Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Priority
Freeway: ”I remember when I first heard Reasonable Doubt, I was like, ‘It’s cool.’ Reasonable Doubt was from a boss’ perspective. At that time in my life, I wasn’t a boss, I was a worker. I was selling packs and bundles and stuff like that. A lot of the stuff he was talking about, I could relate too but I couldn’t relate to it from that boss point of view.
”As I got older and I was listening to that shit, I was like, ‘Man, this shit’s crazy.’ I remember I was still on Nas heavy and my niggas they was like, ‘This nigga Jay-Z is the shit.’ I’m like ‘Jay-Z? Who the hell is Jay-Z?’ Then I went and listened to Reasonable Doubt and was like, ‘Hold up. He really is on some shit.’
“I definitely think Reasonable Doubt is an album that was ahead of it’s time. To this day, it’s still great.”