Jay-Z Plans Concert on 10th Anniversary of Reasonable Doubt, Slams Makers of Cristál

jay_close.jpgDuring an appearance on Hot 97′s Angie Martinez Show yesterday, Jay-Z announced that he will be hosting a special commemorative concert in honor of the 10th anniversary of the release of his debut album, Reasonable Doubt.

The event will be held at New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall and is scheduled for June 25th, 10 years to the day that the record hit stores. The Def Jam President/CEO will perform all of the songs from the classic disc and in his typically vague fashion about such matters, has hinted that “anything can happen” on the night of the performance.

Although critically acclaimed, Reasonable Doubt did not initially enjoy the immediate commercial success typical of the Brooklyn MC’s subsequent releases, but eventually earned a platinum certification after being reissued in 1999. It has since been hailed by many as one of the greatest rap albums of all time, and the best album in Jay’s catalogue.

In related news, the Def Jam CEO also took the opportunity to slam the makers of Louis Roderer Cristal Champagne for recent comments by their managing director, Frédéric Rouzaud. In an interview with The Economist magazine, the executive expressed his distaste for the loyal patronage of his company’s product by hip-hop artists and fans alike and described their penchant for the yellow bottles of bubbly as “unwanted attention.” Jay responded by declaring that “Cristal is over” and vowing to never drink the expensive champagne again.

  • http://www.87northmusic.com J. Biz

    Preach!

  • Southern_Drama

    Hopefully he comes out with a better diss for Camron’s wack ass…

  • Blaq Thought

    Why spend hundreds for a Cristal bottle only to drink it and then piss in it and leave it at the bar for the next poor sap? That’s just mean. What good are the French anyway. At least the Swiss provide a service like bank accounts and coffee shops. The French are like that stuck up beeyotch at school who acts to good for everybody but takes a sh!t on the toilet just like the rest of us.

  • Katari

    We all know that his concert gone be good (since he probably will have Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne instead of those “real hip hop” east coast rappers) , but does he think that saying he will never drink Cristal will actually hurt their sales, cause i’m a 21 year old black male, a fan of hip-hop and I have never had cristal. Now im sure some NY nigga will reply that you don’t drink it cause you cant afford it. I want to say that i can afford it, but would rather spend my money on say my home mortgage (i know houses up north are too expensive to purchase so im sure yall can’t relate to this), my 24 inch rims, and gold teeth. I’ve had Moet, and frankly don’t see why people like champagne so much. I mean give me a 18 pack of beer and fifth of crown royal and im good for the night.

  • Tru Wanksta

    Jay-Z has ADD and that’s why he shit’s on niggas all day long… that nother level shit.

  • BIGdrawz

    Cristal is wack, i drink md 20/20 and chase it with thunderbird n grape kool-aid

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Jay needs to re-release it like Big’s or Nas’ debut album…all remastered & shit. And for that cristal shit…who gives a fuck..cristal is old news…like Katari said, I’d rather have a Crown & coke…or better yet a Three Kings (Crown Royal,Seagrams 7 Crown, & RC{Royal Crown} Cola) thats my drink niggaz…try some of dat shit.~

  • lukee lefty

    i am very baked over the fact that i have missed the last 2 concerts in NYC and now this one……i found out a day to late this concert is gonna be dope though a def classic for real Jay fans….i neva drank cristal before either but i will say that would have been my first choice for a champagne i guess not anymore cause of what money said

  • 11KAP

    KATARI, I AGREED WITH YOU ON SOME POINTS, BUT YOU GOTTA CHILL WITH THIS SUPERIOR SENSE OF YOURSELF. YOU’RE NOT BETTER THAN ANYONE FROM NEW YORK. WHO DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE? A FREAKIN’ GEORGIA PEACH?
    I WONDER IF CRYSTAL WILL MAKE ANY MONEY NOW, BECAUSE THEY SEEM PRETTY UNGRATEFUL ABOUT THEIR HIP HOP CLIENTELE.
    ANOTHER THING, I HEAR ALL THESE PEOPLE BRAGGING ABOUT THE SOUTH, BUT WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • john cochran

    Fuck cristal. Pass the e&j, the henny, or that purple punch. Anyway, hip hop doesnt understand that all those snobby foriegn companies fell that way. they dont want you in they circle nigga. Let em have it.

