressed young Hov appeared bearing a cigar. Composed of hits like “Ain’t No Nigga”, “Can’t Knock The Hustle” and “Dead Presidents”, the Mafioso rap styled album remained on the Billboard 200 for about 18 weeks. The certified Platinum project held features from Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. ...

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