  • ReDiCuLouS

    I’m a fan of all hip-hop, and the thing that drives the South ahead is mainly it’s production…people like to dance to it or bump it in the whip…shit got crazy 808 and catchy ass hooks. New York right now still in shock & awe bout the whold thing…they thinkin’ “What about the lyrics?”…some southern cats got mad vocab now too…everyone just gotta chill, smoke ya optimos, and wait…it’ll be back around.

  • jak move

    this jay’s chace to eat killa cam but i think narrrr he won’t do it.

  • Big Kev

    Jay-Z is back doing a show.I hope his performance will inspire NY emcees to put out some great music.. What was the last classic album release in the NYC except for Jigga and Nas…. Shit! gotta go back to the G.O.A.T Biggie with life after death… I mean some albums were O.K but I`m talking about masterpieces…
    NEW YORK STAND UP!!!!
    WE need NAS and PRIMO!!!
    Til then i`m listening to some old school shit… and Fuck CRISTAL!!!
    PEACE OUT

  • Harsh Patel

    I only drink Henrock and beers. Cristal was for bougie folks who think they above everyone else.

  • 11KAP

    WORD, BIG KEV. MOST OF THIS NEW STUFF MEDIOCRE. RAP IS DEAD. I HAVE HEARD ENOUGH OF EVERYBODY SAYING “NIGGA”. RAPPERS GOTTA GET MORE CREATIVE.

  • lee

    fuck cristal it’s about time sombody said somthing about what that white boy said about unwanted attention. it’s bullshit the hip hop community has supported that overrated champange for too long don’t bite the hand that feeds you. they bitch about it but they have no problem taking our money. i will never drink cristal anymore.

  • gees dat dude

    hov is the greatest the fucking greatest

  • hardcore

    hi o hov aint no chingy

    jackpot is a straight hood banga……………… ya ya

  • Katari

    11KAP
    I do have a superior sense of myself but im not a Georgia Peach. Im a GA nigga. I know this sound funny but my real name is Tupac Katari Amasu Shabazz (My dad was on that black panther shit, but i wasn’t named after Tupac Shakur, cause im 21 and Tupac was not famous in 1984, but i was named after some incan indian warrior.)

  • The Critic

    Simply put Jay Z has the greatest rap career ever. He is not the greatest emcee ever but he has the career everyone wants. I also applaud him on his decision to stop drinking Cristal. Fuck those cracker ass crackers.

  • Ian

    Jay is the best ever, dead or alive. ‘Pac and B.I.G were great, but Jay was better all around. B.I.G had a tight ass flow, ‘pac had the passion, but all around Jay is better b/c his songwriting continued to get better over the years. Anyone who doesn’t have reasonable doubt needs to get it, b/c that’s the blueprint fot all these hustler rappers like T.I, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy (Fuck Wayne fake ass) As for dissing cam, he doesn’t need to, b/c Cam is a small fish that hasn’t been able to blow after six or seven albums. Finally Cristal shot themselves in the foot b/c every other line in a club song in the late 90s early 2000s mentioned them, free promotion. Dumb Asses.

  • H-Man

    We about Sizzurp and Patron and Hypnotic here. Looks like I had better get my plane ticket. Iz dere gonna be a guest appearance? One of da best albums all day all da way. Bigg ups Jay

  • Leeshorn

    Yo Jay I hope your not going to let Cam’ron slide with all that bull he was popin about you and then he have the nurve to disrespect Beyonce I dont know but you need to put his grimey ass in his place I hate when you try to help someone and they start talking shit.

  • http://myspace.com/jahandtajent jahandtaj ent

    I’m glad that one of our own finally stood up to these people that have gone out of their way to show that they don’t want us using their product. We all need to take a stand and say that if they don’t want our black dollar, somebody will!!! By the way, I don’t drink so I don’t give a shit about Cristal or Cristy either, if you know what I mean.

  • ddd

    some of u people need help.jay-z aint the greatest.he aint betta than rakim.oh yea,cam is that nigga

  • BKLYNBRED

    I NEVER LIKED CRISTAL ANYWAY….IM A ABSOLUT/JUICE NIGGA, AND LASTLY FUCK CAMRON AND HIS SOFT ASS LYRICS

  • elephant nutz

    only built 4 cuban linx… first mention of that piss in a gold bottle….everyone else bit. same thing with timberland, they dont like ghetto niggers big upping their overpriced products- fuck em. They don’t wanna be associated with us, even with the big sales boost we give their funky asses. Big up black business in these goddamned songs. I have to admit we need another jigga album, mainstream rap sucks donkey dick these days.

  • Jettison

    Reasonable Doubt is the best debut rap album ever created. To be true, the only albums that might top it are Life After Death and The Blueprint. Jay had it all on Reasonable Doubt; swagger, introspection, street shit, flow, and punchlines. The only dudes that I’ve seen since to have all of that are Joe Budden and Lupe Fiasco. If Lupe’s shit didn’t get bootlegged, it would have rivaled Illmatic, Ready to Die, and Reasonable Doubt as the best debut albums. Back to Jay, he needs to do another album or atleast focus on east coast rap. Jay’s dynamic and he knows how to develop talent–and dude’s like Rick Ross and Jeezy are nice–but he needs to get with the east coast dudes. Get back with Beans, Jada, for god’s sake do something with Nas, fuck with Fab and show him who’s really BK, Juelz is sick but probably has to avoid that collabo due to Cam, and if he wants to get Budden to sell joints he should get on a track with dude. Come on Jay, you have to have someone in A&R reading this shit.

  • http://n/a EAST COAST

    DDD You’re such an ignorant! Fuck that you’re stupid duke! I respect the God MC Rakim, but if you think Cam is that nigga than you must be fruity like him or something…that cat ain’t jack on Jay!!! Fuck a Cam’ron!! YO JAY PLEASE DON’T LET THIS WET WIPE ASS WIPING NIGGA GET AWAIT WITH THIS SHIT THIS TIME PUT THE SMACK DOWN ON HIS BITCH ASS, and yeah don’t forget to touch on Dash too, that nigga Pussy…..!!

  • milk&sugar

    “cris on the speedboat” (before cuban linx)…

  • Tyson

    Shouldn’t have been drinkin’ that piss anyway…[r. kelly LOL] It’s all about that HENNESSEY PRIVILEGE 4 all U rubix cube squares! That’s the treal shit!

  • B.Webb80′sBaby

    Cats like me we drink heiny’s out the fridge, ya dig!

  • V-Man

    all jay-z ever does is shit on niggaz, thinkin hez all big and shit, fuk president carter, if only niggaz like pac were still in the game

  • http://yahoo DEMARCUS

    JAY-Z SUX….

    2PAC 4-LIFE

    DIRTY SOUTH

  • nuttstl48

    dont nun of these crackers care about your black ass all they want is our money what we should do is start taking care of our familes an starting black business so we can have something that provides employment for our peoples, I say fuckem all anything that cause destruction an ignorance in our hoods. 48 or nothing

  • 82nd St. U-City huSTLa

    “The Martha Stewart/that’s far from Jewish” told them hoes(Cristal) the deal. My niggas don’t buy products from these racist muthafuckaz. Research shit b4 u buy the product so u know who u spending with. Jay need 2 sign this nigga named CHA$E from St. Louis. The nigga is sick!!!

  • Jersey Boy

    Fuck Cristal!!! business suits had nothing to say when hip hop raised there sales its all good though its better ways to get drunk …..lol

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  • http://deleted Pimpy_Hustler

    yea my man jay_z do your thing…air bitch cam out…anything can happen…hope he does a song with nas…two hip hop legends combine

  • http://xxlmag.com E-man (South c)

    Hallo at ma Nigga Maxim,Jay-z we giving that Nigga a Big up.

  • A.L. home of da yay sales

    cristal really aint all dat….taste like some andre and dat aint shit
    p.s. coming all da way from bama for dat concert

  • smoothie

    I really respect that Jay Z is throwing this concert. I know it will be the biggest concert of the year just like all his shows. I hope cam has a front row seat, so he can see what it supposed to look like. I’ve also ready alot of post about how Jay should attack Camron. That is so far from the truth, cam is so tired. Any one saying something different obviously hasn’t hear “U gotta love it.” The entire song gives credibility to those “Cam is gay” rumors. He spent damn near 8 minutes fighting over what jay did to dame. Is he in love with dame? What is that about? If you haven’t hear the song, go download it.(illegally) It is so bad it don’t need to be paid for. Don’t pay money for it. This is the most pathetic diss of the recent years. My question to all these people who think Dipset is hip hop… How many dip set tour dates sell out? I mean I can sell out a show in my backyard, but if I leave my home and can still sell tickets and albums. I’d have a right to call myself the “best in the game”.

    I can’t afford cristal because I’m getting a degree in marketing and management.

  • Da King J-Hosa

    look mayne i respect jay-z as artist but u need to get something right he is not the greatest rapper of all time yall dumb motherfuckers…u know damn well who is and thats the legendary “Tupac.” Ian u stupid ass how can u say that pac just had the passion and thats it ur stupid…Pac had everything u need to be considered the greatest…all his albums have gone platinum…and i fuckin hate jay-z for ruining a classic record by pac and that song is “Me and My Girlfriend”…that song is classic but that big lipped bastard ruined by putting that stupid bitch beyonce on the record and tryin to make a remake…show respect to the real G.O.A.T. TUPAC

  • http://xxlmag erererer

    good shit.

  • dizzle

    Hov’s gonna test his white collar muscle whith this one..He’s a trend setter..Don’t be surprized when nigaas stop drinkin it. Oh and if you hate that South stuff (11KAP) just be happy they’ve finally found their nitch. Oh and is it me or is it that The whole Diplomats clique just plain sucks!!!None of them niggas cam rhyme..

  • lilkym

    to southern drama…

    you have some nerve disrespecting Cam’ron. You have no idea nor know anything about that man or what he has been through or accomplished.You keep dickridin’ on these ‘studio gangstas’ and commercial rappers, who sit around and have to wait on advance money and perdium to live and eat and their label to drop their videos and do their promotion, while on the other hand, these niggas (dipset) made their own way, pay for their own shit, videos, promotion, and production and don’t have a bunch of motherfuckers telling them what they can and can’t do or say. I stick with and listen to the ‘real’ niggas.

  • http://hotmail.com Carla

    I know thats right jigga!! The hell with cris. People stick 2 Hen & Redbull. Thats whats poppin inthe Chi!!!

  • http://hotmail.com Carla

    I know thats right!! The hell with cris. The Chi drinkin on Hen & Redbull. Thats whats crackin in Chicago!!!

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    ALOT OF U’ALL HAV NEVA EVIN TASTED CRISTAL..BT U’ALL RUNNIN UR MOUTHS…WAT NOW MR PRESIDENT,SHUD WE ALL START DRINKIN ARMADALE????..IZ DAT WAT IT MEANZ???…DON THINK SO..
    EN BY DIZ IDON MEAN DAT BITCH ASS FROM CRISTAL IZ RITE..FUCK HIM..BUT U’ALL KNOW DAT HIT TASTES GUD..DON FRONT

    STOP FRONTIN..STOP LYIN
    GGGGGGG-UNOT

  • LLlim

    haha liken ya wrds blaq thought

  • Cellus

    Im glad that Jigga had that moment of clarity and vowed to never sip Cristal again. Good for him, but too bad too many people who arent as conscious as he will continue to sip Cristal! I mean, this isnt like Oprah said dont drink this champagne, or else their sales would surely plummet!

    Just like some french fag saying that blacks purchasing their product is “unwanted attention”! Their sales and stock went up because of brainwashed blacks purchasing this expensive shyt yet dont hold any stock or land or anything that is of any real value anyway!

    My people are gonna continue to purchase this bullshyt Cristal and continue to pay these french punks who dont give a damn about them anyway. They are gonna continue to keep spinnin, keep popin tags and all that, and continue to not buy stocks and land, and things that truly build wealth!

  • DARK SOURCE

    Jay do yo’ thing. Fuck the bullshit, I’ll get at you in a year or two.

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  • Queen Bee

    Personally if you not a Jay-Z fan you ain’t shit. I am a mc and I know what real lyrics is and ya’ll on these wack ass nigga’s dick who ain’t even got no experience in the rap game like Jay do. He paid his dues and he spoke to the streets, so before you criticize, feel what he been through he put blood, sweat, and tears in this. So if you copped the albums shut the fuck up.

  • jdiddy

    Guess he will have to drink Veuve Cliquot

  • http://politicalcritic.com PoliticalCritic

    He should drink more of it. I haven’t read the interview in The Economist Magazine, but I would guess that the guy is getting his wish if Jay-Z stops drinking it.

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  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    TICKETS SOLD OUT IN 2 MINUTES..EASY!!!

    DIPSET…GET EM TRU!

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    LILKYM SAID…
    you have some nerve disrespecting Cam’ron.
    I stick with and listen to the ‘real’ niggas.

    REAL NIGGAZ DONT RUN WEN THEY BOY BEING KNOCKED OUT AT THE RUCKER

  • Da King J-Hosa

    hey queenbee u need to chill out with all that nonsence saying you is a mc who gives…and whos to say these other rappers have not put everything they have into thier record..i stand by what i say fuck jay-z…and if u wanta get technical “Tupac” died for what he believed in and thats real music that nigga put more in his songs then any of these niggas especially jay-z and to be honest in my opinion when people say jigga is better than ” pac” and “biggie” is disrespect. jay-z does not come close to these two cats…So show somw respect to the real G.O.A.T. “TUPAC” R.I.P.

  • J-dizzLE

    CRISTAL, is piss. Dom Rose is where it is at and where it has been at forever. Most of y’all niggas definetely can’t afford DP ROSE so don’t go jumpin on that band wagon now, go buy some rims or gold teeth or whatever that wack ass biatch said up at the top.

  • Pisces8235

    I think my man is on the right track to setting an example on boycotting companies who do not appreciate our business. I think that all people that are in the eye of public should also lead by example. There are still black public figures who sport Tommy Hilfiger and companies such as Timberland. If they would take a stand as Jay did, we can start on a path to hit them where it hurts, their pockets.

  • http://yahoo Thinman

    I’m from the Illadel and I have only one thing to say about the whole shit.nobody cared about Cristal before, nobody cares now,fuck that frog bitch,champange gives me hangovers anyway.As for Jigga,he’s good but the greatest,forget about it.There ain’t been nothing really happening since Pac and Biggie.The rest of this shit that on the radio bores me to shit.None of ya’ll got nothing to say worth listening to.

  • THE TRUTH

    YO FUCK JAY-Z. IF U STOP RAPPING AND TELL ALL OF US U DONE THEN STOP MAKIN SONGZ AND SELLING OUT. N FUCK ALL YALL FAKE NIGGAZ ON HIS DICK

  • Holla

    I hate Jay Z!!

  • tuco

    Who the fuc is jz anyway? Wat a white boie scam!

  • deaf blaze

    shoot i remember the drink back in the days was the Dom Peringon…

    but i done graduate to the heavy league of Tequila baby

    aint nothin can fudge with my King Patron!

  • DIRTYSOUTH HUSTLA

    REFERING TO HARDCORES COMMENTS, COMPARING CHINGY TO JAY-Z, WHAT THE FUCK U THINKIN? JACKPOT WAS AIGHT, CANT HOLD A FLAME TO ANY OF JAYS ALBUMS. WHERES CHINGY NOW. EVER SINCE LUDA BOOTED HIM FROM DTP HE AINT DONE SHIT. OH, AND ALL YALL THATS HATIN ON THE SOUTH ALL I GOTTA SAY IS OUTKAST. AMONG MANY OTHERS, LUDACRIS, TRICK DADDY, ETC…